Awakening in Light


Awakening in Light


So much is said of births;  I  remember startled  sun
Glazing the flesh of me, a  blur-eyed  print of  dancers
Sofa like a green lump of  alien substance
This sudden flashbulb of  what I was in, into,
Child heart racing as if I remembered my entry
Sliding from my mother’s safe place
Into  terra incognita, the nativity of warm milk
Against the bright-hard, unfiltered world.

This astonishment
This unpeeling awareness
This constant inconstancy
Of matter and mystery
This is the tree, this the blue flower
This is named, that is unnameable  –

The beam fixes the word.


About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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