Welcome the Dark – NaPoWriMo Day 1

This poem is for National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). The goal is to write a poem a day throughout the month of April.

After surgery, I spent several weeks in a rehabilitation hospital receiving physical therapy–ultimately very good for the body, but very painful! I find that it helps to give a literary form to my pain, memorializing my worst episodes as a poem. These poems tend to be very short, and either very dark or very hopeful–not much middle ground.

The PT continues, and so do my poetic efforts. I’m not sure either is particularly successful at this point, but I’m hopeful it will all be worthwhile.

You can find more resources for National Poetry Writing Month at the NaPoWriMo website.

angel statue

Welcome the Dark

by Jan Brown

so welcome the dark

when light has failed you

be willing to ascend on angel’s wings

to your yearned-for destination

she will carry you there in a blithe but urgent rush

then brush off the snow and make you beautiful

as you stand before the gate


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