For the light

December refuses to jump
fully into Winter, thin strings of green
               poke through hollow white snow
       stretch toward aching gray skies
trying to swallow the Earth.

Another year beckons us
           with resolutions to stretch
like a sapling discovering brighter spaces
           in a slowly graying world.

The world revolves around love
each orbit brings seasons
of color and flavors
too potent to survive
alone — I taste the cold
metallic daze hidden in clouds
the world unfocused

until the sunrise
        lights her face
                reds replace gray
                        she sees me again.

© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Written for dVerse Poets Pub “Kwansaba & Blessings.” This is a response to “Blessing for the Light” from The Bell and the Blackbird by David Whyte


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Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now!

32 thoughts on “For the light

  1. Such beautiful and evocative imagery. I felt like I was coming up from out of the water and am now only breaking the surface to finally see, and see what? These few lines:

    “until the sunrise
    lights her face
    reds replace gray
    she sees me again.”

    Swoon. This is such an amazing poem, but that final stanza, damn what a closer. Nothing beats it!

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