Saturday, January 11, 2014

You Tell Me






taking the long way around but coming back to words that want to sing….
love
kj

you tell me.
the shuffled whisk of approaching rain,
leaves lifting and swirling in slow motion wind,
how her chin lowers when your voice shakes,
waves thrashing your stones and worries and
pulling them to the sea, 
his tender heart searching futily until
it’s easier to look ahead than back,
savoring the near orgasmic center of the artichoke,
watching the fire crackles in the pitch of night; 

you: when destiny calls.
me: when happenstance delivers.

You tell me this is not the way miracles appear
and I will tell you
to look again.

12 comments:

  1. "Coincidence is when God chooses to act anonymously." ~ Anon.

    Great poem. Inspiring. Intriguing imagery.

    Blessing and Bear hugs from a snow-brained Bear.

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    1. That is a fine quote, mr bear!

      Btw normally I have snow when you have snow. This year, however, is subzero to 50 F in a day. And i 'm not grumping about 50 F although there is environmental reason to

      Stay cozy in your lovely house cave , my friend

      Love
      kj

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  2. Love it. Strong, earthy poem with vivid images. There's so much you can say in a poem, isn't there? The muse is really with you, my friend.

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    1. I'm beginning again, Kay . Your kind words are balm, thank you. Easier to write from highs and lows . I am learning middle ground so therein is a new challenge :-)

      Love
      kj

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  3. I guess that's what love is all about.

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    1. Rubeye, astute point :-)
      Love
      kj

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  4. you: when belief rises

    me: and collides with faith.

    This is how miracles rise.

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  5. I was feeling a little lost, and then when I reached the end, I broke into a huge smile!

    Smiling still : )

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    1. Aw thanks 8 ;-)
      Keep smiling tomorrow

      Love
      kj

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  6. I will tell you - that I believe, as you do, that miracles exist all around us - we sometimes just need to look for them closely.

    I have purloined the Buddha quote from your last post which accompanies your provocative words~

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    1. Purloin away, Amanda!

      Today I was thinking that there are no absolutes in miracles. I wonder what to make of that? :-)

      Love
      kj

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