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A new day
A fresh start
The world awaits .....
Photo by Ineke Kamps. See website here and Face Book page here
A poem by Stanley Kunitz fills me with anticipation .....
Light splashes this morning
on the shell-pink anemones
swaying on their tall stems;
down blue-spiked veronica
light flowed in rivulets
over the humps of the honeybees;
this morning I saw light kiss
the silk of the roses
in their second flowering,
my late bloomers
flushed with their brandy.
A curious gladness shook me.
So I have shut the doors of my house,
so I have trudged downstairs to my cell,
so I am sitting in semi-dark
hunched over my desk
with nothing for a view
to tempt me
but a bloated compost heap,
steamy old stinkpile,
under my window;
and I pick my notebook up
and I start to read aloud
the still-wet words I scribbled
on the blotted page:
I can scarcely wait till tomorrow
when a new life begins for me,
as it does each day,
as it does each day.
- Stanley Kunitz
Photo by Nicole Franzen. Visit Nicole's lovely blog here.
Rice grain porcelain bowls by Eeva Jokinen. Website here.
Sun-Kissed by Andrea Fettweis. See here
Maple Sun by Richard Shilling See more here.
Photo by Kim DuPree. See website here.
Photo by nic*nilla on Flickr. See more photos here
Beautiful photographs by Ineke Kamps. See Ineke's website here and visit her on Facebook here
".... We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the