Waking to changing light

Waking to changing light

To wake to sunlight is a joy,

too rare in these troubled days, when the sky murmurs
reproach in the trembling of the poplar leaves,

the orioles have flown with their flutes,
the Petit-Ducs, and the dawns are quiet,
listening for the fall of the leaves.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

22 thoughts on “Waking to changing light”

  1. Lovely lines–I like the sky murmuring reproach. . .I’m glad you have sunlight. It looks beautiful in your photo.
    Now that it’s August, it’s dark when I wake up, and right now it’s raining, so it’s gloomy–but quiet.

      1. We’re supposed to get thunderstorms this afternoon and rain and thunderstorms all day tomorrow. It’s from the hurricane that’s supposed to hit New England. I may try to get a walk in now before the rain.

      2. I think it’s supposed to hit Sunday and Monday. We had a beautiful sky this morning–now the sun is playing peekaboo–in and out, and it’s kind of steamy. I hope your wind behaves! 😀

      3. That’s true. We ate outside today at a restaurant but it was in a shaded wooded area, and it was quite pleasant. Even our walk afterward wasn’t too hot, but I think tomorrow it’s going to be hotter.

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