Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Poetry Tuesday: "The Coming of Light" by Mark Strand




The Coming of Light


Even this late it happens:
the coming of love, the coming of light.
You wake and the candles are lit as if by themselves,
stars gather, dreams pour into your pillows,
sending up warm bouquets of air.
Even this late the bones of the body shine
and tomorrow's dust flares into breath.



--Mark Strand

26 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful orange flower.
This very short poem speaks volumes of things to come.
Great selection.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Jayne said...

Oh Betty, I'm so happy to see you post this hopeful, shiny poem. Ah, warm waters ahead. ;)

Pearl said...

Ah, Betty, you're breaking my heart...

Pearl

Elizabeth Grimes said...

This describes a lovely image. Nice choice. :)

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love the image
Hugs
SueAnn

Old Kitty said...

It's never too late lovely BB!!!!

Oh I'm feeling the love!! Take care
x

Brian said...

That is simple, beautiful and true!

Nancy said...

Lovely poem and bloom.

Talli Roland said...

What a beautiful poem. I always love the words you post, Betty!

Brian Miller said...

absolutely lovely...i really enjoy Strand...just got a collection of his works not too long ago...

EmptyNester said...

I like this poem- and I'm wondering what underlying events are responsible for this particular choice? LOL

Marg said...

That is one lovely poem. A good one to remember. And the flower is gorgeous. Happy May Day. Have a really great day.

jenny_o said...

You're never too old for love. This brings a lump to my throat. Thank you for a lovely poem this Tuesday.

Ms. A said...

I think someone seeing a new light. Sure sounds like it!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I just love the joy in this post so much! Wonderful!

Gigi said...

This selection does speak volumes, I think?

Ann said...

pretty poem.

Retired English Teacher said...

Love the poem and photo. The poem speaks volumes, and truth.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Keep coming of light, dear Betty.

xoRobyn

Daisy said...

Lovely poem and photo, Betty. Made me smile.

faye said...

Lovely poem, but you had me
with the shot of the orange
flower...... beautiful...

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely CA Poppy and very nice verse

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful poem and photo, betty.
thanks for the inspiration!


have yourself a great wednesday!

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice poem and beautiful photo!

ds said...

I love this poem. Thank you for sharing it.

Baby Sister said...

I absolutely love this poem. It's beautiful. It must be added to my collection.