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Twila Newey

Today – A Poem by Twila Newey

Today

Today is a day for books and grass
To wander across the fibers of your own mind

Spend hours running the pad of your finger
Over ghost body trees made smooth for scribble

Get lost in folds of hot sunshine
Perhaps meet the ladybug at her level

Sway back and forth
Back and forth

Listen for the whir of tiny wings
Lay your ear to earth to count the rate

Of grass production: slow
The near silent beat out of sync with your carefully written schedule

Oblige the hours
Give into the pleasurable clutter

Today is a day to be a barefoot risk taker
To sidle up and make friends with abandon

 

 

About the Poet: Twila Newey lives with her four children, husband and several elk herds in the mountains west of Denver, Colorado. She earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Naropa University and has finished her first novel, a portion of which won publication in Exponent II’s Midrash Contest, fall 2016. In addition to her voracious appetite for fiction, she is an avid reader and writer of poetry.

 

Poetry Breakfast accepts submissions of poetry and poetry related creative non-fiction year-round.  See our Submission Guidelines page for details on submitting your work.

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Morning Full of Birds – A Poem by Twila Newey

Morning Full of Birds

The whole house wakes dreaming of
the hawk with an old woman’s face.
I invited her in, also the owl perched on sofa arm,
Rotating and tilting his head.

I think hummingbirds have moved on,
begun the long flight down toward sunlit hour after hour,

until two appear in tango,
a love lance, over faux red flower.

The bland coated female wins
a full five-minutes of dulcet hover.
Behind her the breeze persuades
intertwined pines into a coupled wobble.

These strange animal dreams, when voiceless foliage speaks,
When wings scream a chorus of retreat and invitation.

Turn your face to the sun when the sky is falling.
(The sky is always falling)
Feel blessing of breeze and birdsong.
Couple with the warm light.

Commit yourself again to this web of world,
each thread supporting the next, each line dew sparkle and death.

We are all caught and spun, weave and devour.
All fraught filament. All boundless wing.

 

About the Poet: Twila Newey lives with her four children, husband and several elk herds in the mountains west of Denver, Colorado. She earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Naropa University and has finished her first novel, a portion of which won publication in Exponent II’s Midrash Contest, fall 2016. In addition to her voracious appetite for fiction, she is an avid reader and writer of poetry.

 

Poetry Breakfast accepts submissions of poetry and poetry related creative non-fiction year-round.  See our Submission Guidelines page for details on submitting your work.

Start your morning with a nourishing poem.  Follow us on  Twitter, Facebook, and  Tumblr,  and enjoy a new poem every morning straight to your feed.

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