Her heart kissed joy—
she was not born
of hard work
and never would go far–
but sailed on stars
and heard them laugh
~in a brilliant champagne sky~
over the ocean’s voice
I ask you to linger,
a window in time–
and you smile in the soft night
while we dance through
a universe of always
I have so much to do, and I’ve been feeling so stressed, but look what the Oracle gave me today. This puente! I’m feeling better now.
That is a gift! It’s such a lovely effortless—sounding poem. I wonder who you are asking to linger? The dance through the universe is for all of us in the end, I hope.
Thank you very much–and it actually came without too much effort! She obviously wanted me to have this poem today. Oh, yes–the dance is for all of us. I was telling my mom about you yesterday, and how I was waiting for a transporter so I could pop in and see you and have a cup of tea and visit, and then pop back home. 🙂
I like that, the idea of a snippet of me being with your mother. There are snippets of you tucked around here too 🙂
Awwww. . .<3
Truly love this! 💕
Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words!
Happy to have discovered you! 🙂
Yes, this poem reads effortlessly. sails softly. I read it as if you were asking your mom to linger. Your stress I imagine is all of that plus having to work on your book. I’m glad the Oracle was kind to you today and we, your friends and readers, benefit from her kindness too 🙂
Aww–thank you so much, Marie. Yes, lots of stress, but the poem didn’t refer to anyone in particular. It’s open to interpretation. 🙂
Like you, I’m feeling stressed by my list to accomplish this weekend, Merril. After reading this beautiful poem, I’m much more relaxed and ready. Nicely done!
Thank you very much, Jill. I hope glad I could help you with a bit of stress-busting. 😉
The Oracle served you well Merril! It’s lovely!
Thank you very much, Susan!
My stars were laughing too. She knows what we need and just when. (K)
Yes, she does. I will go find yours. I didn’t have a chance yesterday.
Poem to release stress. Excellent on all counts.
Thank you, Frank. 🙂
Isn’t it wonderful what poetry gives to us?! Happy weekend leading up to Rosh Hashanah.
Thank you very much, Luanne! L’Shana Tova! I’ve been cooking and baking. 🙂
This is just so beautiful, Merril. Just what I needed to read.
Thank you very much, Dale!
It truly did speak to me.
Given your stress, I am so pleased that you could produce something that reflects the soft folds of her dress
Thank you very much, Derrick. The poem came first from the magnetic tiles of the poetry Oracle. I forgot to include the screen shot of the tiles. But after I finished, well, perhaps as I was finishing it, I thought of this painting.
This is a beautiful poem. I loved how your phrases sail effortlessly. Great writing style and imagery! You surely are a talented writer!🌸
Thank you very much for your kind words!