Body in the Sun by Shannon Lise “You are the music while the music lasts.” ~ T.S. Eliot are you liking the way that we still have days are you finding the stars in your throat to sing are you dusting the tiresome corners of things are you chasing the whispers away? you have sailed empty-handed through thousands of dreams you have cherished and wasted and mourned everything you have hired an owl to teach you to sing you have swallowed your sins on a whim are you doing the work that will pay for the fire are you riding the whales when the whales ride by are you filling the closets with rosemary ash are you going to weddings without being asked are you given to greeting the light while it lasts are you ready at last to begin?
Submit your polished poetry for the opportunity of being published on ViewlessWings.com and being interviewed on The Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast.
Shannon Lise is a poet and writer who finds herself constantly fascinated by the power of art to heal and transform. Originally from Texas, Shannon spent twelve years in Turkey and is currently located in Québec City, where she is pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology. Her debut poetry collection, Such Excess of Light, was released in 2021 with Kelsay Books. Recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming from CERASUS, Agapanthus Collective, The Anti-Languorous Project, Plainsongs, Wild Roof Journal, In Parentheses, and Assisi. You can connect with her at shannonlise.com, on Instagram (@shannonlise), Twitter (@ShannonLise2) and Facebook (shannonlise.poet). When she’s not writing or studying, Shannon spends as much time as possible kayaking, camping, and road-tripping through the stunning Canadian wilderness with her husband Francis, her daughter Nessa Evenstar, and their Alaskan malamute, Lucky.