Tuesday, 18 December 2012

December morning



comes in all shades of blue
in the city sky   

light-grey to midnight purple,
painting melancholy for all things

past - simple & wrapped in red ribbons, 
bright faith of star lanterns along church street & 

smell of freshly rolled rice cakes & 
children's carefree laughter -

a father's heartbreak echoes in the wind,
shading dusk the bleakest canvas - 

we are silent as the sun rises 
on its toes,
slow richochet of orange spirals & pink pools, 

dispeling the mist, softening the hard-
ened skein of maple trees yearning 
for leaves --   

the pavement trembles 
between my pale cheeks and stomach -- 

suddenly, the sun is in your eyes - bright as  
we munch on sugary doughnuts & sing lyrics  

from the radio, we scatter 
love notes along the way, happy just to be --

 

Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - OpenLinkNight - every Tuesday.  

I am happy to share with you that my poem  Bottled Memory is part of the Winter 2012 Issue of Emerge Literary Journal.   I had originally written this based on Painting: “Bottles” by Borg de Nobel (picture at the left). 


Wishing you Happy Holidays ~ 

48 comments:

  1. nice...good job on the publication!!! the smell of rice cakes and childrens laughter with the heartbreak of a father...a mix of life, the good and hte bad and we roll with it...hard as it is...love that last line as well...we need more love and light right now..

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    1. Yes we do ~ Thank you Brian for the support and encouragement ~

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  2. This is such an awesome poem, I absolutely love this. Congratulations on the publication too, it's a great poem and more than deserving of it!

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  3. Congrats indeed here at your feed. Well deserved too and yeah have to deal with all, good and bad, at ones zoo.

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  4. Congratulations on the publication...yes indeed. It is a lovely poem Grace. :)
    Yes, we roll with the good and the bad.

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    1. Thanks Bren ~ Have a great week ~

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  5. love the happy ending, Heaven!

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    1. I want this post to end on a positive note ~ Thanks Dezzy ~

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  6. munching doughnuts & singing lyrics from the radio sounds like a good thing to do on such a day...smiles...love that you included the rice cake smell...and congrats on the publication as well..smiles

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    1. I actually miss those rice cake smells at this time of the year ~ Thanks Claudia ~

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  7. what a delightful poem, Grace. a sweet december morning with a tinge of light melancholy described so poetically feels almost like heaven indeed :)

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    1. Thank you Yelena ~ Enjoy your break ~

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  8. What a very pretty poem - poignant slightly mournful really, but very lovely. k.

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  9. Love the last three stanzas especially Grace--such a wonderfully vivid piece!

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  10. congrats on getting published!

    happy to just be... I'm glad you ended on that note... there's so much terrible sadness around (everywhere it seems)... the joy and old-fashioned simplicity here is welcome

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    1. I have been sad the whole weekend ~

      Thank you Luke ~

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  11. Beautiful Grace. Congrats on Emerge! That's fantastic news.

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    1. Thank you Laurie ~ This has been a blessed year for me ~

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  12. Yes, congratulations! I also have never read such a description of morning. So vivid and clear and touches on so many topics, but ties up nice with thankfulness just to be here. Excellente!

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  13. So pleased for you hon, congrats! This is excellent work, as always, a pleasure to read :)

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    1. Thank you Poppy for the visit and lovely words ~

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  14. A wonderful write! Congratulations on the publication!

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  15. Such a lovely piece of art. Thanks for sharing, Heaven! Congratulations on getting published! ♥ ♥

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  16. Congratulations, Grace. Lovey poem!

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  17. Congratulations, Grace! That's wonderful. :)

    I love all the coloring, especially here:

    "light-grey to midnight purple,
    painting melancholy for all things"

    I love this whole section:

    "we are silent as the sun rises
    on its toes,
    slow richochet of orange spirals & pink pools,
    dispeling the mist, softening the hard-
    ened skein of maple trees yearning
    for leaves --
    the pavement trembles
    between my pale cheeks and stomach"

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  18. congrats! that's exciting news!

    now, i wasn't in the spirit of christmas, but after reading your poem here...

    i am! gorgeous!

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  19. You paint a great picture of December morning...the cold harsh reality mixed with warmth of little joys...x Congrads on publication!

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  20. ...and you paint with words... what a familiar poem or rather a song in every December morn.... and wow.. congratz for getting published... and goodluck for more... smiles...

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  21. happy just to be --

    The whole poem leads to these four words. A triumph.

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  22. So love this poem ... so glad to have your poems in my life ... Blessed be, cat.

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  23. Congratulations on your poem being published, Grace! that's wonderful!

    Happy Holidays!

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  24. Many congratulations, Grace! The poem deserves a wider audience, as it expresses a range of emotions with imagery and precision. Well done. Happy Holidays!

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  25. Congratulations Grace. I think your poem is so good, it truly deserves to be published. I love your thoughts of love, life and the way you express them. I'm so happy for you.

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  26. December morning DOES come in all shades of blue in the city sky! :-) Happy Holidays!!!

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  27. ohhh how refreshing is that :) Love your name Heaven! congradulations you are a talented poet :)

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  28. "softening the hard-
    ened skein of maple trees yearning
    for leaves -- "... beautiful Grace... congratulations!!!

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  29. congrats on the publication Grace. Happy holidays to you too

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  30. Wonderful imagery. It also feels approriately seasonal.

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  31. Congrats, Grace. A couple of things that struck me in this were your details and the use of contrast.

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  32. finished project always encouraging... a big congrats... love the color in this piece

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