12.22.2010

small moments matter

Maybe it's the approaching holidays, or the wistful brevity of daylight, but I am feeling the strong desire to focus inward, on kids, family, light, love, all that. All the good. Here is a poem I wrote a while back for my friend Nichole, as part of her Small Moments Mondays series. I wanted to see it again, to feel it again. So here it is. It's called Small Moments.
regular worries
time well spent
effort expended
are we bright enough
are we bold enough


money
money
money


you say people are horrible
you live in darkness
for me
racing thoughts
fleeting anxieties


give way to small moments
sweetness and light
half full


our daily soundtrack
humming
beeping
chirping
whistling


(an inappropriate tune)

paper dolls meet scenery
with a happy song
fight song
victory song


living in an art house

(never stop drawing)

big words
big ideas
big plans


kiss me
kiss kirby
kiss yoshi
kiss purple lamby
kiss me


butterfly kiss
eskimo kiss
forever kiss
crinkled nose
kisses


window silhouettes

(see me)

sharing words
reading aloud
snuggle up
my face entangled
in whisper fine hair
lulled by sweetness
dozing off


you arouse me
urgently
your hair in my eyes
i embrace you
hazy dream


wakened
little voices
and it begins again


hurt one cries
mama I liked you holding me


you say people are horrible
you dwell in darkness


from my place of light
i can be strong enough
strong for her
strong for them
for you
for us.

14 comments:

  1. I loved it at Nichole's. I love it here. And you do indeed dwell in a place of light, my dear friend.

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  2. thank you, loves.
    Merry Christmas to my love CDG and to you too, my new friend!

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  3. such a perfect read for my state of mind right now :)
    I want to bundle up in it!

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  4. maybe you can understand why i posted it in this small moment.
    love you, Rene. xoxo

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  5. "and it begins again

    hurt one cries
    mama I liked you holding me"
    love this.
    love picturing this whole thing.

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  6. i wrote this right after my little one broke her arm.
    thanks for loving.

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  7. A little bit of love was left for you...

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  8. well, hello there, kate. that right there is a very nice thing.
    you can stay. please come back. xoxo

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  9. these are some fantastic snapshots of the married life. well done. thanks for sharing.

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  10. Married, With Children.
    thanks, southern guy. and xo to you.

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  12. Brilliant .. Natural thought.. good flow too :)

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  13. thank you! natural, that's what i'm going for.

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