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Robyn Sarah

A sly gift it is, that on the year's
shortest day, the sun
stays longest in this house--

extends the wand of its slow
slant and distant squint
farthest into the long depths

of our wintry rooms--to touch with
tremulous light, interior places
it has not lit before. 

From Questions About the Stars (Brick Books, 1998 and 2012).
Used with the author’s permission.


Robyn Sarah was born in New York City to Canadian parents. She wrote and enjoyed poetry as a child and is now the author of nine poetry collections, two collections of short stories and a book of essays on poetry. Robyn is the poetry editor for Cormorant Books in Toronto, and lives with her husband in Montreal. Her most recent collection is Digressions: Prose Poems, Collage Poems, and Sketches (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012).



Post New Comment:
Wonderful observation and great language!
Posted 12/22/2013 07:12 AM
You got it just right--thanks.
Posted 12/21/2013 07:12 PM
Rich language!
Posted 12/21/2013 01:15 PM
Love the image of the wand...
Posted 12/21/2013 12:58 PM
Posted 12/21/2013 12:55 PM
That's a beaut, Robyn. Truly. Happy Solstice to you and everyone.
Posted 12/21/2013 12:40 PM
Beautiful poem, Robyn. Thank you.
Posted 12/21/2013 12:07 PM
Donna Pflueger:
Robyn, your lovely poem filled me with hope and I thank you for that!
Posted 12/21/2013 10:55 AM
lovely and perfect for this day!
Posted 12/21/2013 10:55 AM
This is beautiful!
Posted 12/21/2013 10:48 AM

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