Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Love in the Morning


Love in the Morning
By Annie Finch

Morning’s a new bird
stirring against me
out of a quiet nest,
coming to flight—

quick-changing,
slow-nodding,
breath-filling body,

life-holding,
waiting,
clean as clear water,

warmth-given,
fire-driven
kindling companion,

mystery and mountain,
dark-rooted,
earth-anchored.

About This Poem
“‘Love in the Morning’ was written in a spirit of sensual gratitude. The poem unites the four elements to celebrate male sexuality.”
—Annie Finch

Annie Finch is the author of Spells: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 2013). She teaches online in the Poetcraft Circles and lives in Portland, Maine.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The morning is the best time. Both parties are ready for action and it really is the best part of waking up...

Anonymous said...

Found it initially ironic that Annie "Finch" would be comparing love to a bird.

silvereagle said...

Ahhh....Love in the morning is certainly a wonderful sensation in which to engage.....but then love in the evening has its good sensations....and what about love in the afternoon?...not bad either!!!

Jay M. said...

I love love. And sex! HAHAHA
Neat poem. I really love how you find such cool stuff to post!

Peace <3
Jay

Amanda said...

Love the poem. :)