Thursday, March 29, 2012

For sharing...

Welcome Morning

There is joy
in all:
in the hair I brush each morning,
in the cannon towel, newly washed,
that I rub my body with each morning
 in the chapel of eggs I cook
each morning,
in the outcry from the kettle
that heats my coffee
each morning,
in the spoon and the chair
that cry "hello there, Anne"
each morning,
in the godhead of the table
that I set my silver, plate, cup, upon
each morning.

All this is G-od,
right here in my pea-green house
each morning
and I mean,
though often forget, to give thanks,
to faint down by the kitchen table
in a prayer of rejoicing
as the holy birds at the kitchen window
peck into their marriage of seeds.

So while I think of it,
let me paint a thank-you on my palm
for this G-od, this laughter of the morning
lest it go unspoken.

The Joy that isn't shared, I've heard,
dies young.

- Anne Sexton -

(found on,
image by Anka Zhuravleva)

xxx elle

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