Sun On My Shoulder

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  “Magic of Ordinary Things”  (posted by Gina)
“We approach the end of another year. For a lot of us it is time for reflection and writing resolutions. As we get busy with year-end festivities let us not forget the important things in life, the ordinary things. It is not the large events that inform us of the beauty of our lives, instead it is the magic of ordinary things that will do that.

Today you are the creator, pick an ordinary everyday thing (or things!) and write it into something extra ordinary. May the end of year magic be your muse as you look at these ordinary things with new eyes and childlike wonder.”

See how morning sun slants
over my right shoulder
as I write, mug of strong
black coffee at my side.
That aroma and first sip
starts the magic of my day. This
is my most indulgent time.
I like to stretch it out
for as long as I can.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to Sun On My Shoulder

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like that indulgent time when the “first sip
    starts the magic of my day”.


  2. rothpoetry says:

    Very good poem Sara. I understand the need for a slow start with coffee… That is called Retirement!


  3. rib kistner says:

    Stretch it Sara, ’til it’s thin e’nuff to read through… this was so warm and friendly. I loved it. My morning elixir is Tazo Chai Tea latte, with soy milk, x-tra hot!

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  4. rob kistner says:

    Ooops, dont know who rib is?


  5. Gina says:

    mornings are extra special for me to know so I totally understand the want to stretch it longer and indulge in a favourite activity, i so adore how you make the morning magical with just mentioning teh sun and your coffee, how blessed we are to be able to enjoy this true magic. thank you for participating Sara.


  6. annell4 says:

    You write of a very special moment of the day!!


  7. Vivian Zems says:

    You and me both! I live for this moment 🙂


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