Friday, November 21, 2008

Grateful for Sunday Scribblings

I'm Grafeful For

The pink baby blanket
clouds behind the black
skeleton of trees

that I see outside
my living room window
right now.

Decent grades for my
lower level class
on their spelling

quiz today with only
one student spelling
“grateful” wrong.

(Parentheses of alone time)

The glass of merlot
that sits next to me:
liquid garnet.

The quiet, like a sauna,
that surrounds me
as I write this poem.

(Alone time)

The warm fleece that is family.
The umbrella of friends.
The heartbeat of books.

Pats on the back
from bloggers.
And at the end of the day

the sound of my husband’s
diesel engine pulling
into the driveway.


"Sunshine" said...


Marja said...

Great things to be grateful for captured in beautiful words

Stan ski said...

Gratitude where it counts most.

Lucy said...

it's those simple, little things that we all should be so thankful for. Nice job once again Lyn! :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

'Liquid garnet' 'warm fleece of family' .....sometimes mere phrases are entire poems.

anthonynorth said...

Lots to be grateful for there. And some lovely words.

linda may said...

This is lovely other Linda, the little things that flavor our lives.

Anonymous said...

This is such a gorgeous poem! The simple things we should all be grateful for.

BJ Roan said...

This is the perfect description of grateful. I loved it.

Sweet Talking Guy.. said...

Hi Linda, here's another pat on the back. Nice Poem!

tumblewords said...

What beautiful phrasing for wonderful 'gratitudes'. Nice work!

Beth said...

I really liked how your poem is grounded in everyday life and how it reveals so much that we all have to be grateful for. Your poem shows such a love of nature. And I loved the links to your other blogs, especially NOVL ADVNTURS. Wow! And thank you for visitng.

Devil Mood said...

This is all so wonderful but I was especially captivated by the parenthesis of alone time. :) That's essential to me.

Rambler said...

"The warm fleece that is family.
The umbrella of friends.
The heartbeat of books."


J at said...

Lovely poem, and much to be grateful for. :)

Alisa said...

A delicious little poem. I could see you sitting there so peaceful with a glass of wine, even as I felt a little jealous of your ‘alone time’. Well done!

Anonymous said...

I loved your wonderufl phrases...'liquid garnet'- I shall think of it that way each time I have a glass of merlot now!

I really enjoyed this..especially the last line; a lovely ending!


Patois said...

Very lovely, and with a happy ending each day.

Anonymous said...

You sound really contented! What a lovely piece.

Tammy said...

You can turn an ordinary day and make it extraordinary with poetry. "The warm fleece that is family." Perfect!

Lilly said...

I love the idea of liquid garnet.

present said...

The gratitude felt in everyday things... sounds (and silence), relief, support, pleasure and the comfort of the familiar.
A very peacful piece.

Mary said...

That's fabulous! I love the way it's written. I am grateful for (alone time) as well!

*~sis~* said...

"the warm fleece that is family" - this is a wonderful line!! i KNOW that feeling....great poem! :)

niyo said...

i don't know much about poetry but i really liked the images you used. and the way you described them.. poetic indeed. like some other bloggers have pointed out. very simple poem. i love simplicity :)

Neilina said...

Very Nice! Loved it!

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Hi Linda,
I enjoyed your poem! Happy Thanksgiving! Jan

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