Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sun Lovers

In winter I think of the sun because it’s fickle. Fickle things annoy me. I need that sun, need its vitamin D and its hopefulness. When it’s shining, I’m thankful. Even if it is the color of watered down nonfat milk, it’s got power.


Happiness is a sparkling strand of spider’s silk
diamonds of dewdrops
in the rising sun

Happiness is finding in the rose’s thorny mass
a pair of praying hands
open to receive the winter sun

Happiness is waking beside a new beloved
surprised your body delivered the verdict
your heart hoped for
A new sun smiles







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27 comments:

Kristin H. said...

Thank you, Chris.

I haven't stopped crying for the better part of a week. But today's gives me hope.

the walking man said...

Two words or is a compound word...sunlamp! There is one benefit albeit a hidden one to living a hopeless life..Seasonal Affective Disorder just doesn't matter.



{;-0}

Brian Miller said...

nice chris...love that last stanza...the body delivering the verdict the heart hoped for...excellent...smiles.

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful juxtapositions here, Chris, between the warmth of that fickle winter sun, the fragility of a spider's web and the toughness of rose thorns. Thanks and Happy New year to you. Soon enough I'll stop offering new years wishes. It's the fifth of January after all, but still early enough in the year for me to warrant the words.

Heaven said...

Lovely thoughts on happiness specially the second one ~

Happy day ~

G-Man said...

Chris...
You write so beautifully.
Whenever you play on Friday I am so proud because of what a Classy Lady you are. It adds your flair and your style, and it helps validate doing what I do.
Love your story.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

TALON said...

Lovely. There's definitely more than one way to have sunshine in a life. :)

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Happiness is where we find it and the sun is always there, even when we can't see it.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful words.

izzy said...

Ooh fun! and exciting. I find the winter light to be exasperating;
yesterday was full of light early on- today- not so much! thanks.

Mama Zen said...

That last stanza is absolutely gorgeous!

hope said...

Ah, another sun worshipper ...as in appreciating the warmth, not striving for a tan.

Sounds like your new year is off to a happy start. :)

Alice Audrey said...

I like it best at watered down nonfat milk strength. Then it doesn't burn so much.

VE said...

That thorn bush is just waiting for me...I know it...

Yvonne Osborne said...

Beautiful! Nice when the body and the heart come together. And I love the line about the praying hands. I used to have a plant called a praying hands. It closed up at night. Have you seen those? Anyway, I enjoy everything you write and thanks for your comments on my blog. You are always very insightful.

Evalinn said...

May that sun show itself many times this winter!

Mary said...

Chris, I just love the picture that you brought to my mind in that second stanza. Love thinking of the praying hands open to receive the sun!

Victoria said...

I love the flow of this, especially the happiness of finding one's body delivers the verdi ct one hoped for.

Teresa said...

What a great romantic poem. Love the way you finish the poem.

Hillbilly Duhn said...

I came via G-Man's Flash Friday...

I'm a sucker for romantic verses! :)

Doctor FTSE said...

That's a lovely poem, particularly the last stanza.

Isabel said...

sweet and wonderful

Helen said...

Yes! Sunshine on my shoulder always makes me happy too.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

A new sun always seems to smile, doesn't it? After a terrible storm, the first sun's rays seem clean and fresh somehow. Love your blog, Roland

Carrie Burtt said...

....and you are a bit of wonderful sunshine in the blogosphere Chris!
:-)

myheartslovesongs said...

this is beautiful, Chris! and i agree with the others, the last stanza is gorgeous! ♥

Syd said...

I like the line about the body delivering the verdict the heart hoped for. Nice.

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