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The New Day

Image photography by Angela McMullen

When the morning birch glows

in pearly appeal

and the grassy sandbar burns golden

in sunbeams,

and when blueness gaps

between the clouds,

know that the new day

is yours,

and only yours.

It is yours for dreaming

and yours for crying.

Yours for dancing And yours for loving.

It is yours for drawing And yours for storytelling.

It is yours for tearing apart

And yours for rebuilding.

It is yours for wedding

And yours for burying.

It is yours for sampling And yours for taking.

And when the blueness gaps

between the clouds, and when the birch whitens

against twilight purples,

and when the cove belches onto the sandbar's sand, The day is yours

and only yours.

Angela McMullen is a freelance writer who lives and writes in maritime Nova Scotia, where she is inspired by the rhythm of the Bay of Fundy tides, the pulse of long-standing forests, the expansive fields of the Annapolis Valley, the backdrop of North and South mountain ranges, and the distinction of the four seasons.

Angela's most recent work is a slim book of poetry that captures the pure essence of nature and her unwavering resilience. Infused with undertones of Italian influence, this collection of poetry speaks for itself.

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