Standing on the edge of dawn on my balcony, I see the naked
world all around me. You are most beautiful
when you are most powerful and you are most powerful when
you are most alone, most open, most silent, my brilliant dawn in
front of me. I feel my wife’s hands around me, she made a coffee
for me. She is smiling. Behind us, in our room, our child is sleeping.
He is calm now. He is alive and we are alive and the dawn,
all around us, is alive. Don’t think about the past. I’ve thought to myself,
What’s done is done — you are free now and the freedom is a miracle.
“Yes it is,” said my wife.
She can read my thoughts, I’ve thought and smiled back.
Her smile and our child’s laugh is a miracle and that is home.
It creates the faith of a silent and beautiful and powerful dawn.
David Dephy - The trilingual Georgian/American award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, performer, multimedia artist. The winner of the 2019 Spillwords Press Poetry Award for June’s Publication of the Month and the finalist of the Adelaide Literary Award Anthology 2019 for the category of Best Poem. The winner of the Finalist Award in the 2020 Best Book Award National Contest by American Book Fest. An active participant in the American and international poetry and artistic scenes, such as PEN World Voices, 92Y Poetry Center, Voices of Poetry, Long Island Poetry Listings, New York Public Library, Starr Bar Poetry Series, Poets in Nassau, Poets in Massachusetts, Columbia University – School of the Arts in the City of New York, Great Weather for Media in New York City, New York City Voices, Bowery Poetry Club which named him a Literature Luminary as well as the Statorec Magazine named him the Incomparable Poet. His works have been published and anthologized in USA and all over the world by the many literary magazines, journals and publishing houses. His first full-length book of poetry in English, Eastern Star, has been published by Adelaide Books New York in USA in 2020. The full-length book of poetry Lilac Shadow of a Tree and A novel A Mystiere are forthcoming in USA in Spring/Fall 2021 from Mad Hat Press. He lives and works in New York City.