Turn around, bright eyes

Turning (photo by Susan D)

turn around, bright eyes

turn around, bright world

turn around, shadow river

turn around and sing your song, again and again, the melody of  river your bed and the sun overhead

setting and rising, setting and rising

turn around, bright eyes, this weekend soon turns to next

river wash us clean

in inspiration

trilling the heart which beats its morning drum

sings through the years

turn around, bright eyes

open palms

release all

except this precious day, this precious turning,

and even now it’s gone

onto the next turning

and the next

and the sacred next

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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22 Responses to Turn around, bright eyes

  1. holessence says:

    “trilling the heart which beats its morning drum”


  2. Susan D says:

    Quite simply …. LOVE!

    • Kathy says:

      Love…yes…everywhere. Thank you for your magnificent photo, Susan. It is the hands-down winner of all our river photos. Don’t you love it when the camera does something wild & crazy and produces art?

  3. fountainpen says:

    Kathy: What a lovely phrase: “the sacred next”…
    I shall use when grieving with others at their loved ones’ deaths…
    “the sacred next”….yes, what an image….how very very special…
    thank you, sincerely, thank you for the life that you live in order for
    you to have such insight and such words about such wordlessness.


    • Kathy says:

      Fountainpen, I love that phrase, too. The sacred next. And the sacred next. So glad that it will be used to comfort those who may have difficulty imagining a sacred next at such a time.

  4. Colleen says:

    Kathy, how profound and beautiful!! And echoing fountainpen’s recognition and gratitude for the life you live and so willingly share with your words and your heart.

    • Kathy says:

      Colleen, it almost feels impossible not to share. It feels like something deeper keeps bubbling forth, bubbling up, and the expression brings me joy. I am only delighted that some others enjoy the bubbles as well. 🙂

  5. Release all, except this precious day!


    • Kathy says:

      So hard, sometimes, to release, isn’t it? It is for me. But when I release everything except this preciousness–or incorporate everything into the sense of preciousness–the day feels sacred, indeed. Thanks, Kim.

  6. barb says:

    Yes, live in the moment as life makes its turns. The photo makes me a little dizzy – I like it!

  7. Elisa's Spot says:

    I did not visit the river today. I did spin.

  8. Robin says:

    I love this. Just… love it. 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks, Robin. I felt this huge emotional connection to the way life turns and tried to express it. Not sure that the emotions connected exactly in words, but it was a good try!

  9. Barbara says:

    Echoing Kimberly… Release all, except this precious day… is perfect…
    Beautiful poem and great picture!
    “The eye is the first circle” ~ Emerson

    • Kathy says:

      Thank you so much, Barbara. Sitting quietly pondering “They eye is the first circle.” That is beautiful. Will bring that turning into this day.

  10. Carol says:

    “the sacred next” – such an open, promising, wonderful phrase.

  11. Cindy Lou says:

    Thank you – once again – for reminding me about the sacredness of each moment. Lovely, lovely!

    • Kathy says:

      We all need to keep nudging one another. Remember, remember, life is short… And to open our eyes to see what’s all around us in such beauty. That’s what I’m trying to remember, anyway.

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