Shawn L. Bird

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poem-there March 3, 2015

Midnight sun

your bright glow

matches my summer soul.

Midday night

your sky indigo

I hibernate and am made whole

Northern land

that journey long ago

taught me a heart has many homes.



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A rumination on my Rotary youth exchange year in Finland.

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22 Responses to “poem-there”

  1. jensenempire2551 Says:

    Would my heart have home within yours?

  2. Many years among the Navajo and Hopi, and in-between several years in Cheu, South Korea, have vastly expanded my idea of what home means.

  3. xoxosanaz90210 Says:

    And that’s why home is where the heart is. And which is why we go through life looking for where ever our heart finds home and peace. You can’t have one without the other.

  4. Lemuel Says:


  5. yelena Says:

    beautifully penned..

  6. […] Poem – There by Shawn L. Bird – A beautiful poem about living in a land where the sun never sets, and at other times the sun never rises. I love the contrasts and her descriptions of this strange condition. […]

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