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Below is the poem entitled EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY which was written by poet Monterey Sirak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Five o’clock in the morning
The shutters on a sleeping world
are slowly being pushed back
A dim rose tinted light wanders in
illuminating in increments like a rising
floodlight on the stage of a new play
The shapes of oak and willow trees 
become discernable      A breeze wafts 
through the leaves    wiggling limbs 
like dancers warming up for a recital
Droopy tulips and phlox raise heads
balanced on delicate necks to find the sun
A quick storm that rushed past overnight
left raindrops glistening on the grass
like twinkling white topaz
A bluebird alights on her nest
with a fat worm to feed madly chirping babies
Hummingbirds hover while cardinals sing
For a new day is unfolding and we are still
here to experience it

Too often we miss the everyday miracles
of beauty and song by rushing through life
searching for waterfalls and pyramids
Scaling mountains to see the world
from the summit    to find our heads
in the clouds dimming our view

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  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:34:00 PM
    How witty and powerful in the images that flow swiftly through my imagination! Wonderful! THIS IS P O E T R Y so real and true! Thanks for sharing, dear Monterey! Great write indeed! Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 7:11:00 AM
    - Miracles need not be large .... Enjoy life - Beautiful poem, Monterey !!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 12:53:00 AM
    Very soothing expressions penned so well, Monterey

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 4:50:00 PM
    this is so lovely and SO true. I loved the line about the flowers' heads balanced on delicate necks. that was awesome. You know what? THis would make a great Halibun contest entry if you added haiku to it or made the last part into a haiku!

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:41:00 PM
    Such is the pro & con of living on Cloud 9. Absolutely fantastic!!! A new piece from Monterey, YAY!! =D

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:15:00 AM
    I feel a calm coming over my mind, this is a beautiful calming poem steeped in wisdom.