Sitting out on the January side of the Sun
entangled in a web of moments on this spinning orb.
Paused between the sting of eighteen below
and the joy of twelve inches of fresh snow.

The edges of this day rest against the fringes
of yesterday and tomorrow.
One holds hope, one some sorrow.

This sweet honeycomb keeps us all,
each one of us, in cells to live our span
like a bonnet keeping us safe from the tumult
of exploding stars.

It is the King’s Hood
feeding tomorrow with the
the byproducts of each day.

Skipping forward to germinate the next cell
with today’s leftovers and yesterday’s dreams
striving for a purpose we thus write plans that are but dotty tripe.

Expectations are the seeds of disappointments.
Which is fine, knowing that some expectations
are birthed from evil plans and those disappointments are but saving grace.

Sufficient unto this winter and every other day
are the tragic results of men’s plan done awry.
I rejoice and am glad on this January side of the Sun
The mouse schemes not and so shan’t I.

About this poem

This poem speaks of the way our yesterdays feeds today and our todays feeds tomorrow as being nature's orderly way of sustaining itself. Every individual can decide to relax in "natures time flow" and be at peace (one with nature) or risk disappointment with contrary schemes

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Written on January 31, 2022

Submitted by granitestatefocus on February 17, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,040
Words 201
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4

Macarius Keysar

Descending from 17th century New Hampshire settlers Macarius Keysar lives in a cave in the mountains of his ancestral home. Generational influences, green forests, rivers, brooks, ponds, and windblown starlit cold winters, as well as a transcendental appreciation of the beauty in all of nature, he is compelled to express his observations of the hurtful impacts of avarice, cruelty, rudeness, and blind ignorance by self-centered individuals. Encouraged by hope and inspired by faith, Keysar is a poet/mystic, influenced by ancient writings, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Robert Frost. He is a Seer, able to delve deeply into the mysteries of the cosmos. He is a Sayer who expresses the mysterious to the reader in both common and mystical settings. In over seventy years Keysar seldom ventures far from his home as he declares, “…life at this 45th parallel vantagepoint affords me with a window to the universe and nature that I dare not miss a moment of.” more…

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