Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Joy

Joy

When the stitches around
a patch
hold;
When the stones fit
and fullfill 
a mathematical prophecy;

When the rubble
stops falling
from a torn house;
When the soil
holds the lake
from leaking into the fire;

When the speech
between minds
resonates 
and creates something new;
When eyes
can see
the clear beauty
in themselves;

When the tree
grows around
the rusting fence;
When the seedling
emerges,
and after a lifetime
returns to the dust;

When the machine
overcomes
the unforeseen;
When the cycle
continues.

-Robert L. Jackson III


Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United


12 comments:

  1. Wonderful examples of joy. May we all see it in our eyes. Enjoyed this so much.

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  2. Nicely done! I can feel each completing its purpose and wanting applause!

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  3. Yes, all of those ways. Happy New Year, Rob!

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  4. Joy in the small things. Happy New Year !

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  5. Indeed!! When the speech
    between minds resonates
    and creates something new .... this for me is the most joyous! Nicely done!

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  6. Yes, Rob! You have 'nailed' joy!

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  7. you done well rob
    good luck!
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  8. This actually my heart joyful. There is tender joy in each moment -

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  9. Such a perfect fit of word and feeling - i particularly liked those stones and the numbers adding up...the world feels right when balanced like an equation..

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  10. Some lovely depictions of joy :D

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  11. I especially like the first stanza.

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