Friday, March 20, 2009

I Come From for Sunday Scribblings

I Come From…

I come from words
like love
that jumped
from my dad’s eyes
to my mom’s,

and integrity
that was woven
into my character
the way
my mom pulls yarn
through her cross-stitch
projects.

I come from the garden
of kindness
and caring.

I come from words
like seeds
and grow
in the paragraphs
of life.

28 comments:

Lucy said...

now THIS is what I WISH I could have written!! you know JUST how to put words perfectly and beautifully down! have a great weekend Linda! :))

TJ said...

Oh we was thinking much alike.
I get this!
good job..TJ
http://tjexpressionsblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-came-from.html

Pretty Me!! said...

so very wonderful !!

anthonynorth said...

This was beautifully done.

GreenishLady said...

Yes, Anthony said it... Beautifully done. I loved this piece.

Understanding Alice said...

I agree with eveyone else, this IS good :) for a change, i was inspired poem wise too.


http://whereangelswatch.blogspot.com/2009/03/155-i-come-from.html

Cynthia said...

Lovely, the way you've written this
legacy of love and words. I too
come from these words. Thank you,
Linda.

floreta said...

simply beautiful! this is one of my favorite poems from you! and i can also remember the one about teaching a kid who started acting out as being quite good..

i love how you say you come from words.. and paragraphs! luscious!

SweetTalkingGuy said...

I love the way you say you grow in the paragraphs of life...

Tumblewords: said...

Very nice! Growing in the paragraphs is a fine way to move along!

Jeeves said...

I grow into paragraph's beautiful, stories half told, many untold and told.

Lovely one here.

susan said...

Very nice take on the prompt. Thanks.

Giggles said...

You always nail it, in so few words. A beautiful love story that produced an amazing poet!

Hugs Giggles

sister AE said...

Linda, this is just beautiful. It hooked me in from the first line and drew me in. It left me smiling.

linda may said...

very Very well said, and what a lovely way to see the prompt.

myrtle beached whale said...

Wow, very beautiful tribute and explanation of why you are an English teacher in the last stanza. Thanks for your kind comments. I know that my writing is undisciplined and lacks polish. It means a lot that you would give me a passing grade.

Mary said...

Wow, you expressed so beautifully in a short poem what I couldn't verbalize in 1000 words.

Fabulous.

b said...

Well put. We all know that we are not made of cells and genes so much as we are made up of experiences and gardens. Loved it!

b

tricia stirling said...

gorgeous, i love that you come from words
like love
!

Jack Webb said...

I'm glad I got to read this poem. To me this is true poetry. every stanza a gem.

danni said...

what a delicious thing to come from love that jumped from your dad's eyes to your mom's --- beautifully put and soooo original!!!!!

Jay said...

I do like this one - especially 'integrity ... woven into my character the way my mom pulls yarn through her cross-stitch projects'.

Tammy said...

Original and beautiful. That first stanza was awesome!

Marguerite said...

Very nice! I think my favorite is your description of integrity begin woven into your character the way your mom pulls yarn through her cross-stitch projects. Beautifully written.

Fledgling Poet said...

This was so beautiful...it moved me deeply. The simple ways you described where you came from gave it that much more power.

Gilson said...

Your choice of words is dashing! Thank for this poem, it is very beautiful!!!

Bee Bee said...

sweet poem. Liked the first stanza - gives a cosy feeling.

Latree@Dandelion said...

thought of it but couldn't say it. you did great!

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