Sunday, March 20, 2016

Carol A. Hand

A beautiful first day of spring
Clear blue sky aglow from the rising sun
Turning bare tree branches golden
Cold sweet air filled with bird song

tree tops

Fully present in the beauty of this moment
I know it will pass too quickly
So many awake to other realities
For their sake and the earth
I wish we could simply learn to live in peace


Acknowledgement: I wish to thank David at Smilecalm for inspiring this reflection with his latest post. His lovely words and photos touched my heart with their wisdom, depth, and beauty. Chi miigwetch for sharing your gifts.


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14 thoughts on “Sunday, March 20, 2016

  1. Thanks, Carol. I, too, wish we could all live in peace.

    Here in West Los Angeles, Southern California, the sky is overcast with a blanket of sorrow. The leaves of the palm trees are still and limp, preparing for the worse.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your powerful observations and compelling poetry, Rosaliene. I’ve realized that even in moments of peace and beauty, there’s a sense of deep sadness. Moments of reprieve from cruelty and suffering in the world are fleeting, fragile, unavailable to many, and ever threatened for all. Still, I try to celebrate and share those moments when I can, in part so I can remember other times when “the sky is overcast with a blanket of sorrow.”

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