November 17, 2012 § 21 Comments
What are the words that might capture the brilliance of this morning? If they exist, who could find them?
I experience first the air. Crisp air that fills my body with its energy as I breathe it in.
The white heavy dew lying across the fields. The trees, stark and strong against the sky, standing mostly denuded but with a few clinging leaves that the emerging sun lights up like golden lanterns.
Closing my eyes, I feel the stillness, the quiet- and then a light wind across my face.
And that sky. A blue that the greatest artists could never recreate. Existing above and around me, going on and on, with a beauty that I cannot possibly describe.
In this place and in this moment, I think- who could doubt the magic and wonder of existence? What gift greater than just to be here, now?
But then for a moment, it feels like too much, more than I can bear. So I breathe- I return to myself- and I know once again.
Not too much. It is all just right.
You paint a wonderful picture with your words.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
I’ve mentioned how inspirational you are on my blog. Just want to say thank you, for your beautiful posts.
You write very beautifully. Scrolling through your blog this morning has left me quite inspired. Thank you very much for sharing.
The ending leaves me curious and pondering, in a good way. 🙂
I loved it Thomas, to the core!!
I love the unexpected ending of this poem.
I do not think of myself as a poet- certainly not in the way that you craft your poetry. But I do care a lot about the words, the rhythm, and the sound of the writing. So, again, thanks for the compliment of the read and the message.
My favorite part is that nip in the air… I was heading out for my AM coffee, stopped to read this, figured I’d check something… yep *really* close to this place.
Good one again Tom, could feel it – checked it (’cause had the chance & thought it might be fun), real… right down to the details. Good one.
What a beautiful moment! A special way to begin your day. Your words are beautiful Tom, thank you for sharing. Nature is truly magical.
Nature to me is a great teacher, muse, the expression of the wholeness of existence. Magic, yes.
You are so kind, again, Anne.
Tom, your beautiful post reminds me of this poem:
“You lethargic, waiting upon me,
waiting for the fire and I
attendant upon you, shaken by your beauty
Shaken by your beauty
~William Carlos Williams
Yes, sometimes the beauty shakes me- almost too much. But to be shaken in this way is to know you are alive and aware, present in your moment.
Thank you, Dave, for sharing that poetic masterpiece.
This is beautiful Tom…. I love this line, “, I think- who could doubt the magic and wonder of existence? What gift greater than just to be here, now?” It almost overwhelming at times ~ but as you say … exactly as it should be… and “all just right” ~ Lovely sentiments for Saturday morning…. Much Love and Blessings, RL
I’m sitting in the kitchen- sun streaming in- just back from walk in the woods with Sammie- and reading your message. What could possibly be more wonderful than this moment?
Yes. Thank you, as always, for the Light you are allowing through…
I am feeling each moment- and the light.
I love this. The morning is windy here. The sky is gray and it threatens rain. I still do as you do, marvel at the miracle of existence and feel blessed. 🙂
Gray or blue sky- still miraculous.
Hope you’re enjoying each precious moment.