~The poet uses the butterfly net of language to catch fleeting images in mid-flight~

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Is it lucky
That the sun comes up every morning?
Or that you happen to be
There to witness it?
How many sunrises
Have happened in your life?
And how many excuses do you have
For missing most of them?
I think you have been lucky
To see a few sunrises
In spite of your sleepiness.
The miracles of Life keep slipping by
Like the mighty Mohawk flowing.
Last night, at sunset, I saw the herons there
Pierce the violet penumbra of ebbing light.
I saw the ducks skate on the river,
Making soft landings.
No one else was there
But Beauty draws me irresistibly
Toward its next encore.
Tomorrow’s sunrise
Will bring another opportunity.
Maybe you’ll get lucky!


  1. This reminds me of another poem ~ 'The dawn has secrets to tell you, don't go back to sleep' ~ You have captured it beautifully ~ A lovely write : )

  2. hey i have a mohawk!

    yes tomorrow comes, what will you do with it? will you even notice?

    nice one shot.

  3. Yes. These are the moments we should seek out, cherish, write lovely poems about...

  4. Maybe I'll get lucky.... jackpot indeed. smiles. Nicely written. In all seriousness, we are all lucky just to be alive.

  5. Nice perspective check. Many missed opportunities to appreciate the miracle of life....well done. vb

  6. Oh Yes! Beauty takes the center stage every day... I loved the way you have the ducks skating.. such wonderful image...
    Thanks for sharing..

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  7. What a pleasant reminder of everyday beauty and miracles and treasures.

  8. A lovely reminder...thank you!

  9. These were my thoughts the other night as I stood in my driveway, enjoying that huge moon and the stars. Little boys asleep. Peace. Sigh. Lucky indeed.

  10. Sigh, so beautiful. Still in the moment...

  11. I have more excuses than I have sunrises. If the universe allows and I should be given the healing and more time that will change and not be taken for granted. Another very beautiful poem.

  12. Excellently written! We are too busy in our day to day living to appreciate sunrises, sunsets, and the moments of beauty that inhabit our day. The jackpot is not in money or the making of it ... it is in the magical moments when we stop to view our surroundings and let them illuminate our days. Appreciate the reminder!

  13. I, like most people, miss a lot of life because of sleep - but you're right. We should take advantage of the opportunity to be witness to the beauty all around us, as often as possible. Nice reminder...thanks.

  14. authentic and beautiful work.


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