Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Poems Worth Memorizing

#321 - Direct Sun in My Bedroom Window - For a short time during the year, the Earth tilts far enough so that early morning sun shines in my bedroom window which faces North. Maybe my window isn't directly North, maybe the house tilts slightly East and that is why it happens? It doesn't matter, I love it. Today was the first day I noticed it had reached this point.

#322 - The Smell of Lilacs in the Breeze - a couple times today it washed over me, without me even being aware lilacs were nearby.

#323 - Touching Simple Pieces of Nature - I spent some time with a 9 month old today exploring different touches in the yard - raspberry leaves, the bark of a tree, dandelion flowers and the dried flowers of some plant that bounced back up when swatted.

#324 - At the state DFL convention a man told me a goal he had for the year was to memorize 10 poems. (He did not know I read or wrote poetry when he said this!) Anyway, he has asked me for some Suggestions of Poems Worth Memorizing and I will be happy to supply them - Naomi Shihab Nye, Wendell Berry, Rumi, Khalil Gibran...

#325 - Returning to My Authentic Self - I don't know if anyone noticed, but my post yesterday felt hollow. It bothered me this morning. It wasn't that anything I wrote was untrue, it just wasn't my deepest truth. I decided I don't need to figure out how to fix it, I can just acknowledge it and today try again.Bold


  1. Hi Tammy,
    you did see you gratitudes though yesterday. Even if you think them hollow or less true, you still found them and took the time to write them down.
    Every day cannot be a Nobelprice for peace :)

    And, as you already know, you made my day yesterday, so maybe unknown to you, your gratitudes did have a goal :)


  2. I also didn't think your gratitudes yesterday were hollow. . . but maybe that's because you said something really nice about me - thanks :)