Friday, September 2, 2022

Poem: Wake To It


Wake To It

Quicksilver lives, like glistening waves,

Unrelentingly forming, cresting, diminishing, receding,

Like notes on an ever-moving scale,

On ever-turning pages, speeding faster than light,

Billowing above the beckoning forest canopy,

To the lacrimal sounds of searching loons.

“Wait for me.”, wails the wind.

“Wait for me and see the wonders in store.

See love, be love, no more or less than that,

For that is the pinnacle, the apex, the peak,

Waiting to be put to pen”.  Become one with the wild things.

Be the birther of compassion in veins of stardust,

Cradled in the branches of time immemorial.

Stare into the golden, prescient eyes of wolves,

To behold the truth of yourself, your existence.

Wake to it, see it, write it.  Create.

Live in the now of every beautiful moment of it,

It is your birthright.  Inherit it.

And know deeply, that all of its promise,

Is alive, within you.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful Adirondacks. Her second book, Kaleidoscope, is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life.

5 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    Thank you, Annette. “Wake to it, see it, write it. Create.”

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      If not for you, I wouldn’t have started to submit poetry here at all. You started a rewarding and fulfilling process for me. Can never thank you enough Jim….but I will try my hardest to. THANK YOU (from my Limekiln heart)!

  2. Kathleen Egan says:

    Lovely and powerful.

  3. Terry DeArmas says:

    Absolutely lovely. Thank you for starting my day in such a beautiful way.

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Hi and many thanks, Terry, for your gracious read and uplifting words. So glad to have brightened your morning.

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