Monday, August 29, 2011

Prayer Beads

[image from google]

Small baby clouds
scattered across the heavens,
golden, smiling Buddha-sun
climbing up over the mountain -
even the traffic has fallen silent,
the better to appreciate
the loveliness of the morning,
as summer slowly tiptoes away.

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

20 comments:

  1. Sometimes we do tend to get so caught up with the rat race we forget to actually 'live' our days instead of 'survive' them.
    This is a lovely reminder to always stop and pause a while to count our many blessings. Lovely piece Sherry.

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  2. Being grateful for the small things creates a firm and lasting foundation. Thanks Sherry,

    Elizabeth

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  3. I like this so much. Beautiful!

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  4. There is always something to be grateful for, as you know. Even if, some days, it is quite a search.

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  5. Isn't gratitude a wonderful thing? Your words brought a smile of much depth to my face this morning. Thank you so!

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  6. beautiful poem.especially the last stanza.there's something wordsworthian about your poetry.keep travelling...

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  7. This is an absolutely wonderful poem Sherry!! Thank you for your gentle spirit and for expressing it here with Prayer Beads.

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  8. Reading the poem and looking at the image, I noticed that the coiled beads represented a more interlinked synergy. And I loved the phrase 'beads of gratitude'.

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  9. Ah.. the last four lines.. that is the true gratitude.. for the day.. for the whole of everything.

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  10. Beautiful images of waning summer... I love love love the final stanza of this gorgeous poem.

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  11. I like this:

    "I put on this day
    like a prayer shawl"

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  12. I like the beads of gratitude... very nice ~

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  13. Us Catholic girls call them rosary beads. :-)

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  14. What a peaceful, grateful prayer of a poem :o)

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  15. Your lovely words Sherry remind me that I need to practice gratitude and be more aware than I have been.

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  16. Counting beads of gratitude....this is beautiful Sherry! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :-)

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  17. Why do your beads make me see Micky Mouse? LOL Still, a smile gives thanks, too...

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