Soul-Satisfying Warmth


Sunday Sun, come on.
Spill forth. Break through
like you’re trying so hard
to do in morning’s tricky sky.

Waltz your way through
ominously-mazed clouds,
wandering, fickle fluffs which
can’t decide whether
to hang out here or there.

How grappling  grays
struggle in sky’s scuffle.
How they try, often
with weakening attempts,
to obscure and cover your gold.

Come on, Sun. It’s your day.
You’re the one. Keep trying.
Find your way. Find us.

We’re looking for you, Sun,
from here as we sort
two tug-o’-war forces,
fear and faith,
in hours given for living. 

Shine on as we sort—-
all the while seeking
light in impending shadows,
all the while yearning for
something special from light’s offering,
comfort, oh, comfort, soul-satisfying warmth.

 

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7 comments

  1. Hi Jan! It’s good to see that summer hasn’t swallowed you up completely. This is a fine poem, and it does sometimes seem like the clouds and the sun struggle for supremacy.

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    • Hi, Michael! I moved to another classroom (same grade level) for this year. Since late-June I have been busy with lots & lots of boxes. It’s August now, & we’re in Week 2 with students this week. I have a sweet class of 16. Thanks for reading & replying. Take care.
      Jan

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  2. HI Michael

    I love the voice in the this poem and how it addresses the power and the gift of the sun. This almost has a psalm-like quality to it and I feel a sense of both spiritual searching and peace as I read it. A quality that engages me from start to finish. All the stanzas flow nicely together but the ones that stay with me, personally, are these —

    We’re looking for you, Sun,
    from here as we sort
    two tug-o’-war forces,
    fear and faith,
    in hours given for living.

    Shine on as we sort—-
    all the while seeking
    light in impending shadows,
    all the while yearning for
    something special from light’s offering,
    comfort, oh, comfort, soul-satisfying warmth

    It speaks to our human need to find light, hope amidst inclement weather or circumstances, strength to face change and endure.

    Thank you so much for sharing,
    My best,
    Wendy

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    • Hi Jan

      So sorry I got the names mixed up on this poem — been under a lot of pressure lately with family and other matters that I ‘ve just come back to the board and still somewhat anxious but as you can see by my comment, I loved the poem and am so glad you posted it. Hope you understand the mix-up!

      Take care, my best
      wendy

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      • Wendy,

        All is well. No big deal about the name mix-up. I reread it & pretended for a moment I was a male writer. Hahaha Thanks for dropping back in here. Take care.

        Jan

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  3. Enjoyed this, Jan.

    Especially liked these lines:

    “We’re looking for you, Sun,
    from here as we sort
    two tug-o’-war forces,
    fear and faith,
    in hours given for living.”

    Enjoyed much.
    take care,
    Kerri

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