One Single Impression: Passing

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"The leaves are turning,"
Says a voice from home.
"And the nights are cool."

From seven hundred miles away

I feel the cool
And take the turn
In the sand

In the long light

Of the late August sun
Reaching across the beach
Like the open arms

Of a gracious
Love.

There is
No rush to come or go,
To make even the slightest
Move.

Enough to know
The gesture,
The look,

And how it feels to be

Alive and well
And in love,

Open
To the open arms
Of the continuous present.

We are here.

One Single Impression

Comments

  1. Another very beautiful piece. Strong and wonderful.

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  2. It's lovely Sandy. As is your book. You are a gentle and loving soul.

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  3. Such an intimate and lovely piece!

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  4. Beautiful poem to go with the shell on beach. . .

    Thanks for remembering today. . . LONG may she wave.

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  5. Beautiful picture. I like the way the other sandy shell(?) over laps the smooth clean one and I like the way your poem echoes that gentle touch.

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  6. lovely loving thoughts in your poem...

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  7. That's a very peaceful poem.
    Tender and it feels so good not to have to be in a rush.Life is always running and you either miss half of it or sleep through it. lol

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  8. Love is home. And I am blessed to read how you depicted that.


    I watch while the mountains crumble

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  9. A nice and serene poem. How beautiful are the images "the open arms of a gracious love" and "the open arms of the continuous present".

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  10. Great writing, as usual! Loved the poem, specially loved the "voice" and the narration to begin with.. Brilliant take on the prompt!

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  12. Sandy, now I have the word. I can hear from home miles away if I just listen to the little sea shell beside me? Was that intended?

    Anyway you did very nice here. I especially relate to
    "Alive and well
    And in love"

    ..
    BTW, we use Skype to keep our young ones in touch with 'home.'
    ..

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  13. 'continuous present'
    Excellent. I like that.

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  14. This is absolutely gorgeous Sandy. And what a lucky woman you are!

    Hugs friend, G

    www.veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com

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  15. Yes, We are here.. connected..thank you Sandy for a beautiful poem..like always..

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  16. Beautiful...
    The picture complements the poem so well...
    xoxo

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  17. Beautifully written! An excellent post! =)

    -Weasel

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  18. Love that last stanza!

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  19. Beautiful poem!! I want to embrace it all...the sun...the water...the beach...the love!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  20. Achingly poignant...your words seep in and sit with me for awhile. Each and every time! It's wonderful.

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  21. Anonymous5:38 PM

    I love this. I can feel the passing. Thank you.

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  22. Anonymous5:41 PM

    Thank you for this nearly endless hope and good within the entry of yours ! Please have a good Monday.

    daily athens

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  23. Ah, yes, this moment...so sweet!

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  24. Stillness in the poem is gently whispering a mantra of living in love.

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  25. each stanza has an oriental feel to it. the tranquility of your words make it an easy read.

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  26. Love your beautiful poem as those others, go well with the pretty sea shell.
    "Open
    To the open arms
    Of the continuous present."

    Well said.

    I wish I could, and hope everyone can find their open arms.

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  27. Anonymous11:33 AM

    Beautiful reflection, the photo is exquisite. Home should be where the heart is, where memories are created and treasured, where souls connect even when the miles separate us. A joy to read.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  28. a beautiful song to life Sandy...!

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  29. Me like! And the wonderful flower #2 ahead! :)

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  30. What a beautiful and inspiring poetry! The picture too is great.
    By the way, thanks for your comment on my blog. I appreciate it so much.

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  31. Being present in the Now is just so important! I love this poem- especially the beginning. Hope your year is going well~~~

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  32. inspiring poem Sandy... :)

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  33. Anonymous7:28 AM

    I loved the flow- Open
    To the open arms
    Of the continuous present.

    Dear Poetic Friend:

    I invite you to join us at Jingle Poetry : http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/, we have a Monday Poetry Potluck party (weekly) for you to enjoy, the link is open American Central Time 8pm to Tuesday, 8pm. You have 48 hours linking in 1 to 3 poems, you could use an old poem if you don’t have a most updated one handy…

    Hope to see you today, please do stop by and check us out.
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    Happy Sunday!

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