On seeing the morning’s striated skies,
On seeing last autumn’s crispy leaves revealed,
On seeing tiny green nibs on branches,
On seeing the first raccoon lumbering through the garden,
The muse stretches and embraces me.


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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9 Responses to Awakenings

  1. I can relate to this…lovely:)

  2. Chris G. says:

    There is nothing like the dawn of spring to stir the writer’s spirit!

  3. lori says:

    We have been teased around here with spring, but I hope it returns for good soon 🙂

  4. brian says:

    ah…sounds like a beautiful muse today!!! love it when she finds me…

  5. Thanks so much for leaving comments. Spring is still fighting with winter, but at least we know who will win.

  6. ayala says:

    The muse embraces you-nice……

  7. Glynn says:

    The muse stretches and embraces, and the poet awakens. Well done.

  8. This is a very beautiful piece – spirits of place and poetry.

  9. versebender says:

    Nature’s juices flowing and so are yours. Nicely done. Vb

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