a day to remember the precious ground upon which our feet trod and the grass or sand that covers it
a day to get hands dirty, pulling weeds, trimming trees, listening to the water as it tumbles into the stream
find a place of stillness and go within, a face in the sun, a face in the wind
say thank you and plant another tree, flower, bush, or seed
enjoy your earth, your garden, your tree
How can I live here with all this grief…
… with all these memories and little relief?
How can I live here without being?
How can I live here and still breathe?
Faith. Trust. A hug. A hand. A shared prayer.
… Just Believe – He answered, He appeared.
© Anita Adams 5/7/2018
Dreams, like clouds
visible to the eye
just out of reach
time to pull the clouds down
step on them like a magic carpet
flying high above the pines
to foreign lands and islands
painting rainbows in the sky
smiling all the while
until my heart calls me back to the ground
to play in the sand
find my oak tree
and lay my head down
© Anita Adams 2018
what does it mean
what will it bring
what are your dreams
mine are filled with some of these….
writing, hiking, and more snaps
travels, walking and taking naps
a grandson arrives in Februar
so does the winter and perhaps more white hair
in the Spring, a little more sunshine gives way to plant more trees and a garden to til
up to my elbows in poetry, a book and art
no day or night should pass without a kiss to my heart
peace I believe begins with me
seeds to be sown one letter at a time
A is for Alicia, B for Bed, C for Cathy, D for Dad, E for Elephant, F for Faith, G for Gretchen, H for Home, I for Italy, J for the Joy still unknown
sow seeds of love and peace, of green trees and saplings, breathe oxygen into this space
© Anita Adams 12/29/2017
Someone once asked Where does love go when the lights go out?
Love is love – it’s an action – it’s a dance – it’s a balancing act
Loss brings one to their knees – to the ground – spinning them around
Love is loss turned inside out and upside down
Where does love go when the lights go out? To sleep I imagine – to dream – to hope and believe.