The Sun Is In Love With Me

what a morning, good morning
burst of apricot, showering light
drizzling glee, a child’s laughter
if I had to live for just one day
it would be this one, morning-glory
nodding her bright-eyed blue head
and i know, there’s no such thing
no such thing as a death star
there’s only life, over hill and field
shining into windows, on warm grass
Look! the daisies are smiling
and the California poppies are
popping yellow like corn in a pot
the moon was muse last night
today the sun is in love with me

© 2013, Jamie Dedes 



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1 Comment

  1. Good morning Jamie. Such a lovely poem to wake up to. The floral images you created brought warm memories back to me. The dawn is still to break here through an indescribably blue sky and I can hear a bird singing. Harbinger of a brand new day. Thank you again for posting more opportunities 😊💜🌼

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