The Midday Sun

Sometimes it takes just one image, one person, one moment to awaken the sleeper within.

In response to Indigo Spiders Sunday Picture Press: Travelations

Leaden feet plod on in the midday sun,
harvest mites finding sweat irresistible
as they take temporary succour on wet skin.
Aching legs march on through the heat,
after days of walking over hill and dell
carrying my mind, the unquestioning passenger.

Finally, the drudging comes to a halt.
I lift up my head after looking down for days
to see the beauty around me, awe inspiring.
My mind comes alive after sleeping for so long,
my eyes drinking in the wonder before me
as I awaken anew to witness the midday sun.

© 2011 Trevor Litchfield.

Dedicated to Indigo Spider, who has re-awoken the inner me.

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6 Comments

  1. Indigo Spider

     /  August 8, 2011

    Ohh, this is so beautiful Trevor. I am honored that you dedicated it to me and I am truly delighted that you are writing again. The words enhance the beauty of the photo as if the photographer created the picture just for your words.

    • I’m so pleased you enjoyed it Indigo Spider, the dedication is just my way of saying thank you.

  2. Really beautiful imagery. I felt the heaviness and frustration described, as well as the euphoria at witnessing the wonder after days of slog. I also like the idea that this appears to be an analogy of everyday life. It’s those moments we look up from the road and allow ourselves the opportunity to see what is around us that we can feel alive, ready to face a new day.

  3. A great poem Trevor.

    I love the contrast between the two verses – the first one summed up by the plodding leaden feet and then everything comes alive in the second verse as the eyes lift and drink in the beauty all around.

    My favourite line has to be – ‘harvest mites finding sweat irresistible’ – a great image.

    Thanks for a great read.

  4. ellielawson

     /  August 18, 2011

    Lovely. x

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