Saturday, December 10, 2016

Winter 2016



I put on the day 
like a prayer shawl
and count my beads
of gratitude.





It is Christmas time at the farm, and we have some  snow happening, draping the world in beauty. Gifts are stacked, waiting to be given, and the lights are making everything cheerful.

In times like these, when the big picture is frightening, it is comforting to draw our simple domestic pleasures around ourselves, love our animals, who know the secret of life better than we do, and hope and strive for better times.





One from 2012, my friends,  shared with the Poetry Pantry at Poets United.



14 comments:

  1. How lovely. That is enough for a heart of peace.

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  2. Beautifully said, Sherry – both the perfect poem and the pose reflections.

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  3. I like the peaceful feeling your poem gives me, Sherry. We do need to enjoy EACH day, and to remember to be grateful for all that we have. Warm wishes to you this cold weekend, Sherry.

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  4. Beautiful... your poems always remind me how I must love this life and this world I live in, thanks so much!

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  5. How lovely! You have said it beautifully! :)

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  6. I love the idea of a prayer shawl - to keep us warm, hopeful and shining :-) much light to you Sherry xo

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  7. Always a virtue to acknowledge blessings extended to us!

    Hank

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ❤️

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  9. enough syllables for a four line haiku, with such an endearing and inspiring statement, What's not to love about this perfect poem

    much love...

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  10. It seems we both have winter on the mind. It is good to count the beads of gratitude.

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  11. Love, love, love.This is truly beautiful, Sherry, both poem and prose.

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