Thursday, January 17, 2013

CAN IT BE TOO BRIGHT?




Driving at dawn,
during a moment of humanity, I cursed the sun
shinning much too brightly in my eyes. Blind
I had to keep going, fearing a crash.
When I could see again, I was contrite.
How could I offend what simply exists
to give me light?

Then I thought of you.

(Submitted to Poetry Jam and G-Man's 55.)

26 comments:

  1. Oh, I have had those driving moments too. Very DANGEROUS and frightening indeed, especially when they happen when one is speeding along on the expressway.

    So glad to see you in Poetry Jam, Myrna! Welcome.

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  2. oh dang...nice last line myrna...but i will confess i have cursed the sun in the same scenario before...maybe i should curse those that set our days schedule so its always in my face....ha...nah, there is wisdom in that question...as much as bite in that last line...

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  3. A lovely ending question and line ~

    And such a stunning picture too ~

    Happy day to you ~

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  4. That last lime opens up a whole different vista. Excellent. I have rarely driven at sunrise but from your poem I can imagine it perfectly. Thanks.

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  5. oh wow..that closure is fantastic... the sun part reminded me much of the californian sun...esp. at dusk and dawn on the freeway, i drove half-way blind often...dangerous...

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  6. perfect little poem;
    then the last line:
    Sublime!
    Aloha Poet Myrna

    from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
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  7. Oh this poem packs a wallop - so much to think about in so few lines - and leaves me wondering who the "you" is that you thought of. A great write, Myrna!

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  8. Great poem! The last line is awesome and thought provoking :)

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  9. I was just thinking about light this afternoon. I looked out the window at 5:00 and realized it was still light. The light returns in the depths of winter. So wonderful.

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  10. Killer ending. I know this experience. You make great use of it in this beautiful poem.

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  11. ...well expressed... and yes, too much of something can bring danger too... a wonderful realizations.. smiles...

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  12. "How could I offend what simply exists
    to give me light?

    Then I thought of you." A beautiful line ... just loved it !!!

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  13. This is poignant and powerful. A great 55.

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  14. may i just say ~ what Green Speck said. a really stunning poem, Myrna! Love it!


    dani

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  15. I know that feeling! What an ending!

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  16. Appreciating it but for some irritating moments is ok! Nicely Myrna!

    Hank

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  17. Thats why God invented Ray Bans!!
    Besides, you of all people Myrna should know that the Sun NEVER sets on the Cool!
    Loved your always uplifting 55
    Thanks for playing, you are always a positive ray of hope in an otherwise cloudy sky. Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  18. Great poem ... we have tons of sunshine here on Oregon's high desert. Late afternoon is the worst. I have cursed it a few times when navigating my car.

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  19. one can feel the sun rays irritating the eyes while reading the poem. very nicely written..:)

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  20. The last two lines caught me. We have all done that...

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  21. I have some wicked photophobia. I appreciate your 55 very much.

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  22. Bringing it back around to people-I don't know that used to drive me CRAZY! thanks.

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  23. That last line really recasts the poem, and deepens it so beautifully--and it was doing just fine before that, too. 55 excellent words.

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