Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Whirl

I think I've chosen
my word for the new year.

It's been slipping softly
into my thoughts

for the last few weeks
tinting each day with smiles.

I thought it would blast
into my life and slap me

in the face with its importance
while shouting how integral

it would be to how I live.
But, no, it was just a tiny

tincture dropped into my daily
living where it spread

into every crevice until
it became a map

to the answer of why
I've been so glum.

At the beach I found
a white feather by chance

and wrote my word
in the sand making

it official. Then, I took
a picture of it. Now,

it's mine. When I write
I synchronize the ups

and downs creating
balance so I don't tip

over into self-loathing.
Today, I'll print

my word, frame it,
and place it on my desk.

It will sit there
a quiet sunrise.


brenda w said...

This is lovely, Linda. The white feather stands out as an omen of hope for a balanced year.

De Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) said...

I love this. I choose a word each year, too. I'm enamored of the fact that you don't reveal's yours, written in sand, and on heartstrings. Just beautiful, Linda.

annell said...

I will write mine in the sand as well. Wonderful write!

flaubert said...

Love the enigma you have created here, Linda. I love the thought of choosing a word for the new year, I must give this some thought. Happy New Year.


Robyn Greenhouse said...

I like the idea of the word as a "quiet sunrise" giving hope to each new day of the year.

oldegg said...

I really enjoyed reading this. Although peeved you didn't reveal it, I do understand it is yours alone.

Sabra Bowers said...

Lovely poem. Glad your word gives you a quiet sunrise.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

That's beautiful. At lots of levels.

Jae Rose said...

Such a fine tumble of words..the white feather almost a physical representation of that magical word..delicate..strong..found..and am very glad the word is just for you too..

humbird said...

'tinting each day with smiles.' ~ love it. Words of affirmation - what can be better! ~ Happy New Year!

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