For this month's blog, I'm posting an original poem (plus a bonus poem) from my City College Creative Writing Class. Amber Glow is inspired by current times and Pandemic isolation... a routine state of mind and emotions in the early morning hours:
In the orange radiance of early morning,
Heavy headed from dreams and distress,
I sit with green-black tea in hands, sighing.
Through my picture window of longing,
Staring, staring in palpable loneliness.
Massive trees are lit with the low sun moving,
Upward to a too blue sky as the sun is rising,
While hummingbirds dart for sweet sustenance,
And a faithful mockingbird is fervently singing.
I beseech nature to deliver days of raining,
Restore faith lost in a chaotic time of sadness--
To bring peace to a mind continually racing.
An intricately orchestrated soft morning,
Where the divinity of nature dances,
Unaware of human thoughts darkening.
On the last sip of tea in a day unfolding,
I dream of reprieve and renewed joyfulness,
Another heavy slumber to squelch aching--
To wake once again to amber dawn glowing.
our eyes fixed
my straps fall to the floor
hands know me from lifetimes before
Keep on swimming through life,
Valerie Anne Burns