Turning a Corner by Debbie Okun Hill

Poet name: Debbie Okun Hill	 Poem title: Turning a Corner Poem: The orange sun in Monet’s Impression: Sunrise moves me off the couch. It strikes me like a flaming tip of matchstick.	I jump like a squirrel.  Change becomes a black painted silhouette against a pastel sky where a shadowed figure stands with a storyteller in a wooden	boat.  It’s a thin wash of sunrise on a fence post or the thaw of snow etching rivulets in sawdust: a tickle of red	or orange feather.  Today, the yellow tulips push up the sunny faces of deceased writers from their watery ink wells. They climb up onto a boat	like spirit guides  and toss secret messages in bottles for me to ponder over. Their voices: a trickle of periods… and exclamation marks!!! End of poem.  Credits: Copyright © Debbie Okun Hill Previously published in Voices: Journal of the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group, Volume 18, Number 1 BK Publishing, 2018. Debbie Okun Hill has been writing for over 35 years with a focus on poetry since 2003 and on blogging since 2014. She has one poetry trade book Tarnished Trophies with Black Moss Press and her award-winning work appears in four chapbooks. Over 440 of her individual poems have been published in Canada, the United States, and Israel. She is the former president of The Ontario Poetry Society, a full member of the League of Canadian Poets and The Writers Union of Canada, plus is a former co-host of Sarnia’s Spoken Word open mic event.