April 8: Celebration


handel's messiah
pales in glory
to the moment you
first opened your eyes
or smiled
or held my finger
with your whole hand
like a life-line thrown
in a tossing sea.

choirs of angels
cannot know
the feeling of
heart-works that
explode in fiery
when i take in the
wonder of

For National Poetry Month and the Writing Prompt of Poetic Asides (celebration) and NaPoWriMo


  1. Gently Mad said on April 8, 2011
    I really like this poem as well. Just cruizin' through your blog. Found you on BPOW. I don't know what an ENFJ is, though.
    1. Terri said on April 8, 2011
      Thanks! ENFJ is a personality test which is extravert, intuitive, feeler, judger. Judging being orderly not judgmental.
  2. John Evans said on April 8, 2011
    "To the moment you first opened your eyes," Sweet and Tender..brings to mind special memories of my own! Thank You for reminding me what is so precious and greater than myself. Bless You!
  3. vivinfrance said on April 8, 2011
    This took me back to the greatest moments in my life. Tha k you.
  4. ladynimue said on April 9, 2011
    A true celebration indeed !
  5. trisha said on April 9, 2011
    no joy can compare to the joy of a cherished motherhood.
  6. espriurenee said on April 9, 2011
    Beautifully written! An inspriring piece.
  7. Becca Givens said on April 9, 2011
    Lovely tribute ~
  8. honeyhaiku said on April 9, 2011
    Beautiful...our children that most celebrated gift on earth!
  9. seabell said on April 11, 2011
    Love, poetry and music... What a clever combination!
  10. M.A.S said on April 14, 2011
    Well described!
  11. mypastmademe said on April 16, 2011
    This is beautiful. You have captured how I feel about my children, thank you, love it so much :)
  12. lunawitch15 said on April 20, 2011
    sorry, I'm a little slow this week! awards are in. :)

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