Celebrating a Year

week 111 ~ a woman in the sun

with 29 comments

she got up from the bed and stood
a woman in the sun looking
out her window contemplating
day and the world beyond she could
see it although she knew she would
not walk out her door no not yet
the brilliance still did not offset
her fear though it was beautiful
and full of life she felt the pull
of places she can not forget

she looks back once memorizing
the long pathway that got her here
the things she’ll miss she can see clear-
ly but tomorrow is waiting

Written by mairmusic

December 2, 2010 at 11:48 am

Posted in December, decima

29 Responses

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  1. Lovely poem, Marilyn. Beautiful family photo, too! Thank you for sharing…

    Carol Ann Hoel

    December 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm

  2. cheerful…
    skillful writing…
    the ending is optimism…
    Thanks for the contribution to poets rally.
    have fun!


    December 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

  3. yes, tomorrow is waiting… nice to read you from Jingle. here is mine:

    robin ellen lucas

    December 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm

  4. Such a beautiful sentiment in the poem…it has such a warm tone to it.


    December 2, 2010 at 6:14 pm

  5. Form follows function and all play merrily together here. I like the picture of the woman at the window–very real.


    December 2, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    • Thanks– the title is also the title of a painting by Edward Hopper.


      December 2, 2010 at 8:04 pm

  6. Tomorrow is waiting–what an excellent ending to a soulful poem.

    heather grace stewart

    December 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm

  7. just adored it, read a similar poem in charles’s blog, now in yours, and you will see one in mine very soon.

    i wrote it couple of days ago after reading a sad poem in william’s blog.


    December 3, 2010 at 11:21 am

    • Thanks, Trisha– I need to get out and read soon, but catching up w/ my lost work is killing my time! So glad I made it through NaNo before this happened. Wish it could have happened after the semester was over…


      December 3, 2010 at 11:10 pm

  8. Yours is a nice blog.. and this one is a wonderful piece of poetry..
    Regards~ Sayandeep

    Sayandeep Kundu

    December 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

  9. I like this. Reminds me of my own reigned in adventurous spirit.

    somewhere else

    December 3, 2010 at 10:50 pm

  10. Wonderful write.


    December 4, 2010 at 3:13 pm

  11. This reminds me of the infinite amount of choices we have everyday that we wake up. We choose our destiny every sunrise.
    Thank you!

    Happy Rally!

    Marlee-I Mystic

    December 4, 2010 at 5:58 pm

  12. Savings moments that most take for granted is a wonderful gift.


    December 5, 2010 at 1:45 am

  13. great poem…beautiful family photo:)


    December 6, 2010 at 12:37 am

  14. Today is here and tomorrow is waiting. All is well.

    Fine photo of family. Nice!

  15. beautiful :)
    and a lovely family pic there :)

    M here from Jingle’s Rally


    December 8, 2010 at 6:20 am

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