07 January 2015

Because I am Free to Choose

Dogwood


The seventh minute of the seventh hour
of the seventh day of any New Year
is neither famed nor profaned—and therefore
I proclaim it the perfect moment for
me to waken.  It is my un-birthday
in this snowy garden where I planted
myself and four trees—two evergreen and
two dormant—flowering dogwood and
white lilac—hope and continuity
in this little corner of the cosmos.
Where I am steward.  Where I’m stewarded.
On this ordinary day, my love grounds
and launches in the particulars out
beyond itself to see what love can do.


For my prompt  at Poets United Midweek Motif ~ January Seventh



Copyright © 2015 S.L.Chast 


14 comments:

Anjum Wasim Dar said...

'A very merry unbirthday to you' ...a lovely inspiring prompt to begin new poems

alan1704 said...

We all need that little corner of the cosmos. Much can happen and that perfect moment is always there.

Gail said...

Bloom where you are planted.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"....to see what love can do." How my heart lifts at those words. I love the seventh minute, hour, day........Yay it is January and we are writing poems!

Mary said...

I like the idea of looking at THIS moment as the perfect one to awaken. If we thought about this idea every day of our lives, living all those 'perfect moments' I wonder how different a person's life would be!

Jae Rose said...

I think this is an example of making the (seemingly) ordinary magical and divine...truly a place to grow and savour...

Stacy said...

i am left with a feeling of eagerness and hope, as if something wonderful might appear just around the bend, if only i decide it so.

Old Egg said...

How beautiful life is when we look outwards rather than inwards. Love is so powerful and so much underused.

Suzy said...

Sending the love out to the Universe no doubt brings it back. An ordinary moment can be an awakening is beautiful.

Panchali said...

The poem is beautiful because it emphasises acceptance and self-worth.
..." the perfect moment for me to waken..." 😊 Thank you for this inspiring piece, Susan.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Beautiful — in sentiment, language and images.

PT said...

It is my un-birthday.... what a way expression in this verse sounds full of love and hope

Gen Giggles said...

Yes, we all need to find an un-birthday. Well written.

annell4 said...

Yes, I think even when we don't know the question, love is the answer. So simple really...let them draw cartoons.