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Will I?

 

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If I listen

I will hear a variety of

Chirps, tweets and caws

Outside my window

The motors become background

To the symphony

If I listen

 

If I look

I will see the flowers

In the trees

The vibrant colors

In the garments swishing by

The mouths turning into smiles

If I look

 

If I smell

I will catch the aroma

Of spices in the air

The curries being prepared

The jasmine and frangipani

Dominating the fragrance of the path

If I smell

 

If I taste

I will savor the fruit and yogurt

In the lassie

The spices in the biryani

The ginger in the strong

Milky tea

If I taste

 

If I touch

I will feel the texture

Of the rich colorful fabrics

The weight of the children

In my lap

The cool tiles on bare feet

If I touch

© 2016 Julie Clark

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Categories: beauty, borderlands, Life, Paths, Poetry, Travel, Trees | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Heaven Smiles

As a teenager

in the midst of despair

I wrote:

 

“Heaven smiles

but I look up

upside down

and think

it’s a frown.”

 

Now I have learned

through the constant

showers and waves

of love

to straighten my back

stand upright

lift my head

and gaze

into those deep pools

of unending love.

 

This is prayer:

to dare to look up

to dare to speak

to dare to listen

to dare to be loved.

 

Categories: Faith, God, Hope, Life, Love, Poetry, Prayer | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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