Saturday, May 9, 2015

Spring's blessings

cherry blooms in pink
rain-scented, suckling soil's deepest light        
I'm carried away to sky

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Today when the trees pink & rise 
     with spring's first step
Today when afternoon sun flirts  
     with the lilac & lemon tulips          
Today when the hawk catches the tail
     wind of rain-clouds
Today when someone I love is slowly dying 
    and when someone I don't know is dying
Today when someone steps away from the past
    and opens the door to a new journey
When the oranges ripen, fragrant 
    as long stem roses in a green vase   
Let the beauty of this day come inside
    resting its head on your chest 
As a child with a mother does, as they silently 
    watch the robins weave their nests-
Let its fierceness and tenderness hold you
Let its vastness be undisguised in all your days    

*Lines inspired by Jane Hirsfield, A blessing for the Wedding 


Grace @ Everyday Amazing

Posted for Imaginary Garden for Real Toads - Featuring Jane Hirshfield
and Poets United ~ I am on a semi-blogger break as we are preparing for the wedding of my eldest son this month ~  Wishing you happy spring in my part of the world ~  
And Happy Mother's Day to all ~

53 comments:

  1. I know ... smiles ... cuz the red winged black birds have returned ... so spring is definitely here ... and i'm alright ...u alright too? Love, cat.

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  2. The wedding will be wonderful, Grace. Such a happy hopeful time. Your poem is especially lovely. the oranges, the roses, the beauty of this day.

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  3. love the thought of the beauty of the days resting its head on your chest - such a peaceful feeling

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  4. congratulations! wow, that's so cool. ~

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  5. What a wonderful poem weaving the joy and sadness into one, so apt for the season..

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  6. Lovely poem, dear Grace!
    Wish you happy days....

    Hugs
    JetteMajken

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  7. I love this every bit as much as the source poem.

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  8. Just beautiful Grace!
    Congrats!
    Happy mother's day dear!

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  9. Just beautiful Grace!
    Congrats!
    Happy mother's day dear!

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  10. That was an interesting read, best wishes!

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  11. Such a gorgeous poem..! Congratulations on your son's wedding :D
    You must be so proud! Wishing you a very happy mother's day :D
    Lots of love
    xoxo

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  12. very very touching. life seems so juxtaposed like this. we want to understand all the intertwined nuances of it but always fall short of understanding. this was very nice. feliz dia de mamasita !

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  13. This is one of my favorite poems of yours, Grace. So much takes place each 'today' of our life...and your poem reminds us to think about and appreciate what 'is.' I am sure your son's wedding will be a wonderful occasion.

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  14. Beauty and happiness in galore :)

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  15. A celebration of life - your poem has it. The beauty of life is not only in the positive but as well on the not-so-positive aspects.

    Congrats on your son's wedding, Grace. I know you must be very busy :) Cheers!

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  16. A great one indeed. Hope you have a happy mother's day and the wedding goes off without a hitch

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  17. Let the beauty of this day come inside
    resting its head on your chest
    As a child with a mother does, as they silently
    watch the robins weave their nests-

    Breath-takingly beautiful image.

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  18. This is beautiful writing, Grace. I especially like how the descriptive details set up the elegiac feel and tone of the more personal lines. Thanks for the challenge!

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  19. luv luv luv this

    "Today when afternoon sun flirts
    with the lilac & lemon tulips"

    much love...

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  20. A beautiful poem, Grace--just terrific and a great challenge. Thanks.

    (And congrats.) My daughter also getting married soon--a lot to do. K.

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  21. I specially love trees pinking and rising with Spring's first step...so beautiful just in tune with your coming occasion...hope the wedding will be wonderful by God's grace...

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  22. Beautiful words Grace, just beautiful.
    Anna :o]

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  23. Beautiful words for this beautiful day. Happy Mother's Day.

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  24. for me cherry blossoms always shout hope - so much beauty to take in - it is tough to see someone you love slowly dying... all the difficult things and the beautiful things seem to be interwoven... even more in spring

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  26. Oh when we can....'Let the beauty of this day come inside
    resting its head on your chest '.....we have bliss, peace. Beautiful words Grace!

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  27. This is lovely. Poetry that is life affirming and compassionate is so uplifting - it can really brighten the day. A wonderful post!

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  28. Gorgeous!

    I especially like "suckling soil's deepest light," "when the trees pink & rise," "lilac & lemon tulips," and "when someone I love is slowly dying."

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  29. I will take this "today" and gladly--I've been thirsty for a Grace poem! Being lifted with petal to sky is gorgeous. My favorite though is the oranges' fragrance as amazing as long stemmed roses! Everything is a gift leading to the nest. Happy Mother's Day.

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  30. This is wonderful Mother's Day poem, Susan. From my point of view, there is a day when those head on the chest loving motions change to a standing hug. It's just as welcome.
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  31. beautiful, Grace!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  32. Beautiful ❤️ Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  33. I was about to quote the same portion as Debi. I really love the this poem....you brought out fierceness and tenderness so powerfully in your examples. Thank you for the challenge, Grace!! :)

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  34. Nice pairing! The haiku is strong Grace!

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  35. This is just glorious: "Let the beauty of this day come inside
    resting its head on your chest"---what a compelling suggestion, if only we would slow down enough to do just that!

    Congratulations on your son's upcoming marriage.....wishing you all the best as you prepare for the wedding.

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  36. Love this intro with haiku and words ' suckling soil's deepest light' connecting with mother and child and beauty of the day, - real Blessings!

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  37. The beauty of spring weaved into a personal moment...so beautiful

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  38. The most magical things are best shared with the ones we love :)

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  39. Great poems I really like the idea in the second.

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  40. I love the gentle repetition here. Beautiful.

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  41. All the best to your son on his wedding. That is a big step for your family. Spring is a time of renewal, but even renewal has its flip side. The fierceness and the tenderness -- often it is all wrapped into one.

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  42. Let the beauty of this day come inside... I love it.

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  43. Hope all is well in your world, Grace. Spring has sprung and summer is now in our sights!

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  44. What a beautiful collection of words....slowly dying...still the world is giving her gifts...

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  45. Well crafted poem with so much beauty and meaning. A man stepping from the past and starting a new journey is something to ponder about when spring brings new life and hope.

    I was distressed to read that some one you know is dying and some one you don't know is dying because death is common factor in all seasons. What ever the season people have to die.

    But a child with a mother watching the robins weave a nest is a sure sign continuity and hope.

    Life is certainly filled with beauty, death and hope.

    Best wishes

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