Roger Singer: “Briefly”

Briefly                                                                                                                                        
there was order
within the stars
as they lowered
to my level,
a mortal touched,
breathed on by
an opening
of light shine,
a sliver of
heaven beyond
the horizon,
an opening
of rhythm
where all the
parts bless
sky and soul
for a
brief moment,
before it slips
behind
pearl gray
clouds
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Dr. Singer is the Poet Laureate of Old Lyme, Connecticut. He has had over 1,150 poems published on the internet, magazines, and in books and is a 2017 Pushcart Prize Award Nominee. He is also the President of the Shoreline Chapter of the Connecticut Poetry Society. Some of the magazines that have accepted his poems for publication are:  Westward Quarterly, Jerry JazzSP QuillAvocetUnderground VoicesOutlaw PoetryLiterary FeverDance of my HandsLanguage & CultureAdelaide Literary MagazineThe Stray BranchToasted CheeseTipton Poetry Journal, Ambassador Poetry Award Massachusetts State Poetry Society, Louisiana State Poetry Society Award 2019, Arizona State Poetry Society Award 2020, and Mad Swirl Anthology 2018 and 2019.

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