Sunday, April 27, 2008

Painting a New Day

I came across this while I was perusing poetry - and I had to share. Sometimes life inspires one to write, to create. Other times, simply to sit back and enjoy the work and wisdom of others.

Awakening
By John McLeod

Awakening, dawn's chorus
Welcoming,
The day new, untouched
Waiting to be filled....

And will we paint a rainbow
With all its promise
Or dull the canvas
Sadly seen?

Each day brings its own colours
To be chosen, mixed,
Pigments of joy,
Happy moments,
Smiles and laughter....

And which will you choose?
For 'Life' is choice,
We are all painters
In our own way,
All needing to create
Something of worth,
Of lasting beauty,
Marking our journey....

Footprints in the sand....

The sky today is azure,
The sun warm and golden
A filigree of light and shadow-play
Through the gently swaying trees.

I clean my brushes,
Choose my palette
Of vibrant, living colours,
And begin to fill
Today's blank canvas

3 comments:

Train-This said...

Let's paint it a big bright yellow Marit! WOO HOO!

Eileen Swanson said...

Oooo, this is such a beautiful poem. Hope you are continuing to heal great and getting stronger each day.

Best wishes,
E

Brooke Myers said...

Beautiful poem... and where were you at the race.. I didn't get to meet you or see that big smile, it probably would have helped my run....hope you are doing great!