Thursday, July 26, 2018

Puppy Dog Hearts and Hope


My friend Menina


I am made of puppy dog hearts
and soft silver moons,
blue skies and the song of the sea,
wrinkled dreams and
threadbare hope,
fatigue and
rich remembering.

I am made of ancestral stories
told by hearth fires,
ancient drumbeats, prophecy,
and visions of a
Rainbow Race, 
arising.

And i am made of
lost love and wolf howls,
tears and cackles,
forest wilderness
and birds singing
the morning in.

All of these songs
make their home in me.
I perch on the limb
of my inner tree
and sing them to you,
so you can see
how beautiful this life
has always been
to me.


I changed the last stanza of this older poem, and will share it with the Poetry Pantry at Poets United, where there is fine reading every Sunday morning.

29 comments:

  1. Sounds wonderful! What great things to be made of, and what a beautiful poem you made from them.

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  2. rich and comforting, as well as a song, of songs, an affirmation and triumphant reminder of joy ... in being. this is lovely Sherry!

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  3. You cast a net of wonder as you collected fragments of so, many soulful gems! This one is my new favorite~ Bravo

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  4. This is so lovely, Sherry! It really made me smile.

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  5. Oh, I love it, Sherry! I think you nailed it, girl!
    Love, K

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  6. That final verse is exquisite, a poem within a poem.

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  7. You really write beautifully about your dog love, Sherry.

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  8. I love the flow and beauty of this piece :-)

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  9. This is a dreamy poem, Sherry. I love the 'wrinkled dreams and threadbare hope ... and rich remembering'. It's a wonderful gift to have: '...ancestral stories told by hearth fires' - and hold on to 'lost love and wolf howls'!

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  10. I liked this, Sherry, especially your closing stanza.

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  11. AH, this is a beautiful song and having lived through it must have been wonderful for you. We are all made up of such fulfilling memories and dreams to some extent.
    -HA

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  12. This is so gorgeously written, Sherry!πŸ’ž Especially love; "And i am made of lost love and wolf howls, tears and cackles, forest wilderness and birds singing the morning in."πŸ’ž

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  13. I love your wonderful descriptive songs Sherry, drawn and painted from your lovely warm heart.
    How beautiful this world is if we only allow it, and how beautiful we can be too.
    Anna :o]

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  14. For all the ups and down of our lives what great memories we have of all the beautiful things we have seen and experienced in that time. Your love of the world, of wildlife and our canine friends will surely find you many a friend in heaven.

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  15. Sherry, some people never get to see their own inner self. Yet, alone of someone else.

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  16. There are so many songs in every human heart! Some are sad, some are joyful, some are bitter, and some are sweet. But all are worth singing, if only for a brief instant in time. Thank you, Sherry, for singing to us this morning. Heavenly!

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  17. Against a backdrop of so much global pain. This is a rainbow of joy
    Happy Sunday Sherry

    MuchπŸ’Ÿlove

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  18. Your world is full of beauty and that is the way it should be.Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  19. Yes, this is a wonderful poem!!

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  20. So many great pieces that build you Sherry... this is how you should have it.

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  21. No wonder I like you so much, my sweet Sherry! You are made of all my favorite things. Your song spreads and it's glorious, heart-warming in its humanity, empowering in the way it reflects the beauty of Nature, the love for all things...

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  22. I love this...you are made up of beautiful things.

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  23. Thank you, my friends.......I appreciate your kind words so much.

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  24. Oh...this is gorgeous. Love every part of it. πŸ˜€

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  25. This is sweet and lovely Sherry ...a reflection of your beautiful soul and journey of love! πŸ’

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  26. I love the way that you have worked a lovely (and very-much-YOU) cascade of images and impressions to affirm and articulate that, which is really very spiritual and (one might almost be tempted to say) indefinable. And yet you have defined 'how beautiful this life
    has always been to me' … and beautifully, at that. Wonderful writing on this, Sherry.

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  27. so you can see
    how beautiful this life
    has always been
    to me.

    Beautiful take Sherry. Always love a nice closing! It lifts up the spirits for the rest of the day!

    Hank

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  28. one must be thankful for what is given. this is a beautiful song you have written.

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  29. The idea of self perched on the limb of an inner tree proclaiming its joys is wonderful!

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