April 11, 2009

oh, I really hope you do...

this spring
I hope
all your dark places become lighter
and
you have color where there isn't any
~~
this spring
I hope
all your larger than life dreams
unfold into reality
and
that your clustered thoughts
unfurl themselves into only the good ones
~~
this spring
I hope
you can stand in a dark parking lot kissing someone who means the world to you
and
find yourself still thinking about it many days later
~~
this spring
I hope
your deep down desires keep moving you forward
and
that your feelings towards others never have to be questioned
~~
this spring
I hope
you can feel warmth when sitting next to a stranger
and
lay on the grass with a friend and watch the clouds dress themsleves in cotton
~~
this spring
I hope
you dance on the street when only you hear the music
and
never stop doing something because it might be considered silly
~~
this spring
I hope
you throw your window shades open and lift your face towards the sun
and
laugh out loud because someone lightened your heart
~~
this spring
I hope
you have an evening when the moon dancing off the lake wakes you up
and
that you appreciate the interruption
~~
this spring
I hope
you can walk down a previously hidden path
and
come out in the end having discovered something life changing along the way
~~
this spring
I hope
that the connection you have to the people closet to you is true
and
that your conversations flow like a gentle stream that never ends
~~
this spring
I hope
you reach up towards the almost touchable evening stars
and
remember that all we have
is now
*

{i've probably used this photo before, as it's one of my favorites. it's from an old, abandoned stone house just a few roads away from us, where I have done some of my photo shoots }

22 comments:

  1. Oh Beth...this is sooooooo gorgeous. How often do we stop ourselves when we are worried about what others think???? I will remember this "this spring
    I hope you dance on the street when only you hear the music and never stop doing something because it might be considered silly"

    Love this so much.

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  2. beth what a truly encouraging poem you are really so nice!
    elk

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  3. Beth- I love your poem-just beautiful. Have a lovely Easter

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  4. What absolutely beautiful and inspiring words!!! Thank you..thank you for sharing them with us.

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  5. love your thoughts and your wishes on this post. so beautiful!

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  6. Beth, as you wish it, so I wish it for you!

    I thought of you today; at the Zoo I saw flamingos...but they were dusty and musty...not at all fabulous as the one you shared with us the other day...

    But, still, now when I see a flamingo, I will have to consider you and your talent to see the extra in the ordinary...

    Blessings of Ostara and Easter!

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  7. Happy Easter, Beth. I hope that you get to enjoy all of these moments too.

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  8. Beth,

    Happy Easter to you and yours....

    Love,

    Angelica

    P.S. I would love to go on a picture excursion with you one day.

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  9. Happy Easter and thank you for that beautiful poem--I hope all of those things for you, too. (I just wouldn't have put the words together so well).

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  10. Hopped over to see what you were up to! Hope your Easter Brats and such were yummy..it sounded SO good! I loved your writing, and I miss blog surfing.

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  11. Thank you! There is always a gift of words and images when visiting your blog. kt

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  12. thankyou Beth, you had me at every word. it was beautiful. I hope it all happens this spring.Take Care/

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  13. well, this must be some of that wonderful poetic writing that comes to you at night. beautiful.

    it sounds as if you have experienced every one of these things.

    thank you for hoping for all of us.

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  14. This is beautiful. Your poetry, your way of putting your thoughts into place so gracefully, always never ceases to amaze me. Thanks, my friend.

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  15. You are some kind of poet, friend. Your words flow smooth & true. You always bring a smile, Beth. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us!!

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  16. Absolutely lovely. So glad I stumbled across your blog.

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  17. these are wonderful spring hopes indeed. spring seems somehow so full of hope, doesn't it? beautiful.

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  18. Beth ~
    This is a great post! I love your words and the photo that accompany them! I wish those things right back to you! Beautifully said!
    Blessings, Katie

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  19. I hope you can stand in a dark parking lot kissing someone who means the world to you and find yourself still thinking about it many days later

    I copied that line to tell you it was my favorite. And. Then I kept reading. OH, girl. You can write!! And you have a heart as big as Texas. Sending lots of love to you. And the same wishes for you.

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  20. oh what beautiful wishes. thank you sunshine.

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  21. this is so very touching. and i love the photo too

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth