Good Morning, Sunshine

This morning’s sky was sheer cerulean blue.  The flowering tree at my gate is now alive by half.  Some buds have turned to sun-crisped mottled crepe, while their resilient companions stretch improbably towards the bright light before they, too, will crumple like nightmare moths and fall to the earth.  Cyclists woosh past flowerbeds of intense violet, lime green, and improbable orange.   Dogs investigate what lies moldering underneath fallen leaves.
Billy Collins’ poem Morning is about energized beginnings, the counterpoint to melancholy moonlit midsummer nights and the wee hours’ bottomless black:
Why do we bother with the rest of the day,
the swale of the afternoon,
the sudden dip into evening,
then night with his notorious perfumes,
his many-pointed stars?
Sunrise 076
This is the best—
throwing off the light covers,
feet on the cold floor,
and buzzing around the house on espresso—

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2020 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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3 Responses to Good Morning, Sunshine

  1. A M says:

    Thank you for making my day — and night — with creative observations. AM

  2. 44564456 says:

    “now alive by half”…I like it!! A sign of the times….your cup is half full, and I am so happy to see that. I was just talking to a neighbor, who asked about you. I was so pleased to report that you are doing well, and though we grieve always, we are finding that things indeed are looking up.

  3. Jeff Sinon says:

    Wonderful photos and words Stephanie. I love the cyclist shot, perfect!

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