Presence–Poetry Potluck


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Presence

Awakening early in the dawn to the sound of birds;
Easing into daylight, sitting without words;

Coffee slipping down my throat, stirring up my senses;
Fragrant sweet peas opening in rows along the fences;

Dogs that snuggle up to me, waiting for a treat;
Music soaring through my veins, ramping up the beat;

Colors dancing in a field, or posed upon my palette;
Freedom to express my self, to choose and cast a ballot;

Words that tumble through my mind, ending up on pages;
Touches soft as satin, that calm when discord rages;

Life is measured out to me in gifts that this day brings;
The gifting of each moment lies in ordinary things.

Submitted to Jingle Poetry Potluck: http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/ย This week’s theme is a few of my favorite things.

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31 thoughts on “Presence–Poetry Potluck

  1. tasithoughts says:

    I related to the essence of this poem.

    Thank you.

    JP

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  2. booguloo says:

    Sounds like a beautiful morning.

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  3. Raksha Bhat says:

    I relate to this idea completely:)No wonder this poem touched my heart..thank you:)

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  4. The presence of these small pleasures is precious. You said it well, with impressive rhythm and rhyming!

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  5. Kay Salady says:

    Yes, it’s the simple things that bring the most joy in life. I like this poem very much. Thank you!

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  6. Bodhirose says:

    So true. This was somehow comforting to read–I enjoyed it very much. I loved the peaceful quiet of it.

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  7. honeyhaiku says:

    This is a soothing read, and captured the essence of a great Monday morning!

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  8. John says:

    Lovely poetry…I absolutely love your last two lines. Exceptional!! Thanks for your post! It made a huge difference. Blessings! XOXO

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  9. Teri C says:

    So I read the limerick from Mad Kane and realized it was not you but I am going over there to tell her I LOLed at it. Thanks for posting it so I didn’t miss it.

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  10. Teri C says:

    I went from laughing at your previous poem to aaahhhing over this wonderful poem! You are a wonderful poet!!

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  11. kshawnedgar says:

    A moment so clear.

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  12. Reflections says:

    The magical touch of ordinary moments… truly blessings of this wonderful thing called life.

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  13. Vinay says:

    wow, I can relate to so many of your favorite things, Victoria; the first and last verses and the music.. my favorite lines in this poetry!

    My Potluck Post

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  14. lunawitch15 says:

    the ryhme just danced along perfectly!
    great and wonderful!

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  15. Yes, the real beauty comes with the simple things! As one that appreciates all these ordinary, but brilliant moments, loving your poem Victoria!

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  16. Someone is Special says:

    lovely.. here is mine, ~ these are few of my favorite things ~

    Someone is Special

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  17. Kodjo Deynoo says:

    Swell poem to start the day with. Lovely image so calming.

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  19. bendedspoon says:

    this is no ordinary…so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Jade says:

    Ordinary things carry such sweet joy, just like this poem.

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  21. ladynimue says:

    beautiful !!
    one of the best reads for me today!

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  22. Jessica says:

    Lazily beautiful!
    I like the image of yhe sweet peas opening.

    http://jessicasjapes.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/my-favourite-things-not/

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  23. seabell says:

    So we have a preference for “ordinary things”… I just forgot to mention my own dogs!

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  24. trisha says:

    just fabulous victoria. simply fabulous. i love this week’s theme in PPL, it will be fun to write ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. Mike Patrick says:

    Thanks to your morning, my morning is beautiful.

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  26. Jamie Dedes says:

    Absolute truth and well written. The ordinary gifts are the most valued. Thank you for another fine poem and statisfying read, Victoria.

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  27. Olivia says:

    The gifting of each moment lies in ordinary things… indeed!!
    I loved this line- Colors dancing in a field, or posed upon my palette

    What a beautiful life- song Victoria.. very serene!
    Sunday Hugs xx

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  28. Jingle says:

    the first two lines instantly drew me.

    love your take.
    masterful delivery.

    A++

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  29. souldipper says:

    Amen, Victoria, how you have expressed those gifts!

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  30. ordinary things, the little things, freedom, and being present in the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

    what life is all about! An enjoyable read, thank you!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/i-am-the-story/

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