Today is a poem

Today is a poem
a pile-up of moments
unspooling words
like urgent

there is a secret
and you are in on it

be still
for a short time

your life is waiting
for you to notice it
it will bloom.

– Samantha Reynolds

I found this gorgeous poem on the beautiful site Bentlily, which shares a poem a day.  I highly recommend it.

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  1. Posted July 13, 2012 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    I saw that site too, and thought it lovely.
    Why is it that it takes so much more effort and intention for me to read (short) poems than longer prose?

  2. Posted July 13, 2012 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Love this, and Bentlily – so happy to have poetry back in my life. Isn’t it funny, how we lose touch with things we loved early in our lives, then find them again. Wonderful.

    Thank you! XOXO

  3. Posted July 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    I love it when we flourish … the Arete way is when our life is like a garden in full bloom on a Summer’s day.

  4. Posted July 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    wow, this is lovely.

  5. Posted July 30, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Lindsey –

    Thanks so much for sharing bentlily with your readers on your beautiful blog. Amber is an absolutely talented poet (, but the one you’ve posted here is mine. Either way, delighted to see the poem here!