Friday, January 02, 2015

Poetry Friday -- Expectantly




EXPECTANTLY

Next to the lamp, an
Open book and a steaming cup of
Tea.
In the chair, she sits with
Closed eyes, listening
Expectantly.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015


My One Little Word for 2015 is NOTICE. In this poem, I prepare myself for whatever 2015 will bring!

Tricia has the first Poetry Friday roundup of the year at The Miss Rumphius Effect.


24 comments:

  1. How lovely to notice with closed eyes, open to ALL the possibilities for observation! Happy New Year, Mary Lee :-)

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  2. I'll think of you this afternoon when I sit down with a cup of tea and an open book! Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy new year! Hurrah for noticing!

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  4. A wonderful poem and perfect OLW, Mary Lee! I am right there next to you in my own chair, with my own closed eyes and cup of steaming tea.

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  5. A delightful way to introduce your OLW! An open book, a up of tea, and time to listen - an inviting recipe!

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  6. Yes, NOTICE. It all starts there.

    Perhaps I will go and write an acrostic for my One Word, which I somehow missed was supposed to be Little. Mine feels Big to me...

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  7. Love your word, Mary Lee, and the poem you've written for it. I'm closing my eyes right now and noticing the scene.

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  8. Mary Lee, I would like to come sit in that chair. You sound so ready for the new year. Great OLW!

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  9. I want to climb right into your image & into your poem, "Expectantly."
    A nourishing thought for 2015 - appreciations.

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  10. This word matches you. You are such a noticer. I look forward to reading the poems that grow from this word, friend. Happy New Year!

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  11. We should start a thing: writing a poem for your OLW. Love the image and the peacefulness of Notice.

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  12. I thought the word, at first, was expectantly, but it is almost the same, to notice & to 'expect' to do so. Lovely capture of this moment, Mary Lee. Happy New Year!

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  13. A wonderful acrostic for your OLW "notice"! I will be checking back to see what you have noticed this year.

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  14. Mmmmm... Notice. Perfect word and wonderful poem (& picture). Years ago a dear friend gave me some sticky notes with the quote, "All creativity begins with noticing." Love it, though I haven't been able to confirm its author.
    Happy 2015!

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  15. Being expectant, and poised to notice - I feel you are ready for the new year with this OLW, mary Lee. Happy New Year!

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  16. Wonderful poem. I look forward to hearing about all the things you notice as the year progresses.

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  17. Robyn's quote says it all! Enjoy the year and keep your eyes open!

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  18. Mary Lee,
    You always choose the best words. Your words somehow always bring peace to mind. I enjoyed your poem as well. Interesting, I pictured it to be about your mom. I'm not really sure why. I could just see her resting in a chair, knowing you were near, enjoying your company.

    Cathy

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  19. Oooooh, love your word, and this acrostic kicks of 2015 nicely. I raise my tea mug in a toast to you, Mary Lee!

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  21. As you notice, you listen, and wait expectantly for the next cue, feeling, or wonder. How beautifully you displayed your OLW, Mary Lee.

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  22. Dear MaryLee, It's a lovely site for the eyes to notice a welcoming scene, accompanying your poem, "Expectantly" & I notice how it's inviting me to follow the idea - eyes closed, listening.

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  23. You certainly set the scene here, with a beautiful photo illustration. I love your "one little word" for the year. My daughter and I spent time coming up with her mantra for the year...I feel I need something between one word and a jingle. Today's goal is to fine-tune my yearly philosophy.

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  24. Mary Lee, what a gorgeous poem. Everything is absolutely pitch-perfect, just right. From the tea to the photo to that gleaming lampshade. :) Happy New Year!

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