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Poem 200 – Perfect Sun & First Impressions w/ Alexei Ungurenasu

Perfect Sun

The sun is a perfect circle of glowing orange.
I look into her, my eyes shivering at her circumference.
She’s perched behind a cluster of maple branches
like all the potential of today in one stunning ball 
of magic light. When I blink, she puts her face on my
eyelids, a flash of golden mirrored from the sky
over words on the page as I write.  

Before I beheld her, my dreams yelled
Orenda
over and over. We were looking for each other.
I felt how far back my soul’s roots tangle in 
a chaos so peaceful I could see harmony
like waves of silk robes on the wind.

The sun climbs the horizon…
nearly beyond maple’s leafy border now,
her face imprinting on my vision – what a day
that begins with a star I can put into my body.


First Impressions with Youth Poet Laureate Alexei Ungurenasu!

Join Windsor’s current Youth Poet Laureate in his first of many sessions of exciting conversations with youth writers in Windsor. On Thursday, July 22 at 7pm via Facebook Live on Museum Windsor’s page, he will be in conversation with writer Serafina Piasentin.

To register for this event, please CLICK HERE!

This is a free event, but please register to let them know you’re attending! Otherwise, please share!

We’ll see you Thursday evening on Facebook live!

One thought on “Poem 200 – Perfect Sun & First Impressions w/ Alexei Ungurenasu

  1. love this!

    On Mon, 19 Jul 2021 at 15:47, VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” Perfect Sun The sun is a perfect circle of > glowing orange.I look into her, my eyes shivering at her > circumference.She’s perched behind a cluster of maple brancheslike all the > potential of today in one stunning ball of magic light. When I blink, s” >

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