Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Stella D'Oro gold

 

Stiff upper lip and thick skin

blocked some of the blows,sure. But

they also blocked something she

needed more than oxygen,

more profoundly than safety,

more urgently than bars.

.

And now that she’s finally

transparent, those places where

her heart is the thinnest let

by far the most sunlight through.

Luminosity Candy-Flossed

willowsnowblower

If you’re under such unbearable pressure

that your cells explode,

sombre soul snow-shrapnel

hurled from toothsome tines,

do take the time

to look about you

as you arc through baby blue skies;

your tears

are rainbows,

luminosity candy-flossed,

and you

are

beautiful…

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Sunlight, moisture, and the throb of a mighty engine -a recipe for gorgeous!  My husband was busy with the snow-blower this week, and I was thrilled to see the arcing rainbows and glittering waves of colour darting about among those hapless snowflakes.   What a vibrant lesson on finding beauty in even those difficult places in our lives!

Cathedral Window

Emblazoned on cathedral wall,

Artist’s hand in sponsor’s Hall

Creates the leaded, crafted glass

That deftly lets the sunlight pass

Through shards of heavy tinted panes,

But turns away the autumn rains.

You

You provide soil so my roots can dig deep,

You are the raindrop that quenches and seeps;

Yours is the sunlight that draws out my bloom,

Your gift of oxygen gives my lungs room.

Yours is the breeze that cools in the heat,

You sing the music that makes my heart beat.;

Your love has planted me, right from the start –

What else can I do,

But give you my heart?