Friday, January 13, 2017

Poetry Friday


I'm focusing on gratitude--today, tonight, this month, this year, this life. 
Keep me honest, God, and don't let me stray from thanking you for everything

Winter: Tonight: Sunset
by David Budbill

Tonight at sunset walking on the snowy road,
my shoes crunching on the frozen gravel, first

through the woods, then out into the open fields
....
(Read the whole thing here, at The Writer's Almanac.) 

~~~~~

The round up this week is at Keri Recommends

Photo credit: FreeImages.com

11 comments:

Carol Varsalona said...

Karen, winter can offer us time for glistening wonder as we hone in on the minuscule facets we observe. Thank you for your morning shot of thankfulness in the photograph, words, and poetry.

Kay said...

Thank you for sharing this poem. It (and the poet) are new to me. IT is a reminder to pause and be grateful. The picture is lovely, too.

Tabatha said...

Did you read the rest of that Writer's Almanac? It was Tolkien's birthday and they quote him as saying, "I wrote Lord of the Rings to provide a world for the [Elvish] language. ... I should have preferred to write the entire book in Elvish." I'm having a moment of gratitude that he liked inventing languages so much :-)

Melanie Bettinelli said...

I especially like "today, now, alive
in this life, in this evening, under this sky."

Brenda Harsham said...

This is a great poem of gratitude. Sunsets are a gift. I'm grateful this quiet early morning to have an abundance of beautiful poetry to read, selected and presented with love by fellow poets. This is a delight.

Mitchell Linda said...

Amen and amen

Mary Lee said...

Not to be repetitive, but Amen.

bearing said...

It seems a common poetic theme -- "let me tell you about this simple thing that made me glad to be alive" -- and were I a poet, I would like to write a poem on the theme of all the simple things that *would* make me glad to see, only I won't be alive to see them. At least not in a living-in-this-world sort of way.

There will be rather a lot of them.

Keri said...

It sounds weird to phrase it this way, but for me the sky is one of the most grounding natural wonders. Especially at sunrise or sunset, I look and am reminded God is in charge and WOW is he good to us! Ann Voskamp asserts that it is hard to feel any negative emotions when we are focused on feeling grateful and I find her to be right!

Karen Edmisten said...

Thanks, all, for sharing in the thankfulness. :)

Ruth said...

So lovely!