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FIVE A.M. ON AN APRIL MORNING by Ginny Brannan

This was written in the wee hours of the morning—

Ponderings inspired by the star-filled sky at 5 a.m. while driving in to pick my son up from his night shift at work!


Five a.m. on an April Morning

I stare across this mid-night sea
and ponder in that stillness found
the vastness of this vernal plain;
appearing first as ebony
and yet I know it isn’t so…
A hundred billion lights abound—
celestial embers in the dark
whose gasses burned out long ago,
and still they manage to astound.
Left humbled by their reverie,
as if by watching they’ll impart
the knowledge of the centuries…
Yet could we grasp enlightenment
from moment genesis embarked?
More learned men may share insight,
I myself embrace the night

Ginny BrannanResiding in New England with husband of nearly 32 years, son and two cats, Ginny Brannan took poetry and creative writing courses in both high school and college. Foregoing degree, she headed directly into the workforce. In 2009, Ginny found herself out of work and facing the ominous task of finding employment in a cyber world and declining job market. Struggling to keep afloat, a long-time friend suggested she tap back into her creative side and pick up a pen and write (or Macbook and type as case may be). She credits the therapeutic effects of writing to getting her through this stressful time. Ginny writes both traditional poetry and free verse. She has been published in The River Muse, an on-line Art & Literary Journal. You may read more of her poetry on her website here, listen to her recite her poems here or connect with her Ginny on twitter 




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