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Upon Awakening
by Taylor Ryan

Tuesday, June 13, 2006
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Following the concept of one and a phrase from another, I took paper and pen to bed with me, realizing that often the best words find me in the alarms but those that Nature lends...sweet morning simplicity...
Photo Credit: Taylor Ryan

Mourning Dove moans
Breaking silence of
First light
Eyes afraid to open
In fear of losing
Precious fragments
Of dawn’s last dream
Nestled naked amongst softest linens
Comforted by ecru matelesse
In that warmest hollow
Edged by chilly border
Bare toes dare not cross
Golden hair tumbles over
Eyelet edged mounds
Elbow arching overhead
Hand reaching to finialed post
Smoothly carved grooves and polished
Grasping then pushing it away
Stretching in the undulating motion of
Each vertebrae
Leg crossing leg
With toes en-pointe
Smooth muscles tightening
To curve of arched back
Stretched now relaxed
Mind wanders yet
Not over daily toils
Finding peace in the colors
Of the sunrise
As fingers twirl tresses
Trace angled jaw and pouting lips
Erase the stubborn sand of
Last night’s slumber
Wrist resting now in Nature’s curve
Where waist falls gently from hip
And softest skin
Covers solidity of bone
In the furrow there
to smooth belly
Eyes close
For one last day dream
Though it seems
I am now
And wishing it were Sunday
And raining…

Taylor Ryan

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Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 7/10/2006
this is simply gorgeous...

Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/15/2006
I had visions of a ballerina while I read this - a ballerina dancing to the rhythms of the mysterious fluidity of life and its ephemeral wonders.

Love the physical shape of the poem!

Very delicate and insightful in spirit!

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 6/15/2006
W o w. This is so vivid, yet. . .dreamy. . .evocative. . .
even lovelier than the illustration you so wisely chose.
B R A V A !! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/14/2006
Beautiful enjoyed reading

Love & Peace
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/14/2006
This is quite beautiful Taylor !
Is that you practising your martial arts in bed again...;)
Reviewed by jude forese 6/13/2006
the poem flows effortlessly and is indeed a passionate gem ...
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 6/13/2006
Mmmm... quite vivid in imagery; this is poetry that reverberates with full force through the reader. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/13/2006
"Eyes afraid to open
In fear of losing
Precious fragments
Of dawn’s last dream"

These sentiments are some that I can totally relate to, Taylor. The whole poetic offering is a delight. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/13/2006
Oh my! Taylor I was captivated by this superb poem and utterly delighted with the ambiance you captured! It's so uncanny because I recently started yoga and was toying with some lines for a poem, which seem very similar, but only a couple;-) anyway I loved this, it's one of your best!

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 6/13/2006
Goodness gracious girl! This one is splendid with the truest passions of a southern born woman.
Ya "done good"
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