I still glory in the light

Sun in fresco in    Larbey   , France, painted in 1610.

Sun in fresco in Larbey, France, painted in 1610.

Lenore in the Sunlight

I wake at dawn and face the sun,
Whose rays caress my head.
I glory in the morning light,
Though I can’t leave my bed.

My will is strong, my body weak.
Please help me stay alive.
It’s much too soon for me to die;
I’m only ninety-five.

— Felicia Nimue Ackerman