don’t look at the sun, just love it

there was always this light
refracting, reflecting, nourishing
this sun all life basks in
or stretches leaves toward

an energy to capture
or revel inside

how does something timeless
feel so new?

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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16 Responses to don’t look at the sun, just love it

  1. Kyle says:

    that’s fantastic susan, i love your poetry

  2. Rhonda says:

    I say…let’s ask a sapling that has found life because of that wonderful refracting, reflecting, nourishing light. shall we?
    Just beautiful Susan…you find the poem in all things!
    R

  3. doncarroll says:

    very solid susan and it has a wonderful feel to it. i updated my last one from last night. you might like it.

  4. Ian Moone says:

    I close my eyes and let the sun beat, I know newness every time it dances on my skin,But now I am waiting on the promises of rain that cools the beat. Nice write

  5. nelle says:

    …and wonderful.

  6. Deborah Avila says:

    Brilliant ~absolutely brilliant in its all encompassing power in your words! Encore!

  7. how does something timeless
    feel so new?

    Timelessness is a quality of beauty and energy! Beauty and energy renew!

    And yes, all life seeks light – plants especially, where movement is in two directions – a deepening penetration of the roots into the earth and a reaching out to embrace the sun, both movements mutually reinforcing. The more the sapling reaches to the sun, the deeper its roots enter the earth, and the more it also becomes adept at reaching out to the sun – Joyous and amazing phototropism – the outcome of a beautiful mixture of biology, chemistry and physics – a beauty which Susan captures in this short poem.

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