Leela Soma

Morning Poem
After Mary Oliver

Burnished orange-tinged morning has broken fresh
the white waves rise and undulate in the turquoise sea
light unveils the dewy morning beauty on the summer lilies
the fragrant jasmine fronds sway gently in the breeze
joy envelops the being with a promise of happiness
of a golden day just as a lotus emerges from a muddy pond
the cares of yesterday lay muffled in the warm duvet
cast aside looking forward to a shimmering bright summer
the loss and sadness locked in the heart as one dares to be happy.


Leela Soma was born in Madras, India and now lives in Glasgow. Her poems and short stories have been published in a number of anthologies, publications. She has published two novels and two collections of poetry. She serves on East Dunbartonshire Arts & Culture Committee and on the Milngavie Week Committee.  Some of her work reflects her dual heritage of India and Scotland.