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Anita S. Pulier

In the shade-crackled light of early morning
I am lifted into the fabric of the day
ready to hear the sharp-edged songbirds
orchestrating yet another welcome prelude.

A surge of energy ties loose ends,
offers reason to rise from deepest sleep
and plunge into the icy mix.

Beyond the children born,
beyond a lifelong partner at my side,
beyond the songbirds’ incessant chatter,

I wake surrounded by many selves
each of whom
I am still learning to embrace
at the start of day.
© by Anita S. Pulier.
Used with the author’s permission.



Anita S. Pulier is a graduate of New York University and New York Law School. After many years of practicing law in New York and New Jersey, Anita served for several years as a U.S. representative for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) at the United Nations. Her poems have been published both online and in print in Askew, Linnet’s Wings, The Avalon Literary Review, River Babble, Oberon and Your Daily Poem. Finishing Line Press published Anita's chapbook Perfect Diet in 2011 and will publish her new collection, The Lovely Mundane, this spring. Anita divides her time between New York City and Los Angeles.


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Thanks, Anita!a beautiful and meaningful poem. I would enjoy a brief contact with you re our UN work and book I've published. Jean V.
Posted 05/28/2021 05:02 PM
Beautiful poem!
Posted 02/20/2013 09:37 AM
very well done!
Posted 02/20/2013 09:34 AM
Yes...ditto to janjoy1 below. What a graceful, grace-filled poem! Thank you for sharing it.
Posted 02/20/2013 08:05 AM
Oh my . . . this says so much, so beautifully, and yet so cognizant of what one feels at that stage of life.
Posted 02/20/2013 07:26 AM
Beautiful, and so true!
Posted 02/20/2013 06:39 AM

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