Norwegian morning in Sedbury

Quiet in the house.
The sun shines
through pale blue curtains
dappled with moving shadows.
of last night´s laughter,
and the friendly warmth
of calvados surround me.
On sofa and chairs
the cushions still flop
intimate, nudging each other.
On the coffee table rests
Norwegian milk chocolate
in gold foil wrap.
The breakfast prepared,
I sit back and wait for my friends
to join me in another day
of poetry.

Audrey Tullet