Fifty Shades of Joy

FullSizeRender. . . . . . . Resting. . .

where blue meets green, where the endless sky meets
the ocean wave, where the plump blue berry meets the
thin green leaf, where illumination gifts fifty shades of joy.

. . . . . .  . Breathing and breathing and never minding

the house begging for repair, the lawn wanting a trim.
Never minding the floors awaiting the broom, the
accounts begging for their balance . . .

. . .. . . . . . Only joy ...

from the quiet mind, and the still hand,
Joy! beaming from the tranquil heart
Resting on the limb of a moonlighted tree . . .

. . . . .pondering light ...

. . . . . . . . . Light!

. . . . . . . . . .  . More Light

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when [wo/]men are afraid of the light.”  Plato

© 2016, poem and photograph, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved

Categories: Joy peace poem Poetry

2 comments

  1. Terri said on January 27, 2016
    I love this so much! Can I use it in an upcoming Daily Practice?
    1. Jamie Dedes said on January 27, 2016
      Yes!

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