"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Between I Must And Perhaps


Sunday snuggles into the space
between I must and perhaps
to whisper, “Do as you wish.”

My hands release their
clutch on routine to reach
for sunlight with open palms.

I listen to rest sing its hymn
and with head bowed I lift
a candle prayer of thanksgiving

to wind, earth, and sky
for their brush strokes of life
painted on the walls of my serenity.

©Susie Clevenger 2014



 At Real Toads Kenia Cris has us writing about Sunday. The photos were taken at Woodward Park in Tulsa, OK. Every year when I lived in the Tulsa area I would go to the park when the Azalea's were in bloom. Artists would be there with paint and brushes to capture the beauty...The artist here isn't me. I haven't the talent. :)

14 comments :

humbird said...

So wonderfully...and you're the artist? wow! So beautiful the picture and the flowers too.

gillena cox said...

i luv the reverence attached to your Sunday; and your poem also suits my Sunday savvy meme, so please drop in

have a nice Sunday


oh, and please share at my blog on Tuesday 22nd April - 'Earth Day' and Thursday April 24th - 'A Poem In Your Pocket Day'

much love…

Björn said...

To spend your sundays in the park among the azaleas.. what could be better... I did that during one part of my life.

Fireblossom said...

^^^love people who obviously haven't read the post.

That's the beauty of Sunday, in the doing as we wish, instead of as we must. Hooray for Sunday!

Kenia Cris said...

On the contrary, you are an artist, your just use words to paint your images. This is beautiful. :)

Thanks for writing to my challenge.

Kiss. <3

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Susie, your words give such a sense of peace. :)

Thinking said...

hmm...I wish I was there too...am not artist too...but I think I can remember good stuff...scenery is my passion...nice poem as usual.

ayala said...

Yes, the beauty of Sunday is to do as you wish :)

Mama Zen said...

This is incredibly beautiful!

manicddaily said...

Sounds pretty great! And you describe it with great joy. k.

Sumana Roy said...

i have an ear for that whisper.. :)...and the lines of gratitude exude tranquility and fills the mind...beautifully done Susie..

Kerry O'Connor said...

What a glorious Sunday to inspire poetry and art.

Margaret said...

"Do as you wish…"

sigh. drop everything - (and I do… doesn't take much to get me out enjoying the warm sun :)

Kathryn said...

This has such a beautiful peaceful feel to it.

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