POETRY: Morning Reflections by Enuma Okoro

morning reflections

What is this unfolding, this slow-
going unraveling of gift held
in hands open
to the wonder and enchantment of it all?

What is this growing, this rare
showing, like blossoming
of purple spotted forests
by roadside grown weary with winter months?

Seasons affected, routinely disordered
by playful disturbance of divine glee
weaving through limbs with sharpened shards of mirrored light,
cutting dark spaces, interlacing creation,
commanding life with whimsical delight.

What is this breaking, this hopeful
re-making, shifting stones, addressing dry bones,
dizzying me with blessings,
intercepting my grieving
and raising the dead all around me?

 

2 Comments on POETRY: Morning Reflections by Enuma Okoro

  1. Enuma, how lovely to come upon this exquisite poem, now over a decade since we started Duke together. I hope you are well.

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