Author Glenda Higgins – Old Gray Poet


When I close my eyes

I see a rainbow

From your eyes


When I shut my ears

I hear your song

White-washed with time


You sing alone

And think no one cares

Old gray poet


With the world of woe

On your tired shoulders

You know that trees


Bend to touch you

For luck

When you pass


Holding up the sky

With your tears

From a burden


Not yours

Dear gray poet

There’s a rainbow


From your eyes

Watching from the night

Lonely traveler


The ravens curse

They know your pain

Black blamers shining


In the noonday sun

Not fitting in

To the bird world of fun


Unable to sing

Pretty morning songs

Symphonies of joy


To greet the sunchild

Waking from sleep


© Glenda Higgins

Glenda Higgins

Excerpt from the book “Poetry in Motion”

Glenda Higgins

About the Author 

Glenda spent her early work in libraries – ten years in various positions, including cataloguing, which launched her on a favorite pastime of reading everything under the sun.

 Her start as a poet surprised her. She took a poetry-writing course. Two hundred poems wrote themselves in a furious manner, in two weeks.  This led to performing poetry in cafes and on the radio and about three hundred more poems.

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