Sunday, October 3, 2010

Traveling Light


Stardreamer,
cosmic voyager,
I travel light.
On the blue sky
and the morning star
I set my sights.

I surf the day
for windsong
and navigate
the sky.
All I need
is what life
gave me
to get me by.

In my kit bag
there are
midnight moons
and morning songs.
Where a thousand
sunlit seas
are, there
I belong.

There are
beaches
to infinity,
and far beyond.
In my world
is peace
and silence,
or my heart
absconds.

There is dreaming
and
there's what we do
to get us by.
So all I need
is a steady heart
and a clear sky.

I'm living
days of trial,
days of sorrow,
and days of ease.
Like the tall 
dancing trees,
I am shedding leaves.
My soul is past
its autumn.
The cold is near.
And everything
that ever was
has never been
more dear.

I'm a solitary vagabond
who never
leaves home,
on a journey
of the heart
I thought
I'd put into
a poem.

I set my course by
the Milky Way,
sprinkled with
cosmic dust.
In the beauty of
the universe
I place my trust.

I soar the days
with eagles
and at day's end,
there's a counting up
of blessings,
of grace,
of friends.

I'm in a little
acorn boat
and bobbing
on the wave.
In this life
I gave a lot.
I received
more than
I gave.

35 comments:

  1. This is my favoritist (lol) one. This bit is so beautiful:
    In my kit bag
    there are
    midnight moons
    and morning songs.
    Where a thousand
    sunlit seas
    are, there
    I belong.

    Beautiful xx

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  2. Some beautiful thoughts here...

    "I set my course by the Milky Way"

    "I soar the days
    with eagles."

    Love it!

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  3. you have very beautiful imaginations...
    lovely poem!

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  4. Sherry, your poem is beautiful. Almost like a meditation. Wonderful writing, the kind that one would like to read over and over. So peaceful.

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  5. Sherry I just love visiting and reading your poetry. It makes me feel so good.
    Thanks!
    Pamela

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  6. Thank you so much for comingto read and comment - it makes my day:) I am writing more because of all of you!

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  7. sherry... i wish i could give you a hug... a full life led and you can be counted amongst the most fortunate ones if you can write this at the end of day...

    beautiful feelings, thoughts and words...

    bravo!

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  8. Excellent post! The short lines created a wonderful flow! =)

    -Weasel

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  9. sherry, this is the kind of gratitude list that each one of us would love to have... a life well lived. what a heartwarming poem! {{{hugsss}}}

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  10. This is my kind of poem, Sherry, inspired by nature with a bit on magical realism thrown in. I love every word and line.

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  11. Sherry~ This is my favorite poem of yours. I love the line:
    In my kit bag
    there are
    midnight moons
    and morning songs.
    Where a thousand
    sunlit seas
    are, there
    I belong.

    It gave me goosebumps. :)

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  12. I love everything about this beautiful poem Sherry, from the perfect title to the last word...it captures the peace and beauty of your whole blog! :-)

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  13. Oh Sherry, So many beautiful lines and imagery in this!

    "I surf the day
    for windsong"

    and

    "Like the tall
    dancing trees,
    I am shedding leaves.
    My soul is past
    its autumn."

    Wow! just wonderful.

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  14. your soul may be past its autumn but your words burst forth like spring!

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  15. The beautiful journey of a lifetime. These are the words of a soul who has lived life to it's fullest and with no regrets. I am deeply honored to read these pure words from the heart.

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  16. Dear Sherry,
    I wish we can get Alan Rickman to read this poem of yours. It is a real masterpiece that the world needs to listen to and to appreciate the beauty of our planet.

    If only other people in addition to poets appreciate poetry like this, perhaps the world will be a much much better place!

    You have a beautiful mind.

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  17. Oh what lovely comments! Way to start my day! Thank you so much!

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  18. Sherry, i felt like I was dancing while I read this poem.
    Thank you for the uplifting experience.

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  19. You words always take my mind on a fantastic voyage...(^_^) Can't thank you enough :-)

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  20. Wonderful imagery and wordplay. I especially like:

    n my kit bag
    there are
    midnight moons
    and morning songs.

    Thanks for sharing this.

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  21. Eloquent lines. May favorite being, "Where a thousand
    sunlit seas
    are, there
    I belong."

    Exactly...
    Beautiful poem :)

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  22. nice. love your imagery...the little acorn noat at the end was a nice touch...this was a fun one to read...nice one shot!

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  23. Lovely Sherry, love the little acorn boat bobbing in the waves of life....enjoying the beauty of living....blessings..bkm

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  24. wow - this was lovely sherry - you travel light (i love to travel light as well) but you have such an equipment for your journey - and i love the last sentence - you received more than you gave..and i bet you gave a lot...loved this one, really did!

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  25. my favorite poem :) I passed your link to some beautiful women in my life that I know will love your work.

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  26. What a lovely song..it sings of so many beautiful things that make life so precious and acute. Those joys in life and nature that we travel through in our own tiny ships sailing out to a sea as yet undiscovered. Thanks, Gay @beachanny

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  27. Its beauty in simplicity.. and I liked it very much...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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  28. I need me a kit bag like that, Sherry! Wonderful One Shot!

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  29. Beautiful .I love the whole poem but the last stanza a little more..usually nobody thinks about what you gave the world and what the world returned..
    A very sweet song..

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  30. That was really pretty Sherry. Your simple rhymes lend a smile for images of a life led clear and true.

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  31. What a beautiful and uplifting poem...I loved this.

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  32. I am picturing you bobbing along in your acorn boat! Again I love visiting your blog! I like the inner peace conveyed in this one.

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  33. Lovely poem - all of it but this :
    I surf the day
    for windsong
    and navigate
    _ blew me away :)

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