Nola Garrett: poet & translator
God of the Morning
God of the Morning
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No one rises earlier
Than the god of the morning
Who carries the sun on his palm,
At noon he wears it on his head,
Through the afternoon on his shoulders,
At dusk under his armpit,
Until his body curls up
Under the darkness of night
Whose edges he tightens
With his toes and his fingers
Thinking that under the covers
Nothing is visible.