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Poem: Morning Lesson (May 2014)
09.12.15

Found this poem in my journal from sabbatical.  Reminds me of Betty Woodward, my college mentor whose memorial service I’ll be attending tomorrow.  Mrs. W loved hummingbirds!

May 28, 2014   (Wednesday, 10:26 a.m)

Morning Lesson

I pause on the boardwalk

fiddle with my camera

try to zoom in

on white blossoms

doused with morning dew

when she appears–

Hummingbird!

Alive with flutter!

Deep with color!

Pink!  I mean, PINK!

Calm.

Then–

gone.

Too quick for my camera.

But not for my soul.

I dance out my thank you

then slip the camera

into its case…

where it belongs.

kjb



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