Wednesday, May 5, 2010

At Dawn

Relief at Dawn

All night stalkers sleep now…

a cardinal sings relief…delight.

Sun spills rose lights

through the trees east of our house.

A honeybee seeks sweetness

of white blossoms on our plum tree.

I see a turquoise robin’s egg

on the ground spilling out its life.

A fox sleeps curled

in her den on the side of a hill.

Silent owls in treetops wink

one eye then

rest until dusk.

Discreet whitetail deer nestle

in beds of grass.

Earth rolls around the sun.

Another day begun.
--Barbara Spring
Excerpted from my book, Sophia's Lost and Found: Poems of Above and Below

Available at as well as many independent bookstores

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