The Long Fast

(For My  Forever Friend-Cheryl)

001jpgMorning breaks
the long fast.
In the dailyness
there is beauty.

In the neat kitchen,
in the morning silent,
except for the brewing
of the fragrant coffee
in the silver pot,
in the glancing
out the dark window,
to see the neighbors rising.

In the neatness
of physical life
where the morning
breaks the day
and night binds it,
it is beautiful and I will cherish

this portion of earth life forever.

January 8, 1990
Art by Claudia Hallissey

6 Responses to The Long Fast

  1. Claudia November 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    This is a most wonderful time!

  2. veronicahallissey November 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Claudia, It is a wonderful time. And is not the artist wonderful too?????

  3. maria wulf November 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Makes me appreciate that special time of day, which I’ve always loved but have forgotten to do. I want to be in that kitchen.

  4. Mario Raspa November 14, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    There is beauty in poetry and illustration that connects us all. Thank you for capturing one of the most hopeful moments of the day.

  5. veronicahallissey November 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Maria, These are the times going into the memory box. They warm when the world becomes cold.

  6. veronicahallissey November 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    Mario, keep watch for those moments. They are money in the bank and the only currency that counts.

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes