During the month of April, my daughter (who is also an aspiring poet) challenged me to write a poem a day for Poetry Month. At the time, it seemed rather easy but as time passed there were days I had to drag myself to write. Hoping to continue the challenge again in a month or so, just for the fun of it. For those of you who enjoy my poetry – here is a book of my poems (one for every day of the month). I hope you enjoy it…
To give you an idea of what’s in the book, I’ve decided to share one of the poems. Just know, these poems are found nowhere other than in this book. I have not posted them on any other platform.
She Was Caught Up in Her Dreams
She was caught up in her dreams
brought down to her knees
to breathe everything in.
It started with the sunset
pink glow about the horizon
the roar of waves at her feet.
It started with the star-filled skies
as she laid down in the darkness
the world was full of life
but she was awake in her dreams.
It started with the joyful rise of morning sun
when the dew settles upon the rose’s lips
and a small chill that moves her limbs
to cradle herself in embrace.
She is alive in the coolness
she is alive in the beating warmth of her heart
she is alive in these moments
waiting for the next best thing
that happens before her eyes
she lays in the haze of her amazement
a small smile slightly tickles her lips
a flash of color kisses her cheeks
from grayish-green to blue
to be caught up in her dreams.
(c) Sumyanna 2016