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Small February Miracles
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Glen Sorestad


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We turn east at a corner, heading home from our walk
at our free daily morning gym, the shopping mall.

A mundane winter turn, but today, the eastern sky
blinds me so much I have to reach for the sun visor.

Sunrise has shaken the horizon with a tsunami of light;
“Look!” I say, as if I needed someone to confirm it.

8:10 a.m. and we are awash in bright dazzle and delight.
We have turned a corner, away from winter’s dark.

© by Glen Sorestad.
Used with the author’s permission.

 

 

 

 

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Glen Sorestad is a Canadian poet, fiction writer, editor, publisher, anthologist, and public speaker. Author of more than twenty books of poetry and many short stories, his work has appeared in more than sixty anthologies and textbooks. His latest book of poems is Hazards of Eden: Poems of the Southwest (Lamar University Press, 2015). Glen served from 2000-2004 as Saskatchewan’s first Poet Laureate and has given public readings of his poetry in every province of Canada, as well as in the U.S. and many parts of Europe. In November of 2010, he was inducted into the esteemed Order of Canada for his lifetime of outstanding literary achievement, dedication to his community, and service to his nation. Glen lives in Saskatoon; learn more about him here.

 

 

 


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AllegraSilberstein:
Thank you for sharing this amazing moment.
Posted 02/20/2017 07:00 PM
Lori Levy:
Great line: "Sunrise has shaken the horizon with a tsunami of light."
Posted 02/18/2017 06:11 PM
blueskies:
This poem truly 'shines'! Thanks Glen.
Posted 02/18/2017 10:53 AM
vscholtz:
For me the realization of sunshine and the promise of new growth come about Feb. 15th. Thanks for the poem - especially "tsunami".
Posted 02/18/2017 10:35 AM
Katrina:
Never heard of the Order of Canada before. Hope it suits Glen.
Posted 02/18/2017 08:17 AM
Larry Schug:
We northerners (though a Minnesotan may be a southerner to you, Glen)are sun worshippers. Well said.
Posted 02/18/2017 06:55 AM
Jean :D:
People laugh at me because I keep a print-out chart of sun rise/sunset on my desk, since I walk outside. I love keeping "sun time" hours! Thanks to Glen & Jayne I don't feel like a misfit.
Posted 02/18/2017 06:38 AM
Ladyleo191:
I do exactly the same thing every morning after December's solstice! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who judges time by my sun visor. Thank you for a smile this morning.
Posted 02/18/2017 05:58 AM


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