The sheer beauty of our world at times
leaves me gasping for breath as rhymes
swirl and twirl and dance in my mind;
wanting to share, searching to find

words. Words that describe the purest joy
for life; for love between girl and boy;
of hearts and minds and souls shared by two;
Special, so special, this joy of you. 

Delicate blossoms; bright, cheery faces;
the laughter of children; a smile that graces
your face.  A smile on one that is now on two.
The perfume I wear; it reminds me of you.

The rustle of wind in grey, ghostly gums;
the kookaburra’s laugh; the bee as it hums
spreading new life for all to see.
How beautiful, so beautiful, this world is to me.

The peace that I find in mountains sublime;
in mirror-like lakes forgotten by time;
on a rainforest walk;  the thin winding track
where the whipbirds’ song is a slow rising crack.

The smell of fresh coffee and freshly baked bread.
Oh the crustiest please! With cheese my spread!
A Sunday morning and a warm croissant;
with bacon and eggs! What more could I want!

A rainy day snuggled up in my bed.
Gossamer paintings that hang in my head.
A colourful rainbow; so cheery and bright!
Oh, how did He get it so very right!

Joy is mine; it is everywhere!
What are your joys? Would you care to share?




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Comment by Anna Herrington on January 23, 2013 at 10:13pm

Loving this exuberance this evening, Kate, just what was needed over here !

For me today, joys arrived in the feel of my dog's long, silky ears, in a nice long walk with just me and my silky-eared dog...and the moment a Great Blue Heron cruised slowly by overhead, in Finals being over for the 9th grade son, in a nice long phone chat with my dearest friend, and especially, in the ever-so-rare-these-days smile on my husband's face when he came home after a long, hard day at work.

Thanks so much for sharing yours -- a great reminder to *notice*  : )

Comment by Kate Little on January 23, 2013 at 10:18pm

JT!!!!  Oh.... big smile!  Thank you for sharing your joys too.  Being in the moment, noticing and being thankful for those little things ... well, they are just so precious. 

Comment by anna1liese on January 24, 2013 at 4:42am

Lovely to find your words, Kate.  Lovely to hear your joy.

Comment by Kate Little on January 24, 2013 at 4:52am

Hi Anna!  : )  It's so lovely to find you here.  Thank you!

Comment by tr ig on January 24, 2013 at 10:12am

Hi Kate.. I just noticed the center of a sunflower is like a mandala. One could get lost and spin into infinity looking there. 

A JOY to see your joyous face and read your joyous poetry this morning! I'll share some joys when it warms past freezing.. sigh

Comment by Hyblaean~ Julie on January 24, 2013 at 12:32pm

yay Joy!

my joys today: when upright I don't feel like hacking out a lung (it sounds like a complaint, but it really is just a nice bonus of not staying in bed), the dogs and cats, electric blanket on the couch, total cereal, nicotine lozenges, and once I get on my way to work, there will be coffee---mmmmm coffee :D

Comment by M. C. Sears on January 24, 2013 at 4:29pm

This is lovely and a joy to read.

One of my joys is that you’ve made your way here.

Comment by Kate Little on January 26, 2013 at 3:38am

tr ig:  It's mesmerising, isn't it?  Thank you so much for the lovely words and I do hope it warms up soon over there! 

Jules, it sounds like that cup of coffee  on the way to work might just have been the most enjoyable cup of coffee in the world!  

Awww, Maurene, thank you so very much.  Wow, it's been such a long time since we've spoken.  What a joy it is to find you again!

Hi Mary!  I'm thankful to have found you again too!  I'm hoping all is well and do look forward to catching up with you soon.  Much love....

Comment by Marlene Dunham on January 27, 2013 at 2:40pm

Katie, Katie, welcome.  Guess I havn't been around these parts for a few days.  Love the poem.  Love the've inspired me.

Joy for me right now is my little adorabubbles.  Just starting to walk.  I'll have to send you pictures.

Comment by Anna Herrington on January 27, 2013 at 4:02pm

I always wondered why you chose "Little Kate" as your OS I get it.   

I thought you might be 4'7" or something   : )

(I picked 4' 7" mostly because my mother was that height -- I felt so tall next to her with all 5' 2" of me !)


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