A Celebration

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This notebook is my canvas,
the backyard is my studio,
silent and still today.
Shards of rainbow shimmer,
winnowed there last night
by July’s brief squall.

Such peace denies mystery,
disentangles from enigma –

Once I hungered for the questions
but that moment passed, not brilliantly
like lightning
in a summer storm
nor sorrowfully
like a widow dripping tears  
on a sealed sarcophagus, but quietly

like a fading sunset
when day is done;
a day unlike any other,
any time.

10 comments

    • Thank you, Dear Jan,

      We had a weekend laced with thunder storms and driving rain. today the sun is shining…so is the whole world…green with shimmers of rainbow on the still wet grass.
      It was worth the storm for this peace that follows. Thanks for being here and for being with my poem.

      Sarah

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  1. And what a wonderful thing to celebrate , Sarah,
    a day of peace , both inner and outer. I love the way you call “the notebook your canvas” and “the backyard your studio”. Nature is a perfect retreat and place for meditation and inspiration. I feel the peace and the sense of coming to terms with something spiritual and curious within yourself. Your voice conveys this beautifully and moves this reader deeply with the following lines —

    “Such peace denies mystery,
    disentangles from enigma –

    Once I hungered for the questions
    but that moment passed, not brilliantly
    like lightning in a summer storm…”

    Thank you for sharing,
    I loved it!
    Wendy

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  2. Ahhh…The hunger for questions
    that passes quietly and gently.
    There is a time to just be at peace
    with realizing we will never know some of the answers.

    Enjoyed reading, Dear Sarah.
    Kerri

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