Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days.  Her latest title is Having Lunch with the Sky and she has four Best of the Net nominations.


As if you could come so swiftly
unnoticed like butterflies tapping
wild flowers with soft yellow wings.

Appearing before me quietly
while morning mist curls through
coolness of mint-green spring.

You walking over roads through
fields where tree shadows make
heavy slants against the sun.

As alive as day…saying my name…
filling me up with the taste of you…
kissing my mouth awake again.

By touch and whisper how we would
imitate long leaves weaving, undulating
and finally surrendering to silence.


This Morning

Between deep night
and soft dawn the
mist covers fields
spreading over daisies
climbing bunchberries
wetting seeds, leaves.

Milky smoke roams
back and forth
wandering voiceless
through mountains
of morning.

Whistling in fog
past sycamores
warblers seesaw
up cloudy layers
up up circling
toward heaven.

© 2019 Joan McNerney