Thursday, May 10, 2018

I AM TAKING ONLY ONE DRESS/dVerse

I AM TAKING ONLY ONE DRESS
I wanted to write about the trip 
but I couldn’t find the words 
for those places at once so 
peaceful and full of what was & wasn’t there.

I struggled to find the words
That eluded me earlier
Words that describe this peaceful place
Each word found then discarded

At last I have found the words
There is harmony 
Between people and animals
Tranquility in the living of life
All is quiet no harsh words spoken
There is order in the daily life

I will continue to travel
There are seven more islands
That I will visit
My journey is mapped and ready
I am only taking one dress

May 10, 2018



The opening line (Which is the first stanza.) is from, il cuore: the heart, Kathleen Fraser.  It is on the 111pg. and is the 5thsentence.

The closing line is on the back of Poetry, May 2018, Chase Berggrun.


7 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Travel lightly, with an open heart, and you will need no more, my friend. I love this poem!

Frank Hubeny said...

Nice line: "All is quiet no harsh words spoken"

brudberg said...

I love the place this brought you and us.

Amaya Engleking said...

There is an airy sense of freedom with the declaration of taking only one dress. When you travel light, you've license to flight:)

Lona Gynt said...

Thought provoking to imagine a place "full of what was & wasn't there." You discarded words like you shelves dresses, left only what was necessary and gorgeous.

Old Egg said...

Happiness is often found in the most unlikely places, at little cost, when you really are yourself. Pity so few of us have found this out. Glad you have Annell.

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

Ah to travel light --- to understand there is little we truly need in life. That is the place to be!