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Miracles on a String
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Larry Schug


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This morning one miracle
follows another
like seed beads on a necklace.

The full moon in its descent
illuminates wind-rippled water

a dance of light.

Snow geese in flight,
fat bodies pink with sunrise,
fly overhead.

Five robins in a crab apple tree
red breasts afire with dawn
nibble on ripe jewels of fruit.

All my senses,
filling like buckets in rain
swell my heart.


by Larry Schug.
Used here with the author's permission.


Larry Schug is retired after a life of various kinds of physical labor and currently occupies his time by volunteering as a writing tutor at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University writing centers and as a naturalist at Outdoor U. He's also learning to play a cigar box guitar and is branching into putting music to words. Larry has published eight books of poems and lives with his wife, dog, and two cats near a large tamarack bog in St. Wendel Township, Minnesota.


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juneinca@aol.com:
This is a beautiful poem - beautiful images, I love it.
Posted 06/26/2021 08:52 PM
Anastasia:
Beautiful gifts, indeed! Thank you for tying them up together in such a lovely poetic package!
Posted 04/26/2021 12:59 PM
Lori Levy:
Beautiful images that bring the scene alive for me.
Posted 04/25/2021 03:09 PM
Arlene Gay Levine:
Beautiful images from one who knows how to be present are a gift...Thanks, Larry.
Posted 04/25/2021 02:51 PM
Jo:
You filled many hearts this morning with your poem, Larry. How much the world gives us if we had but eyes to seeas you do. Thank you.
Posted 04/25/2021 01:23 PM
Corgicottage:
Larry...I was moved by your work. It swelled my heart.
Posted 04/25/2021 01:02 PM
Nicholas:
Beautiful! Bravo!
Posted 04/25/2021 12:19 PM
CamilleBalla:
Thank you for sharing your early morning view - an incentive to wake up earlier.
Posted 04/25/2021 11:41 AM
KinVT:
That was beautiful& truly captured the scene Thank you
Posted 04/25/2021 10:21 AM
cork:
The last time I saw snow geese at DeSoto Bend, I was buried in their sound.
Posted 04/25/2021 10:14 AM
RonPoems:
I like five robins in a crab apple tree, red breasts afire.
Posted 04/25/2021 10:07 AM
peggy.turnbull:
Dawn's transformation, the ordinary, emblazoned.
Posted 04/25/2021 09:11 AM
Gilbert Allen:
I enjoyed this fine poem, Larry. Thanks for sharing it.
Posted 04/25/2021 08:52 AM
Adaline:
Those who have eyes to see do and they testify in ways that help others see too (rhyming unintended...eek!). Thank you, Mr. Schug, for this uplifting gift of a poem.
Posted 04/25/2021 08:22 AM
wordartdjc:
Thank you, Larry, for reminding us all of what is truly important in our world
Posted 04/25/2021 08:06 AM
bobbi43sml@aol.com:
Your beautiful imagery drenched my soul and your bio and photo quenched my curiosity after reading your many comments . Thank you Larry
Posted 04/25/2021 07:45 AM


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