Academic journal article Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought

Plenty A Morning Poem at 75

Academic journal article Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought

Plenty A Morning Poem at 75

Article excerpt

You do not have to do it again

any of it. Only if you care to.

You do not have to hold onto being anyone, anywhere.

Enough is more than plenty.

Soft winds and harsh

have ripened you, sent your breath echoing

ecstasy and despair. You have only

to let your fingers

tell you what you love;

Tracing an idea across a page,

putting a ball in flight.

spanning the back of a new born,

touching a beloved cheek,

finding a fit,

eschewing an alarm,

knowing when to let go

as the pages tear away.

Ireland, young mothering, a first of much

will not come again.

Sun of morning visible or not,

your intimate acquaintance with the Night

says only this, this private arrival

bears forever repeating

until there is no repeating at all.

[Author Affiliation]

EmmA lou thAyne, poet and author, passed away on December 6, 2014.

Roanoke, Virginia, artist PAge turner collects items of deep personal meaning to painstakingly create delicate objects that honor the feminine, and the desires, experiences, and roles of women. …

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