Monday, April 27, 2015

PO-EMotion -- Contentment




this parsley --
all I want from life --
until it's not


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015







Carol, at Carol's Corner, will join me again this year as often as possible.

Kimberley, at iWrite in Maine, is joining me this month. 
Kay, at A Journey Through the Pages, is joining, too!
"Just a Glimpse"


Steve, at inside the dog, is sharing his poems 
in the comments at Poetrepository.


Heidi, at my juicy little universe, will join us when she can.

Linda, at TeacherDance, will join as often as she can.
Check the comments at A Year of Reading or Poetrepository for her poems.

Kevin (Kevin's Meandering Mind) is back this year,
leaving poetry trax in the comments.

Carol, at Beyond Literacy Link, is writing alongside us when she can.
"Contentment"

Jone, at DeoWriter, is doing a "double L" challenge. 
She and I are cross-poLLinating our challenges whenever possible.

8 comments:

  1. It totally blows me away, how you always manage to say so much in so few words. And this image- wow! From your garden?


    "Contentment"

    Contentment,
    says Paul,
    should lie

    not in circumstances

    in having plenty
    or being in want

    in being coupled
    with another
    who knows your soul
    or being
    completely
    alone

    in having children
    who listen to their mother
    attend college
    make wise choices
    or those who do not

    in having a dishwasher
    microwave
    lawn mower
    that works
    or one that doesn't

    instead
    contentment
    comes

    from staying focused
    and being grateful

    for the fixed point
    in an always turning
    and often
    upside down
    universe.

    (C) Carol Wilcox, 2015

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    1. Contentment is a rare emotion in a world of hustle and bustle but you captured it, Carol.

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  2. Oh yes. We think we're happy until we're not. I took a few more words with Just a Glimpse

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  3. Perfectly summed up, and a great match of poem and image!

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  4. One summer I had swallowtails on my parsley. They ate it all! I put them in an aquarium and watched the amazing process. Magical.

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  5. Wonderful photo and excellent poem. You said so much in so few words. Fantastic. Life is everywhere, isn't it, Mary?

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  6. Mary Lee, your poem and photo inspired me to feel a sense of contentment in my hectic day. I am in awe of how you captured the emotion.

    My humble offering is at http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/04/contentment.html

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  7. Getting the jumpstart on Tuesday's emotion with "Optimism" and an optimistic post. http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/04/optimism.html

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