Gently Let This Day
by Marjorie Moorhead
Let this day born in aches and pains
change. Let it stretch and bend,
downward-dogging into an elongated
relaxation where breath brings
renewal and strength, and an ability
to view all from underneath, upside down,
and eventually, gently, with a twist,
Now see how the birds sing together,
perched high on branches in the strong sun.
Black feather bodies catching each ray
and offering back a rainbow glisten. Watch,
relax, reflect, listen!
Marjorie Moorhead 2021
after Let This Day, by Annie Lighthart Pax (Fernwood Press 2021)
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Marjorie Moorhead writes from the VT/NH border, surrounded by mountains in a river valley, with four season change. Her work addresses environment, survival, noticing the “every day”, and how we treat each other. Marjorie’s poems can be found in many anthologies, websites, and her two chapbooks Survival: Trees, Tides, Song (FLP 2019) and Survival Part 2: Trees, Birds, Ocean, Bees (Duck Lake Books 2020).