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Sharon Auberle


"The reality of now—the unreality of all the rest."
~ Thomas Merton


sitting there
in a red shirt
silver hairs
on your golden arm
the cardinal
his late summer song
outside heat
pressing down
on our two stalks
of corn
my coffee
pale with cream
book words paper pen
this moment
i celebrate


©2010 by Sharon Auberle.
Used with the author’s permission.


Photo by Len Villano

Sharon Auberle is a poet and photographer who lives in Door County, Wisconsin.  Author of six poetry collections, her work has appeared in numerous publications and on-line magazines, as well as a variety of anthologies. Sharon served as Poet Laureate of Door County from 2017- 2019; her latest book is Dovetail, a poetry/sketch collaboration with poet and artist Jeanie Tomasko, which won the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Annual Chapbook Prize. Sharon’s earlier years of living in the spare landscapes of the Southwest, and now surrounded by  Northern woods and waters, along with interests in Zen, music, and photography, provide her with endless inspiration.



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thank you, everyone! ~ Sharon Auberle (Mimi, of the Cafe)
Posted 08/17/2011 12:25 PM
Linda Lee (Konichek):
I love the image of the heat pressing down on the two stalks of corn, and the layering of the images. Amazing how much this poem says in so few words.
Posted 08/17/2011 10:51 AM
judith Heron:
this poem...this one...reaches sweetly into the morning where I had surely been waiting to greet swing into the day and celebrate. Gracias, judith Victoria, B.C.
Posted 08/17/2011 10:21 AM
wendy morton:
This poem breathes, sings.
Posted 08/17/2011 10:15 AM
Gail Goepfert:
Like the idea of a Memoir in Poetry. The form perfectly captures the moment.
Posted 08/17/2011 09:28 AM
Jennifer W:
I especially like the shape of this poem. Try reading the one, two and four word lines together and you get inside the poem even more.
Posted 08/17/2011 09:09 AM
Beautiful poem, Sharon. Said so simply, its truth is like a prayer.
Posted 08/17/2011 08:56 AM
The poem says it all with few words!
Posted 08/17/2011 08:41 AM
Great capturing of an ephemeral, focused, lovely "now". Made me pause to look out the window and appreciate it! Thanks!
Posted 08/17/2011 08:16 AM
So lovely Sharon -- I saw every word you wrote in a picture in my head.
Posted 08/17/2011 08:16 AM
lovely and sweet, sharon. love those two stalks of corn in the heat! now is all we have.
Posted 08/17/2011 07:35 AM
Gary Busha:
Sharon captures sharp images like all good poets. She directs the reader's attention and observation in a simple, yet powerful poem, which is cause for celebration.
Posted 08/17/2011 05:31 AM

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