Tuesday, June 27, 2017

a sunflower of blessings


early morning sun is a tapestry
of coral pink behind billowing clouds

     may you be nourished
     by raindrops and milkweed
     waltzing through air

     may you be gifted with newness-
     wings of dragonflies, starlight of fireflies
     and voracious appetite of caterpillars

i amble with robins & cardinals 
in the walk to park, too early for the crowd

     may you be serenaded by 
     gentle breeze on water lilies,
     hoots & buzzing of birds & bees

     may the words of healing
     settle on your tongue  
     & grow seeds of kindness  

i sit down on wooden bench
watching a family of ducks, serene by pond
      
     may your basket be light  
     overflowing with laughter
     and dewy sunflowers 

     may your every departure
     lead you to a great arrival 
     of yourself  
   
i cross a small wooden bridge over a creek
happy to find my way home

        


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub- Blessings Poetics hosted by Paul John Dear.  Join us when the prompt goes live by 3pm EST.  Thanks for your visit.  

30 comments:

  1. Superb...a poem full of blessings from a life and a poet full of the very same...I love this line

    may your every departure
    lead you to a great arrival
    of yourself

    Thanks Grace.

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  2. I love that nature is the star of this poem. The end was especially strong, to me. All these lines went so well together:
    "may your every departure
    lead you to a great arrival
    of yourself

    i cross a small wooden bridge over a creek
    happy to find my way home"

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  3. The voice of nature really ties this to a perfect blessing for me... I feel like I'm connected into nature with this... if we could have a moment just like this it would be perfect

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  4. Very lovely. I like the structure, the framing of the blessings, the contrast between here and now, and the slightly faerie nature of the blessings.

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  5. LOVE "milkweed waltzing through air"
    and this
    "may your every departure
    lead you to a great arrival
    of yourself "
    I am uplifted by your words. LOVELY!

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  6. What a wonderful title, Grace, and a beautiful early morning walk of blessings. I especially love the lines:
    'may you be nourished
    by raindrops and milkweed
    waltzing through air

    may you be gifted with newness-
    wings of dragonflies, starlight of fireflies
    and voracious appetite of caterpillars'

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  7. Nice sunflower blessings. I especially liked the departure leading to an arrival of oneself.

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  8. I love the voices and this is my favourite bit.."may the words of healing
    settle on your tongue
    & grow seeds of kindness"

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  9. What a beautiful blessing Grace, I especially love 'may your every departure
    lead you to a great arrival
    of yourself'

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  10. Gayle Walters RoseJune 27, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    I felt such ease is following along with you on your walk filled with blessings at every turn, Grace. Especially love the blessing of every departure leading to a great arrival...yes.

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  11. Nature sure has an ebb and flow as you watch before home you go.

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  12. You had me at /may you be gifted with newness/. Reading something as lovely & touching as this poem holds a mirror up to my habitual sarcasm, my muckraker mentality. Many of you found the gentleness, the honesty, the tenderness in the prompt; smile.

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  13. So beautiful, except for that voracious caterpillar, that is! Skillfully penned, as always!

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  14. Oh wow! This catapulted to the top of my favorites written by you, Grace. What wonderful blessing that are so available to us if we but pay attention. I like how you interspersed the blessings with narrative.

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  15. Thank you for bringing a wondrous walk alive for us to share in a moment.

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  16. may your every departure
    lead you to a great arrival
    of yourself ...............great! Beautiful poetry!

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  17. I can't improve on the comments above. I've a bag full of sunflower seeds ... come our spring in September/October into the ground they go!

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  18. I love "may your basket be light
    overflowing with laughter
    and dewy sunflowers"
    and enjoyed taking a nature walk with you, Grace.

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  19. For a moment I thought you said news wings of dragonflies??? Then I read it right. But then again, I would e better off getting the news from winged insects instead of flying monkeys, lol. It's a beautiful blessing! Thank you, much needed this day.

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  20. Very nice walk to the park, especially the "way home."

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  21. Nice poem, but I particularly like the way you've set the stanzas apart from each other.

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  22. I see a lot of my own thoughts in this poem. I'm with you in your order of priorities :)

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  23. The walk, echoed by the blessings is a unique take on the prompt! I appreciate your creativity.

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  24. The writing is beautiful. My senses were touched.

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  25. Grace, this is truly beautiful! Thank you so much for this, I loved it right from the "sunflower of blessings." <3

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  26. A walk in nature is a true blessing! This verse is especially delightful:

    may your basket be light
    overflowing with laughter
    and dewy sunflowers

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  27. Great leisurely outing, Grace! So peaceful when nature's pleasures are invoked!

    Hank

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  28. this is a beautiful montage of all the glorious free gifts in life.

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  29. Loved ... loved ... loved - the structure on this splendid work. Beautifully woven. A unique poetic vision that gentle rolls between the real and the envisioned, imbuing the piece with a lovely spirituality.

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