The Songs of Eretz Poetry Review Poem of the Day for December 9, 2014 is "5am quiet --" by John Reinhart. Mr. Reinhart's work has also been published in Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine November 2014 (Volume 2, Issue 2, Number 9) where a brief bio may be found http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/p/e-zine_3.html.
5am quiet –
out the melody
Poet's Notes: This poem arrived around 5am, as I sat on the kitchen floor, savoring the blissful stillness before the household erupted into its usual excitement. Children, dog, cat, chickens, goats, and obligation to a world outside the rumblings in my own head and stomach occupy the rest of the day. I have often found that having a jump start on the day is essential, though it also often results in a nap, or at least the need for one.
Editor's Note: I enjoy the stream-of-consciousness feel and the way Mr. Reinhart captures the twilight state between sleeping and waking. "5am quiet --" was previously published in Apeiron Review.