Christine Austin Cole


Barely Waking - Poem by Christine Austin Cole

In that moment
When awareness collided
With recollection -
The thunderous sound of dust
Burst into and through
The overwhelming, silent pause
That followed
And I swear I heard
A song dancing across
The breathless sky

My mind raced
Like wild lightning through
A forgotten time
When the stars were all blind
Locked as they were
Behind those reticent doors
Of nighttime
And I sensed awakening
As a dream was freed
In infinite sighs

I could believe
In the near impossibilities
Tangled up in truth
Escaping the pain of gravity
On invisible wings
Sprouted from the everything
Of before
And I knew then why
The world just seems to
Stop sometimes…

At sunrise


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  • (4/11/2010 10:02:00 PM)

    wow what a sweet poem is ths one..i really enjoyed it alot..well done 10/10 (Report)Reply

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  • (5/28/2009 1:25:00 AM)

    And I swear I heard
    A song dancing across
    The breathless sky

    Ah what a conviction … and existences on these nuances, these absent fillers of syncopated conversation that grow forests and jungles in a feeling heart
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  • (5/20/2009 6:48:00 PM)

    dawn, a most spiritual hour... unfortunately something we hardly see as we sleep through it.... (Report)Reply

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  • (8/13/2008 8:25:00 AM)

    Dawn - Day's most passionate hour! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/21/2008 1:47:00 PM)

    Have you published? If not, why not? (Report)Reply

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  • (5/8/2008 7:31:00 AM)

    Very lovely penning. Enjoyed. HG: -) xx (Report)Reply

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  • Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (5/5/2008 8:52:00 PM)

    Christine -

    People who read Cheryl Moyer also read Christine Cole. I consider that a compliment after checking out your poetry. Barely waking is a collision between surreal and rem shock.
    That means I think it's cool stuff.

    Best wishes - Cheryl
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  • (5/29/2005 6:17:00 PM)

    This is so well-written. I favor writing poetry just as I wake up and many of my own have this dream-like quality that comes just at dawn. I especially liked the line 'My mind raced like wild lightning through a forgotten time.' and knew that my mind had been there many times. I hear songs dancing across the sky a lot. Thanks for this lovely picture of a new morning.

    Raynette
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 20, 2005



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