I am a ballerina , dancing in the sea-storm
at first light. I move in words, In leaps of light
In swirls and blurs of colour. I am joy.
I am all life rejoicing at being alive.
An announcer, An emblem –
More than this – I am poetry in motion
I am phrases, an alphabet of golds and greens.
I am leaves. I am stem and bud, bulb and roots.
I am trumpet, and frill, and abandon.
I am anther, sap, corolla, and pollen –
The early bees delight in me –
Even the sun and moon bow down before me.
For I am Narcissus. I love myself!
Come look upon me.