18 June 2014

Birthday




Birthday
Unwrapping beautiful packages is her delight, yet she pauses with this gift in her hands and turns it round and round, delaying the untying to admire its entwining in deep velvet ribbons of light and dark. 


Posted for my prompt 

  Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Light and Dark.  


Copyright © 2014  S.L.Chast



28 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. the anticipation is as much the joy as anything...and once it is open, what is left, you know. smiles.

i will be 2 hours north of you when on vacation. perhaps we'll stop in on the way back. i will email you.

Arushi Ahuja said...

hah!! i wish birthdays came twice a year just for the fun of opening gifts !! :)

Unknown said...

I love the mystery and allure that you have packaged so well Susan. Thanks so much for another excellent prompt.

Sumana Roy said...

this one's fantastic..wow...she is the giver... always...each word is immeasurably deep Susan...another exaggerated wow...

humbird said...

Untying is always sexy...Love :)xx

Gail said...

Beautiful. Anticipation is sometimes the best part.

Jae Rose said...

The best part of a gift is often not what's inside...I love how this is savoured and enjoyed so much...I admire her restraint..

aelfbee said...

Recognizing every detail to delight in, the world is in her hands.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a beautiful presentation of this poem on the earth photo. I love the idea of layers of velvet ribbon, hard to undo the beauty to find the treasure within......

annell4 said...

Beautiful!

Kay L. Davies said...

A lovely, lovely write, Susan. I understand the feeling of being unwilling to spoil the beauty outside in order to find out what's inside.
And it looks like Brian might visit you. What fun, meeting a fellow poet and his family.
Luv, K

Mary said...

This is beautiful, Susan! I can picture this very much. There is beauty to be found in both the light AND the dark. The earth knows....

avalon said...

That moment on the cusp of anticipation and reality ..
when anything is possible and the contents haven't yet given up their secrets.
Surely the truest moment of giving and receiving.

Great presentation
no pun intended

Gabriella said...

As long as one is unwrapping, the gift still holds its promises and is still perfect.

Karen said...

The "she" -- Gaia? Mother Nature? All of us, mothers of the earth's destiny? What a gift we have in our hands.

Love the ribbons!

Truedessa said...

I like the image of the velvet ribbon of light and dark

Peggy said...

I like this very much. Wonderful photo too.

Panchali said...

Aha...I loved this, Susan. When Birthday gifts come wrapped in ribbons, they shine and catch the eye. I prefer to unwrap v..e..r..y slowly ;)
Gorgeous lines...

Cressida de Nova said...

Happy Birthday! Beauty needs to be treated with delicacy. I agree.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Susan,

Love your earthy and earthly perspective of light and dark. Most impacting in all various dimensions.Well captured.

Eileen

Nicholas said...

Very creative poem...love the way light and dark is presented in your poem.

Gen Giggles said...

I like the idea of keeping it wrapped just to admire the ribbons.

Unknown said...

Birthdays bring gifts ...the gifts remain as treasures as long as we admire the ribbons.. nice one :-)

Scarlet said...

Beautiful Susan ~ And it its your special day, Happy Birthday to you ~

Grace

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE wrapping presents...that someone would equally admire and savor before unwrapping would be a delight!

Unknown said...

hey susan...may god bless you!! nice1

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Lovely!

Jennifer Wagner said...

Slowing down to admire...a great way to live, I think!