Sunday, March 22, 2015

To This Day ~

Goodbye, sweet day _ O, Day of Days!
You've made my heart glad and you've made the world fairer: - 
The shadows fall faster _ the sky is rarer, 
And low in the west lies a golden haze . . . 
When in the years I shall know less of gladness, 
The thought of you, day, shall drive away sadness:
Oh, that I might keep you  -  the endless of days!

(Photo was taken in Moab, Utah.
 spent last weekend there with my husband.
 the days were beautiful as were the nights.) 

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful view from Moab, Margie, showing strata back a couple hundred million years (triassic?) and I remember hiking upward to where the present and future waited. Your poem expresses that very well. My compliments to you and him with whom you share this remarkable world, and the universal presence you credit.

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    1. Geo, isn't it just too beautiful?
      I so love my times in Moab, we go every year and are going back in Sept as hubby will be riding in another bike event.

      Thanks so much for the kind and most thoughtful words, they brought a smile :o)

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  2. Margie, this is a gorgeous photo, and your poem is lovely, thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Oh, thank you dear Linda for that lovely comment. xx

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  3. That photo is amazing! I would so love to see that in person - and I can see why you were inspired to write such a beautiful "haunting in a way" poem. ...i.e., evocative, beautiful....and love it ...

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    1. Sandy, I so appreciate your lovely comment and thank you!
      You must go to Moab , go and I promise you that you will fall in love with 'one of the most beautiful places in the world!'

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  4. beautiful memories to carry till endless days..............

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    1. Vandana, oh, yes, truly beautiful memories!
      Thanks for dropping by :o)

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  5. Hi Margie -what a lovely place to spend a few days with your husband .. stunning views and it must have been lovely sharing - love the thought of days, long days ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary
      It was truly wonderful being here!
      Thanks for the kind words!

      Hope you are doing well , take care and cheers back !

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  6. Wow! That is a great shot. What an incredible place.

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    1. Hi Martha
      Martha., Moab is heaven on earth
      Smiles ...

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  7. What a wonderful view. Just beautiful. Days here are getting longer. I just wish they would get a bit warmer. Hugs

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    1. Hi Bonnie
      The view is remarkable, huh?

      Hope the sun is shining there, it was gorgeous here today!

      Hugs back

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  8. ah you words, could any say it better, so beautiful, so grand, I love this photo and your poem always, always touch my heart xo

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    1. How wonderful dear Lorraine , I love how you described the poem as beautiful and grand (that is how I see you, you know!)
      Oh, thanks beautiful ...

      love you xo

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  9. Thank you for stopping by, Margie! Love the photo.

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    1. Thank you, Melissa
      So nice of you to drop by :)

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  10. The picture reminds me of the Grand Canyon.

    Your poems are beautiful, putting readers in a tranquill place.

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    1. Hi Peaches
      Yes, it does look like the Grand Canyon, another place that I marvel about.
      Many thanks on the kind words!

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  11. Oh, my dear friend, gorgeous photo and such lovely words as only you can write. I am in awe of your talents~

    Hugs & Love
    xoxoxo

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    1. Jan , dear lady , your lovely comment really touched me so much and I greatly thank you for the generous compliment, so kind of you!


      Hugs & love back
      xo xo

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  12. Oh my - such a beautiful place to love and explore and share intimacy and truth -
    Love Gail
    peace.....

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    1. Hi Gail
      It was truly amazing and I cherish the amazing memories we have of being in this beautiful place
      Your comment made me smile ...thank you!

      Peace and love

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  13. Oh such a breath-taking, beautiful place...and to be there surrounded in love...oh wow!!
    This is absolutely amazing, dear Margie.:)

    Love & Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Ygraine,
      This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to and I have been to many places that I love but Moab is where we always go back to!

      Many thanks for the comment , loved it!
      You are a dear!

      Love & Hugs back xo xo

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  14. Beautiful! Always a pleasure to read you Margie

    Keshi x

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    1. Hi dearest Keshi
      Oh, how I miss you in Blogland
      Thanks for the visit sweet girl and lovely comment!

      xo

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  15. Margie,

    It is wonderful to have a time of refreshment, in body and soul. I have just returned from a holiday in southern California, right beside the Pacific ocean. I returned with your kind of great memories!!
    Eileen xx

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    1. Hi Eileen
      Your holiday sounds wonderful, I am happy for you!
      Nice to have you visit ... xx

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  16. Gorgeous words to go with that fabulous shot.

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    1. Thanks so much ladyfi
      I appreciate those kind words!

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    1. Oh, many thanks, Bethany.
      Such a nice comment!

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  18. What a beautiful photo dear Margie, A stunning view! and a beautiful poem to go with it!

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    1. Your kind words mean so much,thank you dear summer!

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  19. What wonderful words that capture something beautiful and fleeting as a single day... The place in the photograph looks like an amazing place.

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    1. Lisa, I so loved the words you shared here!
      You really made me smile ...thank you dear!

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  20. Many thanks to all of you that dropped by and left a comment!
    I truly appreciate all of you that took the time!

    I shall reply later in the week to each one of you!

    Hope you are all having the most wonderful week :)

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

-Ruth Ann Schabacker