Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sheila Jacob writes

New day
     After Mary Oliver
Its newness greets me
in the simplest of ways.

A breeze lifting 
plump bushes
of purple heather;
rain slicking
overblown tulips,       
      one pink petal
from its bowl of light. 

Perhaps more will fall
when darkness
hugs the mountain.

Birds sang in chorus
as the sun rose.
I didn’t hear them
but how exciting
       to know
 wild creatures
 make music
 while I sleep. Image result for dawn paintings
Baroque Dawn -- David Lloyd Glover

1 comment:

  1. Mary Oliver began writing poetry at 14 but did not publish ger 1sr collection, "No Voyage and Other Poems," until 1963, when she was 28. Her 5th collection, "American Primitive," won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984, and her "New and Selected Poems" (1992) won the National Book Award. Most of her poems dealt with nature.


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