Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Prayer








The Morgue File
Painted Background 502
by Natureworks



i found thanks on the hardwoods
beneath my feet
their cracks
a fulfillment
of the generations
whose sloughing dreams
fell through their open eyes
into my cupped hands.



a small piece of thanks on this holiday weekend. I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday.

Copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015

Posted for Poets United


20 comments:

  1. A beautiful poem in spirit of the holiday weekend :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. It feels good to be in this space Sanaa--thank you!

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  2. Oh those sloughing dreams falling into our cupped hands from those now gone....this is really beautiful, Audrey!

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  3. Beautiful Audrey...so much to give thanks for.

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  4. There is something so special about the hardwood floors... wonderful

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  5. their cracks
    a fulfillment
    of the generations

    There are tell-tale signs that give indications of what things had happened before. Taking the cracks as an example is clever. Short but incisive Audrey!

    Hank

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  6. This is lovely poem ..perhaps new dreams can be found in the cracks as we give thanks...

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  7. Lovely, Audrey. Those dreams falling into your cupped hands is so very poignant! I do hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving.

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  8. This is a poignant and tender expression of gratitude. It is amazing when we stop to take in our world - the layers of life, that are there before us.

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  9. this is so prayerful...i specially love the cupped hand expression...

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  10. Holiday celebration always bring back memories of the past and of those who are no longer with us. Your words have such feeling.

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  11. there's beauty in hardwood floors. each tile, each line and grain, could have a story to tell.
    your poem is really exquisite.

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  12. Very cool poem! I really enjoy this style. I'll check out the song you mentioned today. Keep singing!

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  13. I suppose we all hold out our hand and catch the dreams sloughed upon us (great line)..sometimes that is good..sometimes not so but perhaps always necessary in order to form our own dreams

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  14. It's wonderful and important to feel the connection with our ancestors...hope you enjoyed the holiday, greeting!

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  15. It is wonderful when those good things land in our cupped hands. Really enjoyed this piece, Audrey. Hope had a lovely holiday!

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