Poetry Challenge 42

Daylight savings time has warped the day–suddenly it seems lighter all around because here in the interior the mornings and afternoons are getting lighter fast as we add 7 minutes of light a day–an extra hour of daylight each ten days or so.   How has the returning light affected you?  What disjointedness do you notice in your day?

Write a poem in which light behaves in ways it shouldn’t or surprises you in some way.

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Here’s a response from KD at KD’s Bookblog:

“Always an early riser, I still have hours of darkness as I do my first work, despite the change in the clocks. This came this morning.”

Circle of Light

The green glow of a patio lantern,
still lit but weak just before dawn,
draws no useful circle of light,
is so little that it could be
a green freckle on the skin of night,
a chink in dark armor; it could be
the wrecking light on a rocky shore
luring Thursday into the backyard,

the beacon feeding its solar self but
seeming, come full daylight, a seed,
a green sprig that will bloom again in the dark,
a gem of sunshine to last me
until Friday sails over the horizon.

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2 Responses to “Poetry Challenge 42”

  1. KD Says:

    Always an early riser, I still have hours of darkness as I do my first work, despite the change in the clocks. This came this morning.

    Circle of Light

    The green glow of a patio lantern,
    still lit but weak just before dawn,
    draws no useful circle of light,
    is so little that it could be
    a green freckle on the skin of night,
    a chink in dark armor; it could be
    the wrecking light on a rocky shore
    luring Thursday into the backyard,

    the beacon feeding its solar self but
    seeming, come full daylight, a seed,
    a green sprig that will bloom again in the dark,
    a gem of sunshine to last me
    until Friday sails over the horizon.

  2. mattiespillow Says:

    Thanks, KD! You were up early. I’ll add the poem to the post.

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