Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Little pockets and corners -

William Stafford rose early each morning and wrote. I love this poem about the early morning hours.  I was reading recently that our view of time is influenced by how we use and value it, so the more we are "present" for the moments, the more we seem to have, to remember, process, and digest.  It makes sense.  Awareness is Key!



Any Morning

Just lying on the couch and being happy.
Only humming a little, the quiet sound in the head.
Trouble is busy elsewhere at the moment, it has
so much to do in the world.

People who might judge are mostly asleep; they can't
monitor you all the time, and sometimes they forget.
When dawn flows over the hedge you can
get up and act busy.

Little corners like this, pieces of Heaven
left lying around, can be picked up and saved.
People wont even see that you have them,
they are so light and easy to hide.

Later in the day you can act like the others.
You can shake your head. You can frown.

~ William Stafford ~


(The Way It Is)

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