Friday, March 18, 2011


Dawn Revisited

Imagine you wake up
with a second chance: The blue jay
hawks his pretty wares
and the oak still stands, spreading
glorious shade. If you don't look back,

the future never happens.
How good to rise in sunlight,
in the prodigal smell of biscuits -
eggs and sausage on the grill.
The whole sky is yours

to write on, blown open
to a blank page. Come on,
shake a leg! You'll never know
who's down there, frying those eggs,
if you don't get up and see.

*Rita Dove

*contributed by K

Wishing all of you a beautiful weekend.
xo Ro


  1. a hard week
    for all i believe
    and yet visiting you here
    is always calming
    and inspirational
    you are indeed
    a wise soul
    with great teeth too!
    it can't get
    much better


  2. LOVE this poem. (Thank you K!) Read it late last night before going to bed, and was eager this morning to get up and see who was frying those eggs :)

    I especially like the blue jay's "pretty wares" and the "glorious shade" of the oak. How true. I think the *best* though, is the sky being "blown open to a blank page." Wonderful!

    Wishing everyone some unexpected joys this weekend. xoxo

    P.S. Ro, could you please share, once again, the website that you referenced once. It was the one that you said might be interesting for people who want to listen and maybe work with their was great and somehow it didn't "bookmark" when I thought it did. (Thank you!)

  3. Hi LInda,
    It Has been a tough week, hopefully the next one will have more good news, still small joys abound.

  4. I love "the blue jays pretty wares" too. I think the jays are brighter this year :)

    THe site is" latw" los angeles theater works. Our NPR affiliate in Pasadena has plays Sat evening. They're so much fun to listen to. Like an old radio show. They use to have scads of them to listen to but they might just have one at a time on the site now, still give it a try. I love it.
    I think you click "radio series" check it out.
    Have a good weekend LIsa xoxo

  5. Hiya Ro!

    I think I only missed out on a week or so of posts, but I feel like I've been gone for longer! (I came home from my trip pretty exhausted and with my head full of things that needed thinking... but, in a good way.) Anyway, I just spent a pleasant bit of time catching up on everything and it seems I missed loads of gorgeous jewelry, some great walks, lots of signs of spring, thought-provoking poetry, your typically wonderful photos, and some heartfelt thoughts about those currently suffering in the world. Linda is right -- your site is always a source of inspiration!

    BTW, I "feel your pain" when it comes to both the back spasms (glad you're feeling better!) and the crown (I've got to have an old one replaced at the beginning of next week).

  6. Hi Harsi, Good to have you back. I'm glad you had a good trip!

    See you at the dental office :(