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Sunday, January 10, 2010

There Will Be Time

Oh, how I'm loving the below poem--such a gentle reminder to be here now. To trust that there is time to write, to paint, to travel, to lounge in cafes, to do good in the world. I don't have to push away my nows, thinking the tomorrows will be better or more. I can sink into this mommy world; meditate on the sweetness of their little feet and hands and freckles, sink into the brown of their eyes and the chunk of their cheeks, know that I am doing good here and now, in the warmth and coziness of my little home.


My living, breathing, beautiful pieces of art, how much you teach me.


"Sisters" 


Poem written by Peggy O'mara

There is time still
for sitting in cafes
in paris
sipping wine.
Time still
for going to meet the guru.
There is time still.
Now I am caring for eternity.
Carry bodies soft with sleep
to beds of flowered quilts and pillows.
Answering cries deep out of nighttime fears.
Buckling shoes.
Opening doors.
Pretending.
My soul now is dwelling in the house of tomorrow.
Tomorrow there will be time for long leisurely conversations,
for poems to write,
and dances to perform.
Time still.
So i surrender now to them to this,
knowing it is they who will teach me how to do it all.

4 comments :

  1. "My living, breathing, beautiful pieces of art, how much you teach me".

    That says is all!

    What a beautiful poem! So true!
    "There is time still".

    "So i surrender now to them to this"...

    So powerful!

    Thank you for sharing your loving heart.

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  2. Man I love that poem. What a beautiful combination with your painting! Exhale.....thank you for the constant reminders!

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  3. i used to have that poem on my desktop!

    so true, and an important reminder.

    i always call z my sweetest jewel. :)

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  4. Hi Julia. I was going to tell you how much I liked this poem on my way out of the coffee shop this morning... but then one of the smalls started melting down and we had to do the skadaddle. You know how it is. ;) Hope you enjoyed some peace and quiet, and tea with your friend.

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♥ Julia