Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Matins/Lauds


The cold seeps from
stone to bone, a chill
at this darkest hour,
this deep shadow time
of night, uncertainty
of soul, uneasiness
of mind, resistance
of blanketed body.

In the darkness a soul
finds its hole, its hole
in the night, aperture
of hope and expectation.

An eyelid opens; a gleam
reaches toward a pinpoint
of light. A soul follows,
seeking the reality it knows
is there. Darkness softens,
the soul begins a tone,
a chord, a bar, moving
to a slight song, knowing
a symphony is waiting.

This poem is submitted to Open Link Night at d’Verse Poets Pub, a new online poetry publication officially launched today. To see other poems submitted, please visit d’Verse Poets. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time today.

Photograph: Daybreak by Teodoro Gruhl via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

glynn you spin a tender pen...i rather like the awakening in that last stanza...happy tuesday

Anthony Desmond said...

calm to awake.. a beautiful movement this is.

Maureen said...

Nice evocation of the shaking off of night, perhaps restless dream, into not-quite morning and finally praise for another day come.

chromapoesy.com said...

I loved your use of aperature with its possibility for expansion.

liv2write2day said...

You've transported back to the days when this was part of my lifestyle. So glad to find your blog, Glynn. Victoria

Anna said...

I like the "aperture of hope and expectation" and the following of the soul...really nice piece!!

Ann Grenier said...

Another beautiful poem Glynn. Always a joy to visit here.

Beachanny said...

How adroitly you start with the dark and slowly bring us into the light; how you start with a hum of a tone and brings us into the full sound of a symphony orchestra. In that fullness we find hope and joy. Thanks Glynn for another great piece and for linking today at a new beginning! Gay

ayala said...

From dark to light what a beautiful journey you take us on !

hedgewitch said...

From darkness to light, a mundane journey we make every day, and yet so seldom hear the music it truly is, playing softly, then with clear emphasis in this lyrical piece.

moondustwriter said...

There is always the hope for a new day isn't there my friend? one of those days there will be a magnificent symphony playing ...

lynnmosher said...

{{sigh}} What a beautiful awakening! So lovely, Glynn! And that I love the photo! Blessings to you!

JC Dude said...

Man...that was beautiful....

nance marie said...

you have brought so much
in such a delicately worded way
echoing through time

Margaret said...

...aperture of hope.


Yummy! Loved that.

signed...bkm said...

An opening song...great opening night music for the poet's pub....encore please...encore....bkm

Sheila Moore said...

I love the thought of the symphony waiting...sounds safe and peaceful

Mama Zen said...

How lovely!

Louise Gallagher said...

While I know I am repeating what other's have said, and I have said before... How lovely!

Truly lovely!

Patricia said...

Oh, i love the ending of this...
tomorrow morning I'm going to hit the snooze button a few times in honor of this beautiful expression of waking. If I stay in bed long enough, I'll hear a symphony all right... but it will sound more like children's voices. =)

Reflections said...

Wonderful transition from darkness to hope, to expectations of beauty.

lori said...

"Darkness softens,
the soul begins a tone,
a chord, a bar, moving
to a slight song, knowing
a symphony is waiting."

Such hope at the end. Very nice!

Divya Sachdeva said...

Wonderful lines.. Glynn,..
Loved the lines

"Darkness softens,
the soul begins a tone,
a chord, a bar, moving
to a slight song, knowing
a symphony is waiting."

And we all know there is symphony wwaiting for us

Divya
(www.divyasachdeva.blog.com)

Monika said...

So a beautiful lightening. Wonderful emotions minced in your soulful writing.

Jerry said...

the night watches welcome a soulful reflection...and projection for a new day. I am glad you aren't afraid of the dark. Nice.

poemblaze said...

From ominous to joyful, great share!

Joseph Hesch said...

The great unwrapping of a new awakening, layer by layer, door by door. Wonderfully rendered, Glynn.