Saturday, April 18, 2015

Anne Barney: "Another Moment"

Last night I woke up
too warm and in want
of a breeze.
I went to the window,
in a hurry to open it quickly,
to get back to sleep
before creatures began
to scurry in my thoughts.

I had left up the shade,
and looked forward to rising
early with first light,
that gentle rousing
before the sun shouts over the mountain.
Raising the glass, I stared out,
into a night without moon,
a night of diamonds, just-cut.

One small bit of brilliance
shot through the sky, right then,
falling, it seemed, right
in front of me, and I
felt as my breath
left my body
for just that moment,
a moment given to me

as a gift,
as all my moments are,
a flash
of brilliance, or something
on which to wish,
out of a fathomless darkness
that holds so many,
and lets so many


"Another Moment" by Anne Barney. Presented here by poet submission.

Art credit: Image of a meteor taken by an unknown photographer during the 2009 Leonid Meteor Shower.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks, Anne, for this wonderful awareness and wariness of "...darkness that holds so many and lets so many go."


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