I am celebrating the first day of summer with my poem “Good Night” being published in the Summer Solstice 2011 edition of Mused, the BellaOnline Literary Review.
I wrote this poem awhile ago and found it a month or two ago as I was rifling through my files for submissions. I’ve always loved this poem as it intersects with a number of things I think about in writing both prose and song – dreams, belief, conflict, loss, and strength. I was thinking yesterday that while it is about rising up and leaving into the brightness of the day, it is also about accepting the dark spaces – about finding the “good” in “good night”…a grittier perspective that I’m not sure I really saw when I finished this poem.
While the story I tell here has no gender (and should have no gender), I have been lately confronted by stories of women who have had to confront different types of trials that require overcoming, from infidelity to life changes to loss from death. As a woman and a poet, I find that dialogue in this poem and so I’m very glad that Mused and BellaOnline.com is the place where this poem found its home.
Excerpt – “Good Night” by Charity C. Tran
I am a dreamer
awake in sleep
from the web
of my own dream catcher… Full poem available here.
Hope you enjoy this one.