A Poem for Dark Times

problem-free

a new day is dawning tenderly
on rainbow-hued and ocean-scented sheets

the laughter of countless infants
appears on mouthwatering breakfast trays

our screen-free window is always wide open
it invites in the freshly-breeding families of house wrens
their united eyes watch their yet-to-be-hatched eggs
tap dance on cue – uninhibited and carefree
the matured ones chant the elating news the wind brings
amid a gentlest breeze – putting all worries at ease
the resulting love-songs taste like chilled lemonade
on a day of a hottest summer’s blaze

the world has just been declared a problem-free zone

 

This poem with which I had contributed to the 2020 international anthology, The Heart of a Poet, Words for a Better Tomorrow was published on July 7, 2020 by Inner Child Press International.

 

 

 

 

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4 responses to “A Poem for Dark Times

  1. Kerala Varma C K

    “a new day is dawning tenderly, the laughter of countless infants, their united eyes watch their yet-to-be-hatched eggs, the matured ones chant the elating news the wind brings, the resulting love-songs taste like chilled lemonade” – a song of hope in these tough times of global disease, failing leaderships, the loss of livelihoods and the resultant economic/emotional trauma.

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  2. interesting . . . i love the optimism this poem emotes . . . very nice lines as well.

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