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Poem: “First Kiss”

First Kiss

Shivering, water awaits morning’s first kiss.
Mounding, swells reflect dawn’s hopeful glow.
Returning, trawlers absorb beams’ warming rays.
Longing, shore-bound sojourners anticipate sunrise’s mysterious power.

Ah! The first kiss, Love!
Lovers glow radiating, radiating…
Transfigured: Warmer than a glow
                    More penetrating than a beam
                    Brilliance greater than the Risen Orb in the east.

Dawn’s kiss delivers a newborn day, that awaits embracing.
Yet, the object slips away across an endless horizon of diaphanous clouds
Outstretched arms slowly descend, unable to encompass the aura.
Where have you gone light to my path?
Footprints dissolve into flowing waters,
Waters thirsting for the golden honey droplets of Dawn’s first kiss.
Desire swelling, swelling: A wave coursing the Ocean’s span.
                            A soul’s lifetime journey into the perpetually risen Son’s
                            Light.

Yet, after the Eternal Kiss,
Water warms the life it bathes,
Swells release their energy,
Trawlers anchor in the harbor of the Morning Star,
Sojourners settle within Jerusalem’s walls, where the Sun never sets.

Stacy Peterson
August 13, 2012


Stacy received a BA in PSCI from VaTech and taught for several years. As a former Marine reservist and Officer Candidate, she brings Semper Fidelis to her vocation as wife and mother. She ponders the world around her and on occasion pens an essay. She may be reached at stacypeterson40@hotmail.com.
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