Wednesday, 8 April 2015

astonishing moments


those astonishing moments
when the world is filled with
curiosities and possibilities –

have slowed, with age,
to dew drops that, mostly,
evaporate and disappear
into thin air

though still, upon occasion,
an extraordinary encounter
stirs my heart to dolphin leaps
and splashes:  for there
is no greater cause for
hope and exaltation
than the happy promise
that shines in a new life

. . . what a glorious, exhilarating start . . .

and I am profoundly moved and excited
about the adventure of it all . . .
yet again.

note:  the prompt from Poetry Jam this week is “Impossibility/Possibility”.

photo:  Back at the Beginning of Time – W. Bourke

© 2015 W. Bourke  

18 comments:

  1. Wendy, we must never think that no more wonders / impossibilities will come our way. Trust me, it isn't so. Smiles. I truly believe no matter what age a person is there are wonders to be found and impossibilities to be overcome. I think the dolphin leaps of a person of our age are even more glorious than earlier. Why? Because we appreciate them more!

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    1. So true - though (I think sometimes we forget that) and it's good to be reminded, occasionally.

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  2. I hope that dolphin keeps nudging and poking every now and again, all the more so for the joys it brings us through the things we do no matter our age.

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    1. Love the dolphin nudges and pokes. Wonderful image!

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  3. A dolphin is more or less human in many ways. It has similar emotions. If we human s can likewise emulate them leaping up when the situation demands it is interesting to see. Great thoughts Wendy!

    Hank

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  4. Such a wonderful poem... gives off a sense of joy & exhilaration. It argues that nothing is impossible as long as you believe its possible.. beautifully written!!
    xoxo

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  5. You've so exquisitely described this magical cycle of life that never fails to enthrall us and you are one blessed soul to witness such 'happy promise'......love the 'dolphin leaps'...a beautiful poem Wendy...

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  6. Life is full of impossibilities and the wonder of it is perfectly captured in your words.

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  7. Ahh...a new life...what a wonder and a joy it is to see a newborn with so much life and promise ahead of them--and we do get to see it and do it all again a bit through watching them! It is good to be astonished, even with age, and of course, there is always something new that pops up, like those dolphins--well said, Wendy!

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  8. I know! I've experienced those "dolphin leaps" of heart, too! You are so right. What an amazing feeling, captured so well!

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  9. Wendy,

    Love the positivity which leaps out from your poem. I find that with age, I'm almost cancelling out too many things.Then, I can just as easily surprise myself, by letting go..Living for the moment! Lovely poem with energies attached...

    Eileen

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  10. I felt excitement and happiness in reading your verses ~ May the promise of a new life give you joy and boundless adventure ~ Have a good weekend Wendy ~

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  11. I remember when we were surrounded by porpoises when we were out kayaking... it definitely made me feel like a child again... the moments that this happens is becoming rarer and rarer though.. it's like I'm growing numb.

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    1. A few years back, we went out in a zodiac boat into the Pacific off of Vancouver Island on a whale watching expedition - one of the most transcendent experiences of my life (sharing a bit of ocean with these centenarian mammals) and we encountered a pod of dolphins (very similar to porpoises and both are extremely intelligent) leaping and splashing in the water with such joyful, wild glee that the memory of that image has always brought to my mind ... the exhilarating adventure of life. I think humans are born with that fervor for life, as well. Though, as we age, we seem to need little reminders,

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  12. Just when we thought we had seen and experienced it all, Wendy, life does surprise us and we are taken on a wonderful ride of bright, new and stimulating experiences. Your poem expresses this so well!

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  13. You have the special ability to look at a situation or moment and pull out its essence, what's most important. Very relatable!

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  14. This feels so alive with excitement --it is wonderful when we can find those moments. Hope you are well Wendy!

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