Morning On the Way Home

I was on my way home.

I had wrestled with the cold
winds of dark, and disappeared into
the nothingness of those shadows
which devour lands and seas while
eyes and mouths are shut like doors.

And, emerging from that great void of
night—as veils of slumber were lifted
in the bright ascent of red dawn—
I took to a wayward path by call of the
beacon that shined forth in the East.

East, whence the champion of light
silently rode to conquer sweet Soir.
And Earth, great as she be, called the
shroud of shade to her other face.

I stood upon her back as she turned—
as her great weight tumbled forward.
Slowly, the golden disk reached higher
into the powder-blue dome above.

I watched as the horizon bowed.

77 thoughts on “Morning On the Way Home”

  1. Ken W. Simpson says:

    A fine poem, John. The quantity of comments indicate how well you write.

  2. OldenGray says:

    What a trip to tag along. Wonderful.

    1. John Foster says:

      Thank you very much for stopping by to read and comment on my various posts; I truly appreciate your support.

  3. tumbarger says:

    Beautiful! Morning takes on such depth.

    1. John Foster says:

      Indeed it does! Thanks for reading and commenting.

  4. Doc Arnett says:

    This is a really fine poem, John!

    1. John Foster says:

      Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. emarie1003 says:

    This was really nice. It reminded me of one of my favorite poets–Robert Frost. Simple yet complex.

    1. John Foster says:

      That is a very great compliment, thank you very much. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

    1. John Foster says:

      Thank you, I appreciate your feedback. Lovely words.

  6. franceskakugawa says:

    When I was in my 20’s, I wrote and sent the following poem to a poet who asked me to edit his haiku poetry. It’s yours today:

    His soul he brought
    To me to judge
    Wrapped in simple
    Poetic lines.
    I wept at what
    I found inside
    Because I could not
    Make it mine.

    1. John Foster says:

      I’m humbled by your comment, thank you for reading and for your kind words.

  7. jensenempire2551 says:

    As i am grateful for thou golden disk each morning….

    Thank you for dropping by to have a read.

  8. wetravelsmart says:


    Thanks for liking my post. It is quite an honor from a talented poet as yourself.
    Like your style. ;-)

    1. John Foster says:

      Likewise! Thank you for commenting.

  9. Kelly Fidei says:

    And it seems like there’s always a morning available on the way home, if we remember to look. Thanks for reminding me.

    1. John Foster says:

      I am delighted that you have taken something with you from the poem.

  10. Kelly Fidei says:

    Wow – I love this. You are a sensitive and talented writer. Reading your work reminds me to breathe again. Thank you for sharing your talent

    1. John Foster says:

      Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. I truly appreciate your kind words.

    1. John Foster says:

      Thank you very much for sharing my work; I am humbled.

  11. Leah's Heart says:

    Swoon everlasting.
    Who could not love this?

    1. John Foster says:

      Thank you for reading and for your very nice words.

      1. Leah's Heart says:

        My pleasure.
        There is a character, a writer character in a book by LM Montgomery.
        Also a John Foster.

        1. John Foster says:

          That’s very interesting, I didn’t know that! Do you remember which ones? I will certainly check that out.

          1. Leah's Heart says:

            _The Blue Castle_ by LM Montgomery.

          2. John Foster says:

            Excellent. Thanks!

  12. Anna Eastland says:

    Awesome…love it! Reminds me of the extravagantly beautiful imagery of L. M. Montgomerry. Her prose was very poetic.
    Wonderful finish with the horizon bowing.
    Thanks for following me at Just East of Crazy Land…I’m honoured!

    1. John Foster says:

      Thank you for the excellent comment! I will certainly look her up; I appreciate the reference. I also look forward to reading more of your posts–thanks for stopping by!

  13. Cody A. Conklin says:

    I cannot tell which is more beautiful: the diction or the imagery.

    1. John Foster says:

      That is a great compliment. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  14. DilwinK says:

    I am new to this scene and to stumble upon you has been a serendipitous moment I would love to relive again and again. Thank you for the follow, because that brought me to your door step. I could see and feel it as through I am right there with you in this poem. Loved it!

    1. John Foster says:

      You are very kind and generous with your words. Thank you so much for stopping by to read and comment. It appears when I follow the link to your blog it takes me to an old url that no longer works. I would enjoy exploring your work further if you will send me an updated link. Thanks! Pleasure to hear from you.

      1. DilwinK says:

        Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I think I have managed to correct the settings. But just in case, here is the link to my active blog: https://brokeinwords.wordpress.com/.
        It was good to hear from you.

        1. John Foster says:

          Yes it works now. Thanks for the link; I have enjoyed reading your poems. Keep up the good work.

          1. DilwinK says:

            Thank you. :)

  15. moylomenterprises says:

    You, dear sir, certainly have a way with words. What an awesome gift! Be well and continue to be blessed…

    1. John Foster says:

      I’m humbled by your remarks, thank you.

  16. specimenx17 says:

    I’m so glad you stumbled upon my blog earlier today – I’m in love with what I’ve read here so far!

    1. John Foster says:

      I’m glad of it as well! Thank you for reading and commenting.

    1. John Foster says:

      My pleasure! Thanks for reading and commenting.

  17. M V Blake says:

    I especially enjoyed the idea of the Earth as this gigantic lady rolling over. I could almost feel her massive girth turning under me as I read. Very well done sir.

    1. John Foster says:

      I appreciate your feedback and for reading. I’m very glad you enjoyed the poem.

      1. M V Blake says:

        No thank you for following my blog. If you hadn’t I wouldn’t have been treated to this read.

  18. smonaghan119 says:

    You have a powerful vocabulary at your disposal. You are a story teller and for that you should be proud, many people lack that strength.

    1. John Foster says:

      Thank you, I appreciate your support and kind remarks.

  19. Julieann Dove says:

    It captured me and took me along on your journey. Lovely writing!

    1. John Foster says:

      Excellent, thank you kindly for your comment and for reading.

    1. John Foster says:

      Thank you for reading and for the kind words!

  20. Albatross-x says:

    Very Beautiful! (Sorry, I don’t do social media sites.)

    1. John Foster says:

      Thank you! That’s no problem.

  21. Rise above says:

    Excellent voice, thank you for visiting and the follow, I will follow suit.

  22. Layne Clarke says:

    These words, they know something of me.

    1. John Foster says:

      I’m delighted you can relate.

    1. John Foster says:

      Thank you for visiting my blog, I appreciate your comment!

  23. Jody says:

    This just makes me sigh, “ahhhhh.”

    1. John Foster says:

      Excellent! Thanks so much for reading.

  24. gkamerer says:

    personification well used,

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