Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SPRING QUARTER, 2016, WEEKLY POEMS I



Final academic quarter of full-time teaching,
Chronicled each week as I wish I had notated entire life—
71¼ years of breathing in and breathing out
And all simple yet complex functions of animated existence—
Especially stellar events:
Friendships, relationships, graduations, jobs,
Beginnings, endings, middles,
Transitions of all sorts, kinds, and flavors—
Shiny constellations and reflective planets,
Brilliance, not mine, but of collected experiences and collective events.

This current bright event,
Indicative and insightful,
Thought-provoking,
Discerning,
Cause for pause,
Commencement, indeed.

Another, now final, chapter:
Old endings,
Middling middles,
New beginnings,
Looking backward while looking forward
In anticipation of nuances,
Newness, novelty,
Innovation, discovery, invention,
Adventure, creativity.

This shining moment,
And so much more.

Ann Beth Blake
© April 5, 2016

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