Autumn Sky Poetry - Number 3

First Aubade

Cut through blue and night, a sun
edges against you, a stray
cat or tired warmth. It is
no thin outlined body that
I have felt for in this pause
before the blue blurred light comes.
Tender, tender now, the snaps
of song move, undone, through trees.
Is it a morning thrush? Sleep
gentle, sleep gentle
; nothing
is wrong; I swear, my dear, this
is not wrong. A bird of light
pulls me soft upon its string.

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Jeremy Heartberg

Jeremy Heartberg is a recent graduate of Denison University with a BA in English and a concentration in writing. He will attend The University of Michigan's MFA program in the fall. He enjoys text messaging, avoiding red meat, and old school NES games.

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© 2006 Jeremy Heartberg