Thursday, November 25, 2010


such a small word
to exchange for
the magnificence
of glittering pools of light that,
spilling through
all the mornings of my life,
stir me first to wakefulness,
and then to rapture,
at the illumined beauty
of the world;
of family, friends &
familiar places;
of tactile relationships &
flavors on the tongue;
of music to the ears &
flower scented air;
of being empty &
then being filled, full and
fully satisfied;
of being busy,
in work and in play,
then to stop for rest &
for the sleep that renews—
all of this in daily doses,
for a lifetime of wonder
this word so small, so humble,
is really all that can sound
from these lips,
awed by life’s beauty,
the so far & the more
I know is yet
to be revealed.

© 2010 by Elisabeth T. Eliassen

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