"Capriccio Cityscape" by Bartholomeus Johannes van Hove‘Not Every Morning’ and Other Poetry by Anne Janai The Society September 23, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 2 Comments Not Every Morning Not every morning is as this one, calm excitement for a future brought by change, so many years’ hard work to wrought from strange traditions of my past into this balm. The child me dreamt of serene home, torment behind for those who won’t escape, a flight into a better place of tranquil right, now come because travail and strong intent. Today I walk beyond a new threshold first entry to a home that prompts vast hope within my mind, a vision’s wide grand scope cementing me into a peaceful fold. This morning’s both beginning and the end, I cast the past long gone and now transcend. Fade to Gray Today we spoke of the expansiveness of beach sands next to morning sunrise sky. The water’s glassy deep blue edge scalds high to orange steaks that shoot vivid fluoresce. Between bare toes you feel sand’s fine caress, a smooth wet swatch of life in full supply, and know that all tomorrows will defy your past aptness to lose self in distress. The smallness of the self aside the long stretch of the sea, brings peace that overwhelms a lack of clarity. Your day to day, small tasks of life, no longer will be strong, will sift into the mists above with helms now gone from consciousness, and fade to gray. Anne Janai is a Frost Farm Hyla Brook poet and a member of The Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Her poems have appeared in The Poets’ Touchstone and Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing. She is a professional coach and Montessori teacher with an education in human development and clinical psychology. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 2 Responses Satyananda Sarangi September 23, 2017 Dear Anne ma’am, greetings! I loved both of these poems- with a rhyme scheme so good, they have some deep themes. Looking forward to more from your pen. Best wishes & regards. Reply Anne Janai September 26, 2017 Thank you for the warm welcome Satyananda. I’m at the beginning of my poetry journey and am very happy to be here and to share. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.