Sun

Sun

A Poem by Cole Hayley


Sun


You are fire
And life securer 
Mother to my mother and 
Her mother and hers 

You beam out of Heaven
You clear the dark and
The fog 

When it rains 
You negotiate with it
You extend an olive branch
And reach a compromise 
Colors across the sky

When I set off
And sail, snailed pace, across salt rivers
You light underwater diamonds 
An improvised catwalk guiding me home
I so gladly float - or strut - to the shore
Which is now lit up
A fall-streak hole, a halo
Above my house 

Galileo was the first to properly understand 
Some try to eat you whole, with their hands
And their eyes, some happily go blind

On beach days you are provider 
Of fun and happiness, you are human when 
Light catches the splashes of playing kids
A phantom of security and warmth 
Standing right beside them;
Icebergs were a kilometrer out 
You made them melt 

Too much has been written about you
But in my writings too little has;
Without you there would be no dogberries
No songs, no months, no children, no women
You are fire and life securer 
Mother to my mother and her mother and hers



© 2017 Cole Hayley



Author's Note

Cole Hayley
#11 from "Poems", October 11th

On a personal note "Sun" is my favorite of this collection, I think it captures what this whole project has been about - saying something in a simple, but new way. I can't imagine the amount of poems that have been written about our star, this is mine.

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I agree my friend.
"Without you there would be no dogberries
No songs, no months, no children, no women
You are fire and life securer
Mother to my mother and her mother and hers"
Above lines true and wise. We need the sun, the moon and the earth. Thank you Cole for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago



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Cole Hayley
Cole Hayley

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22, based in St. John's, Newfoundland. October; 31 days, 31 poems Current series: "Poems" Myocardial Feather Dance Ready? Dusk Moment Woman Waitress Dogberry October Lenoard Dawn S.. more..

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