03 December 2018

Gratitude


From the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park


for Peter                                               

Up on canyons’ rims
where seedlings find the best light
aging is thirsty.

“Know you do matter”
your five unexpected words
drop like gentle rain

and all of us trees
applaud from our deepest heart
where warm sap fuels earth.






My blog poems are rough drafts.
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© 2018 Susan L. Chast

15 comments:

Sherry Marr said...

This is my favourite poem of yoursEVER. It is simply perfect. And gorgeous. It fills me right up.

Old Egg said...

The world is a beautiful place, constantly thrilling us, surpising us and thw world must look at us with such disappointement. What a beautiful and meaningful poem this is Susan.

Sumana Roy said...

Words that drop like gentle rain are the most precious. How they help in growth from inside. So pure and beautiful thought in these dark days. Love this poem.

Silver said...

This is so beautiful.

I'm coming to realize that this is what the world most needs --- every person in it wants to feel someone(s) reach out and say, "You matter to me." And, "You are beautiful and loved."

We are family. We must act like it before it's too late ... to say anything at all.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Unexpected words, especially words that offer hope and healing, are the best words of all.

Thotpurge said...

Know you do matter... yes that wound feel like gentle nourishing rain! I love how you say "aging is thirsty"...

Vicki Rogers said...

Really lovely poem, Susan.

C. Sandlin said...

This is a poem to breathe around, to commit to the heart. Lovely.

Gillena Cox said...

What a lovely breath of words. And your title did surprise me

much love...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Wow this is beautiful!❤️ You have portrayed such deep emotion in such few words, Susan. Just love how you begin with that glorious first stanza, "aging is thirsty"..❤️

Frank J. Tassone said...

Beautiful imagery, and wonderful sentiment. The stanzas read like haiku, and the poem itself has a wonderful, haikai-esque feel! Great write, Susan!

rallentanda said...

A healing poem filled with love.

KISLAYA GOPAL said...

Such deep poem inspired by nature.
A poem of nurture, of the vitality of life!
Just Wonderful :)

Kim Russell said...

I am in awe of size and beauty of American landscapes and you have captured that in your poem! Ageing is thirsty work for our planet and I love those unexpected words dropping like gentle rain.

Sara McNulty said...

This is a beauty, Susan. I love the lines you used at the end.