Ode to the Sun

Our volatile sun
elemental brother
we’re in awe of you
your fiery upsets outshine
our greatest eruptions

No great flood could touch you   
We cannot meet, even halfway

You intensely contribute
under duress, your energy
formation’s brunt within  
release your stores
our warmth, water, standards        

Our escaping world, which
eventually could outrun

Your extended, warm hold cuddles us  
while your stalwart presence pushes us
away hot / cold

Sustenance, you bring us up  
through your incompetence      

We survive, perhaps dread the day
you may catch up; we admire your suggestive

Waving through our shield, casting  
Aurora’s colorful shows; we adore
not without warning


Written for “Thursday Inspiration #185 ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me“, via newepicauthor. Visit the link for participation guidance.

Featured Image: photo by Kaique Rocha via Pexels.com


Ode to the Sun” is the 2nd draft of an original poem written in August and posted to Life Poetic on Aug 21, 2022

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Aurora Borealis photo by stein egil liland on Pexels.com
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First Wednesday October: RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY DAY!

Poets, writers:

What will you do today that’s different or new . . . as an act of poetry?

RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY DAY – First Wednesday of October – National Day Calendar

RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY DAY – First Wednesday of October – National Day Calendar