Geraldine Moorkens Byrne

Rookie (8 November 1968 / Dublin Ireland)

On A Midsummer's Day - Poem by Geraldine Moorkens Byrne

Pale Dawn Blushes
As a raven flies
a black speck against
the morning skies
Wonder! at his audacious flight
this last remaining trace of night.

Anxious eyes then
note its span
straining as hard
as ere they can
everyman with his secret fear
will the raven bring it near?

A white Hare runs
breaking cover
a surefire omen
of a jealous lover
each woman feels her heart astir
is he sick for love of her?

Do the flowers bloom
too late or too soon?
Does Midsummer fall
on a full moon?
Do you have a dream to tell -
is all Ill or is all Well?

Did you meet a
Darkhaired Lass
Or trudge behind
a Beggar's Ass?
Did a black cat cross your way
as you came to greet the day?

Note each omen
every one
that marks the season
of the sun
and you'll be blessed with happy days
and long hot nights (in many ways!)

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  • Brian Dorn (4/28/2006 10:41:00 AM)

    Geraldine, interesting use of omens... I still get freaked out by full moons! Good write!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 28, 2006

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