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Halo of Morning
Glen Sorestad


The awakening sky
is a splendid halo
we wear as we walk.

Dewy air enfolds us,
allows us to bear
the pale light of morn

with us like Magi
come from the east,
this sky our gift.

From What We Miss (Thistledown Press, 2010).
Used here with permission.


Glen Sorestad is a Canadian poet, fiction writer, editor, publisher, anthologist, and public speaker. Author of more than 25 books of poetry and numerous short stories, his work has appeared in more than 70 anthologies and textbooks and his book, Selected Poems from Dancing Birches, was published in Italy in a bilingual edition. Glen has been appointed to The Order of Canada, that country's highest non-military honor, served as Saskatchewan’s first Poet Laureate from 2000 - 2004, and has given public readings of his poetry in every province of Canada, as well as in many U.S. states and many parts of Europe. Glen lives in Saskatoon with his wife, Sonia, who he claims is his "first and most enthusiastic reader and editor." Learn more about Glen here.



Post New Comment:
Glen Sorestad:
Thanks to all who read my poem and left such encouraging responses -- this keeps me writing.
Posted 05/18/2024 11:36 AM
Appealing metaphor and simile
Posted 05/17/2024 09:09 PM
Lovely images!
Posted 05/17/2024 05:16 PM
Lori Levy:
Love the idea of the sky as a halo and a gift.
Posted 05/17/2024 01:59 PM
Robert Currie:
Excellent, Glen. You accomplish so much with so few words.
Posted 05/17/2024 11:40 AM
Beautiful, Glen!
Posted 05/17/2024 10:13 AM
Wilda Morris:
A wonderful poem with which to start the day!
Posted 05/17/2024 08:28 AM
Larry Schug:
I am especially impressed by the last line, Glen. Only a poet can relay such wisdom with so few words. We must treat the world and all who live here as a gift. I hope all is well with you, Glen. p.s. Glen wrote a blurb for one of my books, "At Gloaming". I'm very grateful.
Posted 05/17/2024 08:16 AM

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