A Perfect Day




A Perfect Day



I sit on a bench

Watching the river racing by

The cool breeze propelling the water

At a pace that races over rocks

Planted in the river bed

Creating a swirling and frothing display

Of pseudo-rapids competing with time


The sun piercing the crystal-clear sky

Like a high-intensity light bulb

And yet without glare

As it brilliantly illuminates

The cascading water

Iridescence bouncing in all directions

Like a back-lit canvas


Paper-white clouds held motionless

In the blueness above the water

A dichotomy of river and sky

A perfect day to sit on a bench

And capture the moment in photographs

Like impressionist paintings

Seeking to capture the essence of the day


Trees beginning their transition

From green to multi-colored hues

A coalescence of nature

The cool crisp air refreshing the spirit

As it refreshes the atmosphere

Blending the elements of life

With the earth and the sky



Bruce Levine


Bruce Levine is a 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, a 2021 Spillwords Press Awards winner and the Featured Writer in WestWard Quarterly Summer 2021. Over three hundred of his works are published on over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Spillwords, Literary Yard; in over seventy print books including Tipton Poetry Journal, Halcyon Days and Founder’s Favourites and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. Visit him at www.brucelevine.com

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