Sunday, May 31, 2009

Poetry Train Monday - 103 - Taste Life

Continuing with a journal I wrote seven years ago, where I examined positive and negative reactions to people, things and circumstances, here is my latest found poem. I've taken a section of my notes concerning positive emotional reactions, and have reworked them into a poem.

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Taste Life

Any and all kinds
Fill me with
And joy

Shrub cutting
That first tiny green shoot
Dormant buds in spring
Intense thrill
Goes through me

Physical exertion
Being able to
Work my body
Not accompanied by asthma
Makes me feel strong and very happy

When I dance
Get into the dance trance
Extreme feeling
Of empowerment
The funkier the better

When my dog
Cuddles up to me
When we're on
The couch
Deeply-felt well-being

Densely satisfying things
Rice, beans, oatmeal
Lentils and bread
Taste life

Encircled with family love
Being hugged
Having a rub
Husband's sexy voice
Beautiful smile and deep blue eyes

Melt inside
Almost unbearable
Exquisite feeling of being truly alive

- Julia Smith, 2009 / original text 2002

Bobbi says "Husband's sexy voice
Beautiful smile and deep blue eyes" You could have been talking about my hubby!

Thomma Lyn says Visiting your blog makes me smile.

Gautami Tripathy says This is such a positive poem. Loved it!


Unknown said...

Very nice!

"Husband's sexy voice
Beautiful smile and deep blue eyes"

You could have been talking about my hubby!

Thomma Lyn said...

Julia, you are such a delightful, positive person. Visiting your blog makes me smile. What a touching poem about appreciating life's joys.

Deeptesh said...

rosy and profound.....I'm back from d train.tried to laeve a comment before but couldn't get to u.Pls c my poem for the well.

anthonynorth said...

It's always good to remember those joys.

Flowerpot said...

That's made my day - such a lovely appreciation of life's joys....

gautami tripathy said...

This is such a positive poem. Loved it!

countries lay scattered on ground

Anonymous said...

You guys look so cute together. :)

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Ooooo very very nice, Julia! I love your poetry.

Travis Cody said...

I like that line, "densely satisfying things". Very descriptive.

Ailurophile said...

Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it, and also for your kind words of support over at my blog. They mean alot. Wishing you success with your work in Tasmania. It's a lovely place. Have a great week :)

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Bobbi - Aren't sexy voices irresistable?

Thomma Lyn - Believe it or not, I was kind of down last week, deep in the grip of yet another migraine. I needed to perk myself up.

Deeptesh - I sometimes have trouble getting to your blog, too - but I persist!

Anthony - I was happy to find the joys I'd written about 7 years ago were pretty much the same today.

Flowerpot - Glad to be of service!

Gautami - Thanks!

Isabella - Apparently, we'll never grow up...

Jennifer - Thanks!

Travis - I like substance in everything. I'm so far from 'light and fluffy'!

Ailurophile - I wish I could go there for real. But YouTube helps an incredible amount. I watch lots of footage taken in Tasmania when I'm writing about it.

Jeeves said...

Cute one. Lovely pictures.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yeah, okay. I'm running late with things, and this certainly deserved to get seen sooner. It's wonderful, Julia! Very beautiful and such a neat look at you. The funky dancing evoked such a great image. I grinned.