Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday Poem - Don't Wait for Something Beautiful to Find You

Go out into the weather-beaten world
where straw men lean on frozen fields
and find the cardinal's scarlet flash of wing,
a winter heart, a feathered hope.

Without a camera or a memory,
we travel these old country roads,
turn corners like the pages of a book,
enchanted by the ordinary life

of fields and rocks and woods,
of small wild creatures stirring in the brush.
We take home pockets full of myths
and wonders seldom seen.

We will not give up easily,
Across the breakfast table
in our precarious nest,
we make those promises keep on going

that no one ever keeps.  And yet...
there is the cardinal again,
a finial on our old gray fence.
Red is for Valentines.

Dolores Stewart

This morning's poem is reprinted with permission from Dolores Stewart's gorgeous volume of poetry, The Nature of Things.


Tabor said...

All very restorative and true...except for not taking the camera, my addiction in old age.

Kay G. said...

Lovely poem, thank you.

Unknown said...

Did you hear there's a 12 word phrase you can say to your man... that will induce intense feelings of love and instinctual appeal for you buried within his heart?

Because hidden in these 12 words is a "secret signal" that triggers a man's impulse to love, look after and protect you with all his heart...

12 Words Who Fuel A Man's Love Instinct

This impulse is so built-in to a man's brain that it will drive him to work harder than before to love and admire you.

Matter-of-fact, triggering this mighty impulse is so essential to achieving the best possible relationship with your man that as soon as you send your man one of these "Secret Signals"...

...You'll soon notice him expose his mind and soul for you in such a way he's never experienced before and he will distinguish you as the one and only woman in the galaxy who has ever truly tempted him.