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Into this foggy morning comes a song
by
Judith Heron


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driven by no other instrument than dew
how it gathers into one small drop
falls from a fading apple leaf
 
and this music goes on
all over the tree
until faint sun bursts forth
 
October hush of morning
takes a bow

 

© by Judith Heron.
Used with the author’s permission.

 

 
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Judith Heron lives in Victoria on Vancouver Island. She has been published in a number of chapbooks edited by Patrick Lane, and in three anthologies: A Murder of Crones (Ptarmigan Press 2007), The Wild Weathers: a gathering of love poems (Leaf Press 2012), and Poems from Planet Earth (Leaf Press 2013). Though she has always lived on the west coast of Canada, Judith cherishes the homestead traditions of her prairie heritage. She is currently in the final edit of THE JAM MAKER, her first book-length manuscript.

 

 

Post New Comment:
apersephone:
And ain't that good news? Thank you for sharing!
Posted 11/12/2013 06:48 AM
Dorcas:
Delightful solitary brief reflection.
Posted 10/29/2013 09:45 PM
tannerlynne:
oh my!
Posted 10/28/2013 05:47 PM
Sharon Urdahl:
Beautiful imaging Judith, you have captured the moment with such grace. Looking forward to reading The Jam Maker...
Posted 10/28/2013 12:47 PM
Janet Leahy:
The title drew me in, lovely poem.
Posted 10/28/2013 11:33 AM
wendy morton:
Because I know the fog and its spider web October magic, I love this poem. Judith has caught it.
Posted 10/28/2013 10:42 AM
trailpny:
Lovely. The lack of punctuation is perfect for this poem.
Posted 10/28/2013 10:16 AM
Wilda Morris:
Beautiful!
Posted 10/28/2013 09:22 AM
TheSilverOne:
Loved this. Made it real for me.
Posted 10/28/2013 09:01 AM
KevinArnold:
Another wonderful Ode to Brevity.
Posted 10/28/2013 08:39 AM
dmahoney:
Such a song! Excited to see you have a manuscript. Best wishes!
Posted 10/28/2013 08:15 AM
mimi:
wonderful images in spare and beautiful language!
Posted 10/28/2013 08:09 AM
Ross Kightly:
And then into the silence, a pause to listen for more... lovely stuff!
Posted 10/28/2013 06:41 AM
Katrina:
applause!
Posted 10/28/2013 05:24 AM


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