Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Today is the Day!

What are the things you are dreaming about doing? It could really be anything.

Do you dream about having lunch at some sweet little cafe that you just drive by all the time and never stop to enjoy?

Do you dream of having some real block of time to do something just for you?

Do you dream of bringing some idea to reality?

Well, today is the day! Today is a good day to pick berries.

All you need is to JUST DO IT. Is that trademarked by Nike? Well, it's good advice.
It's been raining here for a few days. I actually love the rain. I will stand out in the cold, under an umbrella, and just watch it come down around me. I like to watch the tree limbs become heavy with water. I like to feel the squishy grass under my feet. I like to watch the raindrops as they make ripples in the little puddles on the ground. There are few other better ways of slowing down time.
So, with those things in mind, I wrote this little poem this evening. For some reason, I seem to have this idea that poetry that doesn't rhyme is "better", but I like to rhyme, dammit. This one doesn't rhyme. I'm experimenting. Bear with me...

Today is the Day
by Tally Oliveau

Take my hand
and let's pick berries
in the garden
after the rain.

Smell the wet slate.
Breathe in deep,
eyes closed,
sun on your face.

Listen to the low twitter
of birds in the bath,
sparkling dew drops
hanging overhead.

Today is a good day
for picking berries.
Plump.
Sweet.
Berries.

2 comments:

sandee said...

You never fail to amaze me! Yet another BEAUTIFUL poem by sweet Tally!

Julie said...

I like your poem and your pictures!

And I LOVE the rain!
This is my favorite kind of weather!