Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Month: February, 2015

BREAKING SUN

The Hawk Queen Bed 9:04am

The Sun broke through

The Winter Clouds

like a giant eye

& I could see

Its lower lid

dressed in Gold

like a vein

of precious Light

TREATISE ON THE UNIVERSE

The Tomato-coloured Couch 1:45pm

The Universe is Female

shaped like a laundry basket

with one side sloped in

to go over a hip

emptied into

The Male Design of Machine

only to be filled

again

I AM HERE

February 14th, The Hawk Queen Bed 11:30pm

My Halo is My Tiara

pressed from the finest Silver

filigree

encrusted with diamonds

dripping with pearls

like Princess Di’s

I’m tide to It

now — It has become

My Sign

My Signature

NEW LIGHT 2

The Hawk Dining Room 9:46am

A Beam Of Silver

straddles My View

out past the neighbours’

low roof tops

It stems from The Sun’s

white blaze

& turns

lime green

when I blink

 

HERE I GO!

The Hawk West Desk Window 12:52pm

When I See My Halo

I Am Lit

by the pervasion

of The Shower Of Lights

I recognize

The Strength

of My Surroundings

The Strength

of  All People

within

MARRIED

The Tomato-coloured Couch 3:32pm

Last Night I Had A Dream

I was married

to Dr Blair

I felt safe

in the security

of Our Marital Bed

I felt His Warm Right Hand

on My Left

& then I went to sleep

Picking Up Shells In Africa

The Hawk Living Room 12:34pm

When I learned to walk

in Africa

I stooped over

& squatted

in The Sands of Gabon

to pick up spiral shells

to lift into

My Mother’s

View

 

I CAN SEE

The Hawk Outpost 8:00pm

I see a star-scape

in the canopy

of very cold snow —

One Flake

has Me transfixed

by Its glittering reflection

from an indirect

light

of something as mundane

as the deck lamp

VIEWING STATION

The Hawk Kitchen 12:28pm

My Kitchen is My

Viewing Station

through glass doors

& arched window

over the sink

I can see hawks

schools of tiny birds

like an aquarium

against an ever-changing

cloud-scape —

to the right

I have the delight

of The Kitchen Outpost

— a smaller window

facing My Enormous

Expanse

of salty shore line

ever-changing in the weather

of the sea

CHILD’S PLACE

The Hawk Outpost 5:00pm

I am wearing

the colours

of sea & sky

meshed with The Silver

in My Heart

& Mind

I am moving with the clouds

of mauve

in the late afternoon light

of My Retirement

from Babyhood

into The Child’s Place

of wonder