Monday, August 18, 2014

Tomorrow's Key ~

Today gave to my waking world 
a gold and crimson dawn 
so splashed with splendor that the sight 
I scare could look upon _

In the dewy morningtide 
I heard a thrush's cry
of utter joy and saw him wing 
across the western sky _

Before my eager, quickened sight 
a flower-form unfurled 
and lent its matchless beauty 
to a green and amber world  _

My grateful heart beheld a way 
to lift a load of care 
that in a silent loneliness 
a friend had - had  to bear _

Twilight gently blanketed 
the weary world in rest 
and stooped to kiss the little one 
that slumbered at my breast  _

Today I learned to love each hour 
nor asked tomorrow planned 
and lo _ at last _ I drift toward sleep 
its key within my hand _

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    1. I so appreciate your kind words, ladyfi.
      Thank you.

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  2. Like a dream from heaven, my dear friend...lovely~

    Hugs & Love
    xoxoxo

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    1. What a lovely comment dear Jan .
      Many thanks.

      Hugs and love back to you.
      xoxo

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  3. Hi Margie! Just letting go of future anxiety really is the key to peace, isn't it? And I think worry about the past is a block sometimes too. Trust that we will be protected and loved is all any of us need to relax and recharge.
    Beautiful words for my Monday,
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil
      I believe in 'living in the moment'
      We can't change yesterday and we never know what tomorrow shall bring so let us enjoy today and love all the beauty it can bring to us.

      Your kind words about my poem mean so much.
      Thank you ...

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  4. Margie, it looks like you're surrounded by such a peaceful atmosphere, for those trees are beautiful, and I love your poem.

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    1. Lon,
      This was a beautiful place that I visited last fall in the mountains and I shall be making another visit soon.

      So glad you loved my poem , that made me smile ... thank you.

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  5. Boa tarde,
    A imagem é linda a reveladora de paz que a natureza transmite.
    AG
    http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Many thanks, Antonio ..
      Always so good to have you visit.

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  6. So beautiful. I read and then reread and then I read it again. Thank you! Hugs.

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    1. Bonnie
      It truly made me happy that you read and reread and read my poem.
      That is such an honor to me.
      Your kindness means so much, thank you.

      Hugs back dear lady

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  7. So beautiful - I really like this! And beautiful photo.

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    1. Thanks so much , Sandy on the kind words.

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  8. Pure gold, i have no words....I'm in awe every time and i'd rather just read you and let google take all my photos, oh how love this, you beautiful, beautiful angel and setting lol xxx

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    1. Lorraine, my dear friend, you are so dear and your words so touched me.
      Thanks so very much .
      I will so miss your blogs and hope you can come back , it won't be the same without you. Love you ...xxx

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    1. Thanks V.
      So nice of you to say so ...

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  10. I love these beautiful words and also that incredibly beautiful setting. Wow...

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    1. Hi Keith
      And I loved your beautiful comment ... thanks so much.

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  11. How lovely and eloquent. I am happily lost in your world as I read your words. Your words are so beautiful! Lovely photo too.

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    1. How very kind of you, Lisa .
      Your comment brought a smile ...
      Many thanks ...

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    1. Thanks dear Tessa
      I appreciate that so much.

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  13. So very beautiful Margie! You are so talented! You truly speak from the heart!
    I love the picture!
    (Thanks for the gorgeous picture of Rose!)
    Love you xoxoxo

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    1. Sweet Stacy, you are too kind.
      Thanks dear, so much.

      (so glad you liked the picture of my dear little Rose , you are so welcome )

      Love you, too
      xoxo

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  14. Lovely, Margie. I especially appreciated the line "Today I learned to love each hour". That photo of you is beautiful!

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    1. Hi Martha
      I so appreciate the kind words on my poem and photo
      Many thanks to you.

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  15. learning to love each hour is a beautiful thing
    as is when you know how to lift those burdens
    from friends as well...hope you have been good...
    i have been away since late last week...

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    1. Hi Brian
      I hope you had a good time away, it's always good to get a break .
      And it's always good to have you visit and share your words with me .
      I always like to get your perspective ....
      Thanks ...

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  16. I like your hat, and the ideas you don't keep under it. I have an old Tilley from my gardening days and sometimes put it on to help me remember things.

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    1. Geo,
      Haha ... this is my favorite hat ... and I really liked your comment, made me chuckle ...
      Thanks ...

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  17. Awsome picture! You were walking in a true splendor indeed.
    I like the contrast between the colors you wear and the yellowish color of the trees.

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    1. Hi Duta
      This was truly a place of splendor ...
      And thanks for the most splendid comment
      Smiles

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  18. Such lovely words, Margie, as always, captivating. And I love the photo!

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    1. Thanks very much, Linda .
      Your comment is appreciated ...

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    1. Thank you, Bethany on the kind words.

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  20. There is always tremendous gratitude here, Margie, which is so refreshing!

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    1. Michael
      How kind of you... thank you...

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  21. Beautiful composition. Really refreshing as the poem has its setting.

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    1. Many thanks, Sangay .
      Good to see you ...
      Take care ...

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  22. Hi Margie - be with today and enjoy ... tomorrow will take care of itself - just know you hold tomorrow's key ... wonderful thoughts ... Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary
      Today is a day that will never come again so let's be glad and enjoy it ..
      I appreciate your visit and kind words ...thank you.

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  23. To be mindful and grateful for now, this moment. So hard sometimes, but so calming when I can!

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    1. Barb,
      How true it is that living in the moment and being grateful can be so calming .
      I wish you many of those special moments ..
      Thanks for dropping by .

      Be well and be happy ...

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    1. Hello, A Lady's Life
      Thanks so much for that ...

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  25. Tranquil and beautiful imagery! ♥

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    1. Sui
      Your kind words mean a lot.
      Thank you .. <3

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  26. ...what a perfect state of being!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shadow ..
      Happy to see you here ...

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  27. Every time i read this I feel something knew, this is priceless darling angel

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    1. Lorraine
      And you are priceless to come back and read my poem again and leave another lovely comment .. thanks sweet girl ..

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  28. Margie, I believe you are holding the 'key'. Lovely. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Jim
      So nice to have you visit.
      Your kinds words are much appreciated .. thank you, kind sir ...

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  29. This is absolutely glorious Margie! The beauty of nature the beauty of now. A wonderful message spoken with a beautiful voice!

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    1. Hello Carrie
      What a sweet comment.
      I really liked it and appreciated it ... thank you...

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  30. well google did not take too kindly to my deleting the double of one photos so they delete whatever they wanted goodbye google couldn't sign in again, the only reason I was keeping it was to be able to visit my friends, but now they don't recognize my password, so unless you have anonymous, i won't be able to visit anyone, that's their punishment how low can they go they had photos from me since 1962 ???? I was a baby i only started blogger in 2004? so let's see if they let me sign in if not i hope to God you have anynomous

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    1. how cool, now I can go delete my blog, but I'll always visit!

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    2. Lorraine, my friend of a long time, I will so miss your blog but I will so love that you can still visit ..
      Love to you ..
      Be good to yourself xoxo

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  31. your words form glorious pictures in my mind and feelings in my heart... so lovely.

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    1. Such a lovely comment ... thanks so much, Sharmon
      xx

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  32. Beautiful photo and poem, Margie. The last stanza is my favorite. Enjoy each moment as it comes.

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  33. Wow one pearl after the other
    Absolutely enjoyed this. You have to publish
    your poetry. I will buy one. Love it

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    1. Marja
      You are so sweet .. you made me smile.
      Thanks dear lady , so much.

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

-Ruth Ann Schabacker