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Anita S. Pulier

In the shade-crackled light of early morning
I am lifted into the fabric of the day
ready to hear the sharp-edged songbirds
orchestrating yet another welcome prelude.

A surge of energy ties loose ends,
offers reason to rise from deepest sleep
and plunge into the icy mix.

Beyond the children born,
beyond a lifelong partner at my side,
beyond the songbirds’ incessant chatter,

I wake surrounded by many selves
each of whom
I am still learning to embrace
at the start of day.
© by Anita S. Pulier.
Used with the author’s permission.

Anita S. Pulier is a retired attorney who, many years ago, traded legal writing for poetry. She and her husband, Myron, pursue a bi-coastal life between New York City and Los Angeles, where they are daily hikers in the NYC parks and the Santa Monica mountains. Anita has been very involved in the Southern California poetry community and, recently, even Myron (a retired psychiatrist) has taken up poetry! Anita’s poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals and her work is included in nine print anthologies. The author of multiple collections, her most recent is Paradise Reexamined. Learn more about Anita at





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Thanks, Anita!a beautiful and meaningful poem. I would enjoy a brief contact with you re our UN work and book I've published. Jean V.
Posted 05/28/2021 05:02 PM
Beautiful poem!
Posted 02/20/2013 09:37 AM
very well done!
Posted 02/20/2013 09:34 AM
Yes...ditto to janjoy1 below. What a graceful, grace-filled poem! Thank you for sharing it.
Posted 02/20/2013 08:05 AM
Oh my . . . this says so much, so beautifully, and yet so cognizant of what one feels at that stage of life.
Posted 02/20/2013 07:26 AM
Beautiful, and so true!
Posted 02/20/2013 06:39 AM

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