Meditation – a poem by Melanie Green


Ah, the azure hope, the sit hour.
The listening.
Peace, astir.

Off come the shoes
and socks.

A countenance of humble
the grateful.

Time, out of mind.

Sojourn of the now sounds:
lawn mower, a car by,
bird trill.

Feeling of river—
and venturesome,

each moment hazarded
to the open.


Melanie Green is the author of two collections of poetry, Determining Sky, and Continuing Bridge, available through Mountains and Rivers Press of Eugene, Oregon. She is a founder of and participant in two support groups for people living with chronic illness.

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