Sunday, January 16, 2011

cadence

when I wandered into your street
I searched for that yellow patch
it was the sun on hay
i had tried to pick up that golden powder
you had laughed at my naiveness
you too did not understand the carnival
the celebration of little things
the way one needs courage to embrace that

"silver light of the morning turns to gold, 
and then at night we are sprinkled with diamonds"

23 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Important words.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

Lovely and deep...this was wonderful.

Ramesh Sood said...

Indeed.. one needs courage..perhaps more courage to accept if others laugh on our little celebrations.. Good one..

Mama Zen said...

Stunning piece.

Mary said...

Gautami, I think you are right here. A person definitely DOES need courage to celebrate the little things! I like your poem very much.

spiritsoflena said...

I love the color imagery!

vivinfrance said...

A valuable reminder, to celebrate those little joys, beautifully put.

shail said...

That courage is what its all about! Loved the way you have written this. I am a great fan of your verses.

Julia Smith said...

I love how you chased the golden colour in the poem.

SandyCarlson said...

That not understanding--the distance it can create. I imagine the person to whom the narrator is speaking being miles away from the speaker emotionally.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Lovely Gauthami. Life is after all made of such little things.

Nanka said...

You need a large heart to celebrate the small joys of life. Important thoughts put in words here..

barbara said...

Love the gold of hay

Nobody really understands. It's nice, though, when they get a little of it.

Brian Miller said...

keep celebrating...it is their loss..nice one shot

Stranger said...

It does take courage to celebrate the little things and I love how your poetry does this. This seems light compared to some of your other poetry but it settles in and hits deep with time. I admire this narrator who can still celebrate the little things despite the person laughing at her for doing so.

Shewriting said...

so many details are lost in the busyness of our lives, you have depicted a nice reminder as to what we might see if we'd only slow down - and slowing down does take courage indeed!

Claudia said...

sprinkled with diamonds...this was lovely

flaubert said...

Lovely Gautami.
Pamela

Jim said...

Hi Tami, in the U.S. we have a saying, "don't sweat the small stuff."
Your first person writer would have a tizzy to hear that wouldn't he/she?
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Kavita said...

Absolutely!! More often than not, joy is found in the little things than the bigger ones... to know and accept that is a feat in itself!
Your words presented a clear image of a simple joy which very few can really experience (cuz they choose to)..
A superb one shot, Gautami!

joanny said...

Lovely words, and love the quote too -- sparkled with diamonds...set the mood for your delightful poem.

joanny

Shashi said...

Dear Gautami

Its lovely to see your nice verse after a long time... as I was travelling... I enjoyed it very much. Its a beautiful work. thanks for sharing...

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I celebrate with you the "celebration of little things"!


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