Morning Rapture by Fern G. Z. Carr

Poem name: Morning Rapture Poet name: Fern Carr Poem:  The stillness of morning stirs and spills quiet light displacing last night’s gloom; I stretch and purr basking in the velvety softness of yesterday’s sleep, diaphragm rhythmically heaving. The sun streams through windows blanketing me with its radiance – an energizing rebirth even for the padded paws scrambling to greet me  with sloppy kisses and welcome a new day. The morning is timid and peaceful – an intimate solitude not to be shared with those who sleep.  End of poem.  Credits and bio: Copyright © Fern G. Z. Carr Previously published in Shards of Crystal (Silver Bow Publishing, 2018); Metric Conversions (Metrelí kaytarmalar, Romania, 2013); Paws, Claws, Wings and Things (NY, New York, 2012). FERN G. Z. CARR is a former lawyer, teacher, and past president of both the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – Kelowna Branch and Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society. A full member of the League of Canadian Poets, she has served as the League’s Poet-in-Residence mentoring young poets. This Pushcart Prize nominee composes poetry in six languages including Mandarin. Her poetry collection is entitled Shards of Crystal (Silver Bow Publishing). She also curates her poetry YouTube Channel (Search “Fern G. Z. Carr”). Carr has been published extensively from Finland to Mauritius and has had her work recognized by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate. She is thrilled to have one of her poems in permanent orbit around the planet Mars aboard NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft.