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So This Is Joy
Sharon Auberle


Chopin as the sun rises
turning north again

oatmeal with blueberries
honey and hot tea

one perfect pear and

the garden, winter-banked
in dazzling snow

knowing you
are in this world

From Crow Ink (Little Eagles Press, 2009).
Used with the author’s permission.



Sharon Auberle is an author and photographer. She loves water and winter, the subjects of many of her poems, and is happy to be back in the land of her roots, the Midwest, after nearly twenty years in the drought-stricken Southwest. Sharon has recently ventured into the world of recorded word, via her new CD, Something After Burning, which features poems from her forthcoming book by the same name, with music backup from some the finest musicians in Door County, Wisconsin. The CD is available for $10 plus $3.50 S. & H., from the author at P.O. Box 701, Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234. When not writing or out in the woods, Sharon can be found on Facebook or hanging poems and pictures at her website, Mimi's Golightly Café. She freely admits that both take time away from her poetry. Learn more about Sharon here.


Post New Comment:
thanks to all for your wonderful comments!
Posted 02/06/2013 04:09 PM
Maryann Hurtt:
Yes, Sharon. Thank you.
Posted 02/06/2013 05:30 AM
Ralph Murre:
As the poet rises, dazzling this world.
Posted 02/05/2013 10:40 PM
Already said, but...lovely!
Posted 02/05/2013 10:58 AM
Jude hey:
Sharon's poems always bring a pause and tranquil moment to my day ~ perfect. Jude hey.
Posted 02/05/2013 10:51 AM
Glen Sorestad:
What a fine poem! I don't know when I've read a better opening line. Beautifully done, Sharon.
Posted 02/05/2013 10:38 AM
I am glad that I discovered your work here!Always life-affirming. Donna
Posted 02/05/2013 10:24 AM
Lovely, Sharon. I'm very glad you are in this world.
Posted 02/05/2013 09:41 AM
Gary Busha:
I'll second Ed's response. Good to see your work.
Posted 02/05/2013 08:13 AM
And add to that list: being invited into your world through this lovely poem.
Posted 02/05/2013 08:07 AM
ed werstein:
excellent. Thanks Sharon.
Posted 02/05/2013 07:35 AM
Lovely snapshot of joy. Thank you, Sharon.
Posted 02/05/2013 07:31 AM
Janet Leahy:
Love—"the garden, winter-baked," thanks Sharon.
Posted 02/05/2013 07:13 AM
Wonderful way to start the day..Beautiful poem Sharon. ~~Doris
Posted 02/05/2013 06:45 AM

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