Monday, April 23, 2012

Poetry Prompt Promptly Posted. (say that 3 times fast.)

For today’s prompt, write a morning poem. The poem can be about the morning, take place during the morning, or however you want to work the morning in.
photo at Sunset Hills mortuary borrowed from daughter Cori.

it’s a white morning in nearly Spring

 the trees are black more than they’re green

 in contrast set against the sky

 as snow is falling


we pause as birds ready to fly

 we’ve left you in the hands of God

and grief-trained hosts at the mortuary

 my dove heart beating


biting my tears I turn to see

him gazing at the scenery

 pain and joy both cross his face

 “She would have loved this,” he says,

 “the snow,

the contrast”

He smiles. 


and I wake

“I was running a race in my dream,” I said.

“No wonder I’m always still tired in the morning.”


Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

So stunningly achingly beautiful... "he smiles" lingers...

Btw ... A truly greatvLewis quote! How true !

julia said...

Thank you so much, Pearl. :-)

And that Lewis quote has become my go-to as life keeps throwing things at me!