Friday, November 21, 2008

Things I'm Grateful For

Cold dark sky and a shooting star
Clean water, clear air, a warm winter coat
Frost-fern feathers on the roof of my car
Fair, free elections and the right to vote
Evergreen forests and the endless sage
Amber-bright leaves on the highway's edge
Words from God on a printed page
Silver-stranded cobwebs in the holly hedge
Salt ocean rolling on the long, long strand
Wind in the wires on a city street
Unpolished agates in the hollow of my hand
Heat in the house and a dog at my feet
Love burning bright on the hearth of my heart
Eyes to see and a hand for art.

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Linda Jacobs said...

Wonderfully simple things made shiny and glowing by your words!

Cloudscome said...

Reading your poem makes me very grateful for all these things too. I really love the last four lines especially.

Neilina said...

It is just a refreshing poem, the words filled my heart with happiness.

Granny Smith said...

You captured my heart from that "cold dark sky and a shooting star" of this expressive sonnet to the final lines. I like the way you interwove your subjective feelings with the external images and the purely natural scenes with "wind in the wires on a city street".

tumblewords said...

Lovely poem full of grateful!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I loved the line about the hearth of your heart. I tried a sonnet myself the other day, but I usually write much more simple stuff, usually a bit odd.

Thanks For 2 Day said...

I love the beautiful imagery presented here! Just the right choice of words to paint lovely pictures of gratefulness!!! Jan