Dawnlessness – Nancy K. Jentsch

I was born into a room
where the window
leans east
Sun drenches dreams
in summer-squash yellow
dispels whatever darkness
had draped with its chill
On an easel hung with honeysuckle and hope
dawn quilts a counterpane of dew
sings with rooster’s gusto

This year I’ve been moved to a room
where the window
tends west
sunsets beckon with mottled rose quartz
suddenly infused with neon
in a sky that glows turquoise
before darkening
behind stars that pin me
to this chill
of dawnless days

Nancy JentschNancy K. Jentsch’s poetry has appeared in Eclectica, 3 Elements Review, Gyroscope Review and in the anthologies Riparian (Dos Madres Press) and A Walk with Nature (University Professors Press). Her chapbook, Authorized Visitors, was published in 2017. Seven of her ekphrastic poems appear in the collaborative chapbook Frame and Mount the Sky (2017). Her writer’s page on Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/NancyJentschPoet/