Friday, July 9, 2021

Good Morning

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Good Morning

after Good Night by Carl Sandburg

Many ways to spell good morning.

Redwing blackbird at the top of the larch
          spells it with red epaulettes and spread wings.
He shouts the wetland awake; mallard and frog join in.
Bees make a lazy trajectory of gold-and-black
          between purple cone flowers.

Meadow at dawn spells with a misty quilt
          lifted by sun’s fingers.

Kitchens are a chorus of kettle whistles,
          cutlery clatters, mug thumps, bacon sizzles.

It is easy to spell good morning.
          Many ways to spell good morning.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2021

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