Treasure Island

Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Angel of the morning light


Angel of the morning light,
the sun is up
and the sun is bright
and still I see you sleep
on a Saturday morning.

Last night your cries
and lovely sighs
rang sweet in my ears
and now your head
is on a pillow
and your long brown hair
lies strewn like a sheaf of flowers.

I tend to the pets,
prepare some breakfast
and when you open your eyes
the gold of green and brown
glitters like fire
and there’s a sweet
smile on your face.

Submitted: Thursday, June 04, 2009

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  • Rory Hudson (6/18/2009 6:25:00 AM)

    A beautiful and lyrical piece of writing, a charming tribute to the lucky person who is its subject! (Report) Reply

  • Cindy Kreiner Sera (6/17/2009 4:55:00 AM)

    A soft and tender observation of your earthly angel...thanks it warmed my heart knowing such love exists, no doubt you will lovingly be served breakfast in bed (Report) Reply

  • Tia Maria (6/15/2009 9:40:00 AM)

    Light, soft & lovely as your angel :) Pure poetry. Now THAT's awesome :) Thanks, T (Report) Reply

  • Lady Grace (6/12/2009 3:50:00 PM)

    angel of the morning light
    brings brightness to your flight
    all eyes are looking
    all ears are listening..grace (Report) Reply

  • Marieta Maglas (6/12/2009 2:19:00 PM)

    ''the gold of green and brown
    glitters like fire''
    a wonderful visual metaphor of colors.. and all.this reflective lyric poem is an excellent portrait...10++ (Report) Reply

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