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So This Is Joy
Sharon Auberle


Chopin as the sun rises
turning north again

oatmeal with blueberries
honey and hot tea

one perfect pear and

the garden, winter-banked
in dazzling snow

knowing you
are in this world

From Crow Ink (Little Eagles Press, 2009).
Used with the author's permission.

Photo by Len Villano

Sharon Auberle is a poet and photographer who lives in Door County, Wisconsin.  Author of six poetry collections, her work has appeared in numerous publications and on-line magazines, as well as a variety of anthologies. Sharon served as Poet Laureate of Door County from 2017- 2019; her latest book is Dovetail, a poetry/sketch collaboration with poet and artist Jeanie Tomasko, which won the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Annual Chapbook Prize. Sharon’s earlier years of living in the spare landscapes of the Southwest, and now surrounded by  Northern woods and waters, along with interests in Zen, music, and photography, provide her with endless inspiration.



Post New Comment:
thanks to all for your wonderful comments!
Posted 02/06/2013 04:09 PM
Maryann Hurtt:
Yes, Sharon. Thank you.
Posted 02/06/2013 05:30 AM
Ralph Murre:
As the poet rises, dazzling this world.
Posted 02/05/2013 10:40 PM
Already said, but...lovely!
Posted 02/05/2013 10:58 AM
Jude hey:
Sharon's poems always bring a pause and tranquil moment to my day ~ perfect. Jude hey.
Posted 02/05/2013 10:51 AM
Glen Sorestad:
What a fine poem! I don't know when I've read a better opening line. Beautifully done, Sharon.
Posted 02/05/2013 10:38 AM
I am glad that I discovered your work here!Always life-affirming. Donna
Posted 02/05/2013 10:24 AM
Lovely, Sharon. I'm very glad you are in this world.
Posted 02/05/2013 09:41 AM
Gary Busha:
I'll second Ed's response. Good to see your work.
Posted 02/05/2013 08:13 AM
And add to that list: being invited into your world through this lovely poem.
Posted 02/05/2013 08:07 AM
ed werstein:
excellent. Thanks Sharon.
Posted 02/05/2013 07:35 AM
Lovely snapshot of joy. Thank you, Sharon.
Posted 02/05/2013 07:31 AM
Janet Leahy:
Love—"the garden, winter-baked," thanks Sharon.
Posted 02/05/2013 07:13 AM
Wonderful way to start the day..Beautiful poem Sharon. ~~Doris
Posted 02/05/2013 06:45 AM

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