Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The gift




When first light of dawn
Pinks the lotus blossoming
Above muddy waters
Leaves swaddled in dew, open
     I rise, gifted with new eyes    


Posted for Poetry Jam - Gifts
And Imaginary Garden for Real Toads - Poetry form:   Tanka

Happy to be done with studies and writing again ~  Smiles ~

40 comments:

  1. It would be a wonderful experience, I think, to be 'gifted' with new eyes and be able to really appreciate the beauty!

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    1. What a wonderful gift it would be ~ Thanks Mary ~

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  2. I like the idea of blossoming above muddy waters and of the 'new eyes' too.

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    1. That's a gift in itself ~ Thanks Gabriella ~

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  3. A lovely gift and a lovely poem Grace!

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  4. a gift perfect for a princess... wonderful poem Grace...

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  5. I love this form!! Your tanka is our beautiful gift.

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  6. ah, my comment was eaten. to wake with fresh eyes, daily... ~

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  7. It was ? That would be good, smiles ~

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  8. to be able to see past the 5 senses into the heart of creation and touch it is certainly wonderful. I love the expression and emotion in this.

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  9. So very lovely. Your words reminds me of spring! I am already, ready for spring can you tell?

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  10. Writing this as a Tanka seems to elevate the message, resonate more universally; really like the image you picked, and the message you wrote; very touching.

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  11. A gift that helps the spirit lift

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  12. hey welcome back! smiles...what a beautiful scene you set...and i like the turn to personal and it being you rising and opening....

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  13. Good to see you, Grace. I love the way you used pink in this.

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  14. There is always something very attractive in the ability to express yourself so simply yet powerfully. Lovely poem.

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  15. your eyes sharing the dawn's beginnings with the pink flower is once again captured 'simply' and 'grace-fully' with a few words, parsed

    Gracias Grace

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  16. welcome back ~ how serene are your words ~ the picture one begs us to go within as do your words Grace x

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  17. That last line - so beautiful! It made me catch my breath! Love how you found the beauty and gift in the simple act of opening our eyes!

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  18. What a wonderful way to wake up..and such a great tanka..

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  19. A beautiful scene and beautiful words...I am closing my eyes picturing it and it sounds amazing.

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  20. Beautiful clean, simple and meaningful

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  21. lovely poem- love the last line!

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  22. A lovely gem of a poem. Good to see you back again.

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  23. "New eyes" - that makes it beautiful :-)

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  24. what a treat to the eyes....great gift indeed :)

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  25. How wonderful it is to savor the joys of a new dawn! Nicely Grace!

    Hank

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  26. love it, both the poetical imagery and the visual illustration!

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  27. Beautiful scene and beautiful poem, a real gift:-)

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