October Sunrise

Peter Wileman (UK) www.pinterest.com

Peter Wileman (UK) http://www.pinterest.com

Ah to be so present

  untangled of the past

  unbound to the future

a simple thing moves


Say the rose fringe

  on the quilt of darkness

  which is the end of night

the beginning of day


lingering a moment

  no more than a moment

  till swallowed by light

a white morning fog


How in that moment

  the patchwork past

  the jigsawed future

stand crystal clear


constant as the stars

  we can no longer see

  for city lights & smog

and analytic therapy

“One morning you hover on the threshold

knowing for certain the first touch of the light will finish you.”

Don Paterson


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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