Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Whirligig/ 14 Carat Day

14 Carat Day

today is a special day       as is every day           but today is circled on the calendar

plans were made sometime ago                    today we lay before you

for you to see       what has long been sleeping inside of us          now on the outside

we made them visible by the sequencing of the paint     we hope you will find them nifty

if we look back                 we see all the events                    that have led up to this day

a golden chain            everything connected                         that day last summer

we met by the river              the sun was warm on the skin                         we separated

going our own way             on different sides of the bridge                 we picked our spot

we wore sun hats               we sketched until it was late          we ate cherries for a snack

soon enough it was hot                                        we looked for shade

we were beginning to boil in the hot sun                        too much for our lily white skin

there were other experiences        we painted             it was a 14 carat day

one of many in the chain                that led to this day                                   we'll pause

we'll wear our best shoes                we'll take a look                   we have invited you to see

today is a 14 carat day

May 29, 2015




5 comments:

  1. Brilliant, and truly magical. I felt the emotions weaving through, so vividly. Well done!

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  2. What a wonderful invitation that is...this poem shines like the brightest iof diamonds xo

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  3. Love the imagery here...a 14 carat day :-)

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  4. Wonderful, the remembering of the day of sketching and cherries, and the more recent day when all the artists spread out their work for all to enjoy. Lovely......

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