12.07.2011

simple gifts

like passing by
on a snowy evening
or treading on dreams,
you floated my way,
itinerant and free.
crouching indian-style,
the earth at your ear,
you presented your gifts.
pajama-clad, i mirrored you
and received your bounty:
a torrent of words to follow.

(Hat tip, of course, to gifts from Robert Frost and William Butler Yeats.)

17 comments:

  1. I really like the image of one giving gifts Indian style: freely given with respect. And receiving is as much an art as giving.

    Lovely piece, Marian.

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  2. "Itinerant and free." Beautiful words used here. A lovely poem, profound in its simplicity. (I know I say that a lot, but it's absolutely true. The best things are simply understood.

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  3. Beautifully written and clear-cut imagery.
    There's a story here.

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  4. There is an art to both giving and receiving. I liked this poem very much.

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  5. There's an intimacy to this that is beyond description. I loved the feel of every word.

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  6. You received the gifts and have given back as well. Beautifully penned.

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  7. yes, yes, a nice nod to two of my favorites.

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  8. A gift to treasure and receive in bounty...lovely write ~

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  9. I love earth at your ear, so beautiful!
    You did receive the gift! Thank you for sharing it with us :D

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  10. aw, but thank you, ella, for the very lovely prompt.
    and thank you friends, for lovely words about my poem.

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  11. Thank you for mentioning the Frost and Yeats. I didn't notice it before, but it blends in beautifully.

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  12. i meant to attribute it when i posted it but forgot :)
    thank YOU for coming back to read a second time!! xo

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  13. Guess I'm one of your stalkers... LOL

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