Literary Hook: Poem: ‘Consider’

Christine Swanberg
Christine Swanberg

By Christine Swanberg
Author and Poet


In the fulfillment of joy, consider:

the fireflies enchanting the twilight,

monarchs landing softer than a whisper,

and golden rays of the full moon ignite

sleepers’ dreams. Night breeze dancing through windows

where dreamers turn softly toward each other

in their peaceful sleep on kindest pillows.

In the fulfillment of joy, remember:

midnight rain, morning dew, the dove’s coo,

the lily in fulfillment opening,

the phlox in fulfillment opening, too,

stretching always to the sun’s beckoning.

Let summer deploy abundance, indeed,

the fulfillment of joy from every seed.

Christine Swanberg is a local author and poet. She received the Lawrence E. Gloyd Community Impact Award at the 2012 Rockford Area Arts Council State of the Arts Awards.

Posted June 26, 2014