Sunday, January 31, 2010

TREES

You cannot know the loveliness of trees
Who say, "How beautiful!" and pass them by
Not knowing the great comradeship of these
Most noble presences of earth and sky ...

You must have lain beneath their arms at dark
Breathed in their fragrance with the morning air
Felt living coolness underneath their bark
And shared their stillness as an hour of prayer.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

HAPPINESS

I hate to let go of a day
even though it is quite outworn and thin
and dusk is creeping, cool and shadowy
through the widening seams ...

Tomorrow I will gladly face the welcome task
of breaking in a new day
shaping it to me
stretching the narrow hours
to cover the length of my happiness
the breadth of my sorrow ...

But now, I hate to let go of the old day
so completely my size
and so threadbare that I can scarcely hold it together
another moment!
But familiar
and so very comfortable ...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

THE OLD MAN

While the roses were blooming
And the grass was green
My old friend died
In a place unseen ...

He was getting on in years
He was eighty-three
A man of truth and wisdom
As hard as the old oak tree ...

His friends were the animals
He used to watch them play
And those animals were there
The day he passed away ...

In the middle of the meadow
Near the tree line end
The old man sat down to think
But he never got up again ...

Now our friend is gone
And as I walk by
I see the look of sorrow
And a tear in every eye!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

UNDERSTANDING


When I see a red bird
Perched upon a tree
In a bleak December
Singing lustily
I won't say it's happy
Though its song seems so
For I sing, too, on dark days
And I ought to know ...
Know when words ring gaily out
To a listening throng
There may be a sad note
Threading through that song
Or a heart be broken
Though a laugh is heard
So it is with tenderness
I salute the bird.

Friday, January 22, 2010

DADDY

Daddy, let's go for a walk
Daddy, kiss me good night
Daddy, read me a bedtime story
Daddy, sing me a lullaby
Daddy, I'm going to school now
Daddy, I fell down
Daddy, help me up
Daddy, did you know how much I love you?
Daddy, please don't die
Daddy, don't leave me ...
Daddy ...
... Good-bye ...
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My daddy died in 1974, I miss him so!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

MY MOTHER'S HANDS

My mother's hands
that held her belly tight
waiting for the day
with love like golden light.

My mother's hands
the day I was born
that held me to her breast
though her body was worn and torn ...

My mother's hands
that kept me safe at night
took away all the nightmares
and soothed away the fright ...

My mother's hands
that washed away the pain
my tears were her tears
like drops of salty rain ...

My mother's hands
like God's hands above
will forever protect me
with their soft and gentle love!

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My mom died in 1998 but I always feel her love for me!
She is so close in spirit!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

IN MEMORIAM

The shadow by my side
is gone
the warm nose resting on my knee .
My fur-ruffed friend
who met me by the door
followed me from room to room
and floor to floor.
We dwelled together
on that rare-found plain
where animals and people
are as one
he was as much a member
of the human race
as our family that he'd loved
since he was young.
A bond between us
woven close of love
happiness and sorrow will survive.
And may we meet
someday beyond this life
where dogs die much too soon
and leave their masters
still alive.
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Sammy, who is in the picture, died in 2005, he is missed dearly!

Friday, January 15, 2010

A WIDE BED


A warm back in a wide bed
while heavy snow through the silent woods
has curtained off the smallest sounds
beyond the dark ...

A light caress in a warm bed
while winter wind with a low laugh
invites the trees in their downy dress
to share a dance ...

The length of you and a deep love
while snow, wind and a winter night
are locked outside beyond the warmth
of a wide bed.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BEAUTIFUL FRAIL THINGS


I have drunk joy today
I have mastered fate
I have known what it is
To conquer and create ...

Sometimes I ask myself
After days like this
"Have I no longer need
of his kiss?"

But when I see tired eyes
Quickened with light
As a lover's footstep
Sounds through the night ...

Or when I hear a little child
Laughing alone
Telling what it might be
When it is grown ...

Then I no longer doubt
That my love must be
Beautiful frail things
Have need of me!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It's been so long since I have posted or visited any of my special blogger friends. (So sorry!)
I have not forgotten any of you and came on today to wish all of you a most Wonderful New Year!
I hope 2010 brings each one of you many blessings and much joy!
I miss all of you!
I will return but just do not know when as I am still not feeling quite up to par!

The picture I've posted here was taken at Thanksgiving when my family was in Vegas.
We had a wonderful time there!

Well, I must go as I want to get out and enjoy this beautiful Colorado day!
Take care my friends and enjoy each and every moment of your life!

~Love and light~

Margie