Monday, June 30, 2008

Thought for the day and a poem...

" The light of a hundred stars doesn't equal the light of the moon. "



HOLD THE MOON

At the foot of the dune
turn toward the sea
as it rushes on evermore.
Crushed cockles, clams and slipper shells
lay a carpet ‘cross the shore.

Hold the moon in your hands.
Let stars spread a path
along water’s foamy fringe.
Light the way as you trod silky sands,
lacy and ivory tinged.

Lay a blanket of sea grass to rest upon
‘til the early morning comes.
Horizon’s sun will glow and rise
coaxed by beams held in your hand
borrowed from island skies.


~Deborah~

From my mini-book of poetry published in The Baker's Dozen: The Cole Foundation Collection: Volume II. (See sidebar)

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My granddaughter, Kathryn, came to me one day with her little empty
hands cupped and asked, “Grandma, would you hold the moon?”

6 comments:

Vanessa Greenway said...

So beautiful!!! I actually hold the "Luna" all the time! Love it! Hugs, Vanessa

Amy said...

Beautiful thoughtful words in that poem :-)

KJ said...

I KNOW THAT I HAVE SAID THIS, but I love that photo of you! It always makes me smile!

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KJ

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Deborah, So glad to meet a fellow NC Blogger! I can't wait to get to know you better! You have a beautiful blog! The graphics are great! And congrats on your new addition, a precious little grandson! The other three are just beautiful!

I can't wait to visit SuzAnna's when I venture up to Raleigh. I was there for the Got To Be NC Tractor show, (at the Fairgrounds), the first of June! Whew! That was the weekend it was over 100 degrees and spent most of our time at Crabtree Mall or in the hotel! LOL!

Thanks so much for the comments and prayers concerning David! I'll be off for several days with him, but I'll be back to visit after that! Hope you have a great 4th! :)

Hugs, Rhonda

Beverly said...

Deborah, that was just lovely. It made me feel like I was floating in soft white clouds.

Welcome back. I missed you.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Deborah,

Love your site! Your poetry is beautiful and so are your grandchildren. I don't have any yet but hopefully some day. . . Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments. I'll be keeping in touch. I'm going to add you to my blog if that's ok.

Thanks,
Rhonda