Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The Dancer ~

Good morning, Mother Sun, did you sleep well? 
You look rested and bright this morning 
arriving with such a colorful display.

Your husband's work last night was wonderful
though he was upstaged by the stars 
until the fog took its seat in the balcony.

You two are a funny couple 
modern in your parenting arrangement 
with his insomnia, it is only natural
him watching the children while they sleep.

I am always inspired by the pas de deux 
when he glows on the edge of the stage 
while you hover above the symphony
in your brilliant act of illumination. 

Do you tire, Mother? You're beginning to sink 
will you indulge us with a colorful finale?
Ah, the prima donna, you captivate us.
A breathtaking performance, graceful curtsy 
you disappear behind a black velvet horizon.  

But, never a curtain call, how hard we clap.


(wildflowers are from my garden)

61 comments:

  1. lovely take on the model of the fem and masc.. I always thought of the sun being male and the moon, the bella luna as feminine...

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    1. Thank you, Cat.
      I have also thought of the moon as female but wanted to "change it around" a bit.
      Nice to have you visit. x

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  2. I will think of your metaphor now when the "luminaries" take to the stage.

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    1. Good then Barb.
      Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Margie, you can feel and talk to everything what surrounds us. You talk to the Mother Sun and I can see that she is bright and rested. What a beautiful metaphor!!!!

    And then you talk a little bit more casual and I love it also.

    Beautiful poem! Very beautiful! I began to think that you should to collect all your amazing poems in one book, Margie. And I am serious about it.

    I love your picture of wild flowers. I have a tender heart for all wild flowers and yours are gorgeous and very modest.

    Warm hugs from Kaya

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    1. Kaya,
      Such a lovely comment that made me smile, and I love to smile.
      Thank you.
      I always love that you mentioned my wildflowers are modest, they are that (and they too make me smile)

      Smiles and hugs to you kind lady.

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  4. I'll use a word you said in your poem "brilliant"!

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    1. Sandy, many thanks.
      You made me smile :-)

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  5. Beautiful poem --some elements of the Compline Hymns affect me this way, humanizing tremendous operations of the universe. I prefer your lyrics.

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    1. Geo, today is my day for smiling as your comment kind of made me think "really" ?
      But if you say it, I believe it.
      Thanks so much, I am very touched!

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    1. Thanks Joyful.
      Always nice to have you visit.

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  7. smiles....i like the marraige relationship you give between the moon and sun....and it is cool when they are on the same stage, even if only ever so briefly....a breathtaking performance surely....smiles.

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    1. Brian, thank you and I'm smiling back at you ;- )

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  8. this is lovely... I'm visiting from Cat's blog.

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    1. Laura, how nice to have you visit.
      Thanks for the kind words.

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  9. Your flowers and poem are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Lon.
      Where did you go to?

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  10. I love your poetry!
    I've been absent from the blog world for a few weeks and haven't been reading, so I've not yet read much of your work since meeting you; however, in my catch up mode, I will surely be back.

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    1. Hi Anita, thanks very much!
      Your visits are always most welcome ;-)

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  11. A breathtaking performance in breathtaking words Bellisimo

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    1. Marja, many thanks on the kind words :-)

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  12. I love this Margie! I love the way you describe the sun, moon and stars! What a unique and awesome poem.
    Your garden is beautiful!
    Have a great day:)

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    1. Lydia, I appreciate your visit and thank you so much on the kind comment.

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  13. Hi Margie! What a clever analogy...I always think of the moon as a girl, so this was a fun switch. The moon as an insomniac? Genius!

    Do you remember that TV commercial of the Dad and the boy watching the sunset? The Dad counted down the seconds until the sun slipped behind the horizon. Enthralled, his son whispered "Daddy, do it again!" This poem reminds me of that.

    No matter how hard we clap, the day will not start again. Best get living!
    Happy Thursday, my friend :)
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil, yes, that moon is a bit of an insomniac ... LOL
      I do remember that TV commercial and loved it and how neat that my poem reminded you of it.
      I like that :- )
      Thanks for visiting and the nice words.

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  14. Whimsical, you bring the magic into everything...wow I stand up and applause the cats look at me strangely lol wow angel wow

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    1. Lorraine, applause I like, especially coming from you as you are such a good friend..
      Thanks m'dear x

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  15. oh and of course congrats to Handsome, where are my manners : lost into the mystic ;)

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    1. Lorraine, but this time Handsome does not get the credit as I took the picture.
      LOL

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  16. wonderful Sandy and smart too let a link to your poem, ....what can i say she knows her stuff ;)

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    1. Lorraine, that was very nice of Sandy.
      She touched me doing so.

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  17. Very pretty words and food for thought! I'd never thought of the sun and the moon that way...

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    1. Lisa, thanks so much for visiting and the nice comment.
      It was appreciated.

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  18. Olá,
    é belo ler a maneira com escreve sobre ao sol, você tem o dom do bom escrever.

    ag

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  19. So beautifully written, Margie...your talent is amazing and I love visiting your lovely blog!

    Lovely photo, also~~~

    Hugs,
    Jan

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    1. Jan, thanks for the kind words.
      You are a most welcome visitor.

      Hugs and smiles

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  20. I love this one Margie! You made me smile ;o) Thank you ;o) Love your wild flowers ;o) Hugs ;o)

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    1. Stacy, so glad I made you smile.
      Your comment made me smile so we are even ...LOL
      Thank you,

      Hugs

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  21. Happy, bright, and beautiful, Margie. :)

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    1. Thanks very much, Kim :- )
      I appreciate your visit and comment.

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    1. ayala, thank you.
      nice to have you as a follower.
      i enjoyed visiting you.

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  23. Such a wonderful tribute to our Sun, Moon and Stars...it really took my breath away!
    I love the picture of your wild flowers too...just perfect xxx

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    1. Ygraine, you are such a sweetie to say my poem 'took your breath away"
      That is such a nice compliment.
      Thank you.
      I love wildflowers , you too , huh? I like that :- )
      xx

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  24. Margie, this is one of those "special" posts that I am SO glad to have read. It is a treasure, a compliment of gratitude to God for gifts of night-and day

    Ya know, some nights--and days--are shorter, or longer than others. In the end, thought, if you average them out, daylight and night are parcelled with exactly the same amount of time. It really is marvelous, the whole thing--Universe, Creation!!!

    (BTW, I am fine for my age. Sponsor says when someone asks "How are you" answer should be "good enough"--grin!)

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    1. Steve, it's always a joy to have you visit as you leave such nice comments and they mean a lot to me.
      Thank you, kind Sir .

      So good to know "you are fine for your age"
      Always stay fine and "good enough "

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  25. This is perfect. You are so gifted, Margie. Love the photo too!

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    1. Ash, your kind words are most appreciated.
      Many thanks.
      You brought a smile to my face :- )

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  26. Mother and Father ......what a hardworking couple :D

    Thanks for sharing this Margie.....so awesome :D

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  27. Yes, so true and such a lovely little family you have painted.

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker