Forever in a Day

sunriseThis poem celebrates Easter morning and every morning. I’m far more comfortable writing prose, but I was inspired by springtime, Easter, and National Poetry Month. I hope you have a day filled with beauty, promise, and renewal. 

Forever in a Day

To see forever in a day, wake up and lift your voice to pray
Watch sunlight spread across the land, just as it’s done since time began
Feel the earth so lush and green, where brown and dormant ground had been
Hear sweet birdsong fill the air ~ Smell the flowers everywhere

To see forever in a day, ask for wisdom come what may
Seek timeless lessons to be learned ~ Toil for honest wages earned
Heed tales told by wrinkled eyes ~ Sing a baby lullabies
Reach for a neighbor’s hand in love ~ We look the same from up above

To see forever in a day, have faith that stones can roll away
Let starlight fall upon your face, older than the human race
Allow great mysteries to unfold ~ Dream of ancient stories told
Sleep peacefully until the morn ~ Each break of dawn we are reborn

~ Alicia Woodward, April 2019