Darkest Before Dawn

Our Poem of the Week was submitted to Third Wednesday’s annual poetry contest by Vermont poet, James Crews. It was one of three contest winners. Our contest judge, Phillip Sterling said this about it:

“Darkest Before Dawn” by James Crews: A luminous description of an orchid in its contrary environment and the emotive/cognitive awareness if it on the part of the speaker, this poem is hopeful and promising, a gently rhythmic and subtly rhymed gift.