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Mary Ricketson

Puffs of clouds red and pink break dawn
in the gap below Flea Mountain.

Clear soft blue seeps, sifts, wills its way,
plays and colors, charms the sky
out of repose, rouses yellow rays,

wakens birds who crease the air,
circle the cove, capture time
for spellbound eyes who praise
the privilege of another day to be alive.

by Mary Ricketson.
Used with the author's permission.

Mary Ricketson lives in Murphy, North Carolina. Inspired by nature and her work as a mental health counselor, she is the author of five books and her poems have appeared in numerous publications and blogs. Mary says her poems reflect the healing powers of nature and are influenced by her Appalachian surroundings.

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I am waiting now for the rousing of yellow rays.
Posted 11/20/2019 09:09 AM
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