Sunday, May 04, 2014

Night Ride ~

Light zooming in
from singing distances 
sifts softly through the atmosphere 
to sit upon these things:
a garden bench, a fence 
and faces, in repose.

The world of politics and groceries and taxes 
of work, and irritations and unfinished things 
slides of my back 
drains down to some dark corner 
of the yard.

Filling like a balloon 
with burgeoning delight 
I rise on moonbeams 
ride the starlight 
swim the breeze.

Someone speaks 
and I, who had perched 
upon the edge of heaven 
fly back, restored 
to this uncommon 
common place.

44 comments:

  1. What a beautiful poem...thank you for sharing your lovely words!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sherri.
      Your kind words are appreciated.

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  2. this uncommon, common place...so very cool...
    perched on the edge of heaven...not sure i would want to come back
    smiles.

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    1. Brian,
      I did not want to come back, either... LOL
      Smiles, thank you.

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  3. Extraordinary, Margie. I have these moments too - more perfect because they can't be forced, only accepted as gifts. I'm back in Breckenridge with 4' of snow still in my back yard! We'll only stay overnight to water plants and check the house before returning to Denver where it is (happily) spring.

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    1. Many thanks, Barb,
      More snow in Breckinridge, will it ever end?
      At least you get to be in Denver where spring has sprung.
      x

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  4. This is lovely and magical, Margie! Very nice.

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    1. Thanks so much, Daisy.
      You made me smile.

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  5. You have an amazing way with words, Margie, this is so lovely.

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    1. I do appreciate your kind words, Linda.
      Thanks very much.

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  6. What an incredible poem. "...this uncommon common place..." I love that part!

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    1. Your kinds words are much appreciated.
      Thanks Martha.
      I kind of like that part too... LOL

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  7. Hi Margie! There is something about the evening and night light that takes me away too...troubles are forgotten looking up into the starlight. I can really relate to your theme.

    But I never want anyone to talk! I just want to stay there. But I think I'll be a more calm person when I do come 'back to earth.'
    Hope you had a good weekend!
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil,
      Glad to know you related to my poem.
      I had a wonderful weekend, thank you.

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  8. Did you see the crescent moon tonight, Margie? Pure magic - just like this beautiful poem.

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    1. Kim,
      I did see that beautiful crescent moon, magical indeed.
      Your lovely comment made me smile, thank you.

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  9. It is absolutely perfect a little ride in the sky, and where did you get that Divine photo? handsome, I'll guess,...beautiful, angel

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    1. Thanks Lorraine for the kind words.
      The photo actually came from my sister.
      xx

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  10. So beautiful. The pictures you draw with your words are amazing.How do you do it?
    Do you just start to write and these wonderful thoughts simply flow into your mind.
    Amazing! Hugs and lots of light.

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    1. Hi Bonnie
      I usually find a quiet place and the words just come to me.
      How very kind you are, thanks so much.

      Hugs back dear lady.

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  11. Boa tarde,
    seu pensamento revela a luz que todos necessitamos para continuar a caminho dos objetivos.
    Dia feliz
    ag

    http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Antonio
      Always good to have you visit.
      Thank you.

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  12. well.....Just .......WOW.... one of my favorites of yours. Again - ...wow.

    I'm curious - would love to know how you get inspired for a poem like this -

    I remember years ago - when I use to what felt like "receive" a poem - it was always when my hands were in warm water - doing dishes, bathing a baby ...and then the words would come - of course nothing like yours... I truly feel these are inspired..

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    1. Hi Sandy
      I am always wowed when I get a WOW!
      Thanks so much.
      This poem was inspired ';by a walk in the moonlight with my hubby'
      I am loving all that you write lately, keep it up.

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  13. and this ..wow

    ....." Someone speaks
    and I, who had perched
    upon the edge of heaven
    fly back, restored
    to this uncommon
    common place...."

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    1. Oh, sandy, you are too kind.
      Your 2nd comment is so appreciated.
      Thank you.

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  14. Oh WOW...in fact, double WOW!
    This is truly amazing...Oh please can I ride on those moonbeams with you, Margie?
    You have brought a taste of sheer Heaven to we simple mortals...WOW!!!

    Hugs xxx

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    1. Hi Ygraine
      Another Wow , a double Wow, love it!
      Your delightful comment brought a smile to me.
      Come along and ride those moonbeams with me.

      Hugs
      xx

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  15. Very gentle poetic reminder that our places of peace and contemplation draw us into the atmospheric thermodynamics that everything depends on, that our garden includes the stars. My compliments, Margie.

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    1. Geo,
      Thanks so very much for the lovely comment.
      It means so much.

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  16. How wonderful your words are! I especially like "restored to this uncommon common place." Your poetry transports me!

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    1. Lisa,
      You made me smile.
      Many thanks on the kind words.
      Your beautiful art does the same to me, 'transports me'

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  17. you have the right choice of words that lingers in our mind for longer and really touches our heart upon the edge of heaven!! SMiles:))

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    1. Welcome Adhi
      I so appreciate the visit and follow and kind words.
      I shall visit you soon.
      Smiles

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  18. You never mention yourself, I do hope your health is good xx

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    1. Hi Carole,
      I have my good days where I am feeling great and then there are the not so good days but overall I am dong well.
      Thanks for caring,
      xx

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  19. Hi Margie so good to read your beautiful lines again. I'm able to visualize the second stanza so well. The rest of the lines felt like a dream and then once I came to the end I too was restored to this ...common place. Hope you are much better now.
    Take Care
    Hugs
    Susan

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    1. Hi Susan
      So good to have you visit.
      Your kind words are so appreciated.
      I am doing better, thank you.

      Hugs

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  20. So breathtakingly beautiful Margie!

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

-Ruth Ann Schabacker