Wednesday, 30 May 2012

What I Was Grateful For Today.

5am kitty paw patting my face,
the silence as I walk through the house, 
outside the garden rings with birdsong,
peacock, pheasant, finch,

this evening,
sun salutations in the heat,
the window open to no effect,
we toil and persist and sweat,
crows in the hot, still air outside have 'India' in their cries,

and in the silence of shavasana at the end,
I give thanks for the normal, familiar day that came between,


Carrie said...

Wow! This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. This is a good daily practice to write a short poem about your gratitude :)

Mom said...

Beautiful. Thank you for the lovely reminder to be always grateful.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Such a peaceful looking room..... ahhhh......

Jess said...

Lovely, I'm captured within your words. :)
Jess xx

Mimi said...

Beautiful room! Must be such a pleaseure to do yoga there.
Ciara, I just love that last bit about giving thanks for a normal, familiar day that came between. I love to give thanks for a day, and a normal day is a lot to be grateful for, in my book.

Belated but sincere good wishes to your Junior Cert student, and the supporting role too, it's not easy to watch our (little) ones go forth to strut their stuff!

Rebecca S. said...

A good way to bookend the day, indeed! (Although 5 am is a little on the early side for me). I love the summer beach photo with the happy face towel - such a blue sky!
Summer will arrive here sometime soon I do hope!