Waking Up Older

Winter floats in soft,
with the scent of pine
and rain
and I long
to shed this aching
skin, learn


You came down
to hold these storms
(all is calm)
in tiny hands,
light of the world
…..(all is bright)
a spark
in a stable,
a song to be sung.

The trees know
how to let go,
give wings to leaves,
bare all
…….and fall
in love with sky.

wish for stars,
some tangible beam
to balance my heart,
to follow to find
……the You
I already know
is at my center.


Prompted by Poetic Asides.
I have been taking an apparently much needed post-November craziness, birthday and Christmas season break…but I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and peace and joy as we ring in the new. In a few days I will be in Lake Tahoe, and we all know that brings out the Blue. 

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9 Responses to Waking Up Older

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    De, this is so gorgeous. I am going to want it in the new year for poem of the week. I love your title. Wait till you wake up my age. Whoa! Have a glorious time at Tahoe.

  2. (soft) sigh.
    thank you!
    i needed that.
    (enjoy your holiday!)

  3. Enjoy your little piece of heaven in Tahoe, as was this poem:)

  4. erbiage says:

    De, this is remarkable! So easy to move with this. I especially love the trees bare all, to fall, in love with the sky.

  5. wish for stars, some tangible beam
    to balance my heart, to follow to find
    ……the You

    So nice being together with those close to oneself! Wonderful take De! Merry Christmas to you Ma’am and happy hols!


  6. Candy says:

    Wishing you peace and joy!

  7. S says:

    “skin-learn stillness” … I love that.

  8. The trees knowing how to let go is just perfect!

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