April 28, 2018
I awakened early,
and all seemed still asleep.
A cup of tea,
a wicker chair,
a sunporch just for me. . .
but I was not alone,
you, too, were there.
I hungered for your music,
heard when we’re alone.
You never disappoint!
I sipped and listened to the gentle breeze
the creaking of the porch door,
the singing of a bird high in the tree.
Soon I heard the tinkling of tiny tear drops
of moving water in the rivulet nearby
and they mirrored myown
tears of thankfulness and joy.
Soon the day would grow busy
and the gentle sounds of your gifts,
would be lost in the confusion
But in the din I will close my eyes
for just a moment
so that once more
I can hear your music.
It is well.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2018
December 1, 2017
The following quote may be true for some but not for me! Seeing and hearing and feeling the world as a poet is,for me, a HUGE blessing. FELLOW POETS, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
the toughest job
in the universe-
of turning silence
– Sanober Khan –
March 22, 2017
All too often I find this word to be avoided, to be considered negative, to be considered “here comes trouble!” My response to this truth was “here comes another positive word gone NEGATIVE, what a pity!”
I looked acceptance up in the dictionary and found that a primary defining word was “favor.” WOW!
The following blessing has been bestowed upon me many times, and I quote it from the BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER:
“The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon you with favor
and give you peace. AMEN“
My friends, acceptance is a REALLY BIG DEAL and I am sorry to say we as a culture are not very good at it. We need to do better!