Still here landing on some plateau
Safe haven while waiting
Some have said the only thing holding you back, is yourself
This last week of February offers the end of winter’s hold
Spring has floated through the air and into my bedroom door
Where I simply wait
From my mind’s eye
Lights from a million stars fill Lake Ann
Sunlight falls upon clear blue
Capturing nomads in black and white
Just water striders dancing and walking on top
Creating vortices spilling into waves
There, bathed by a thousand butterflies in flight
I stand with outstretched arms
Offering the soft light of relief
I pray for these moments
This art and practice of just living an ordinary life
To hold onto whatever is left
Inspired by Oscar nominated movie, Dallas Buyer’s Club…
so much time trying not to die have no time for living…
Posted with @dVersePoets this last Tuesday of February in the #OpenLinkNight Pub!
I have seen the movie, & your wonderful poem does it justice, & that is saying something. Like the lines /capturing nomads in black & white/ just water striders dancing & walking on top/ stirring, tough & tender; thanks.
Oh, Joanie…so beautiful….and the site, picture ~ Love it! ~ Thanks for golden words on my blog :)xx
Loved, loved this!
I love the poem even without having seen the movie… I can feel spring coming in your words
Thank you Bjorn and I’m so glad you enjoyed the read. And yes butterflies always a most welcome sign of spring and the warm days of summer!
I have not seen The Dallas Buyers’ Club, but something tells me that I need to. I really liked the ending. I do think we have to embrace the ‘ordinary life, as that is most of what we have. Indeed we have to hold on to each day….as it is all we have!
Thank you Mary! Yes holding on to each day is something we should not take for granted — I so agree…
nice…i have yet to see the movie but it is on the list…the bathed in butterflies is a magical line….the art and practice of living a life ordinary as well….very nice….heavy last line
Brian, thank you! Powerfull movie — last line is heavy but in the end we just want to die with our boots on still living life! –but miracles don’t always happen…
Told you before how much I loved this, Joanie. And, no, I haven’t seen DBC, but your final words ring so true to me right now.
Thanks my friend, so glad you enjoyed it! The movie was hard at times to watch, but oh what a message!
bathed by a thousand butterflies in flight
I stand with outstretched arms…. oh that is a wonderful image…one i can feel on my skin and it captures the gentle awakening of spring so well
Thank you Claudia – butterfly ‘kisses’, morning light, and spring time always helps me too!