Saturday, December 27, 2014

Poem of the Day: "4 AM" by Jeremy Jusek

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “4 AM” by Jeremy Jusek.  Mr. Jusek’s work has been published previous in the Review here: where a brief bio may be found.

         4 AM
          Jeremy Jusek

The oak porch, peeling, creaks
            in tune with my knees.
            Another kind of heartbeat.
The ambassadors of morning,
            dew and mist, vanish.

Poet’s Notes:  Now that I live in Parma, a major suburb of Cleveland, I'm away from trees and surrounded by neighbors. I feel deprived of some fundamental things. Privacy. Calm weekends. Stars. There are many things I love about Cleveland, but I still feel the need to periodically capture the serenity that I miss so dearly. This is one of those attempts.

Editor’s Note:  I like the Japanese short form feel here as well as the crisp images and the metaphor about the heartbeat.

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