Friday, December 28, 2007

For me...for my 54th birthday



I Am I See

I am a child born of snowdrops
in a land
where
raindrops
rule
the skies.
I am mid-century woman
and
I am a
child
of the ‘60s.
I am Mother and Wife.
Friend
and Foe.
I am Fire
and I am Ice.
I am changeless
and then
I change
yet again.
Where rivers run deepest
is where
I dwell,
in the dark waters
where shadows dance
in the passing
light.
I am passion and I am pain.
I see peace
in
the ocean’s
rage.
I see freedom on
the wings of
the osprey.
I am the daughter of
sorrows
who found forgiveness
in the end.
I am a woman
and in my hands
I see
time.
I see years of
a Life well-lived.
I see me
and I see
serenity.

11 comments:

lanie said...

you're a day early stinker!
I know I've said this before but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)
Tomorrow I'm going out to shoot some snow photos with my new camera...you'll have to come by Flickr and check them out. We got about 5 inches today but now it's melting! AT NIGHT! geesh.
Love you Kris! I really hope you enjoy your day.

MissKris said...

I know, but I got inspired tonite, Lanie, haha! Can you send me your Flickr account link so I can view the pics? I was SO impressed with the photos you sent to me in with your recent card. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes!

Judy said...

Great writing, Kris.

Hope your birthday is wonderful!

(i really like your new site, by the way!)

Jane Doh ! said...

So beautiful Kris....I wish I could write as passionately as you do, without having to be angered.. haha. Happy Birthday Sweet One ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Have a great day today!! And many more!!
Elizabeth

MissKris said...

Thank you so much, everyone! And Elizabeth...as soon as you let me know your email server is up and running again I'll be sending one off to you!

Dee said...

Hi Kris!
As we're speedily headed into 2008, It occurs to me that we've known of each since 2005. That's a long while. I've had many stops with my journal, but yours lasted the duration. It was a comfort to me each time I re-began my journal to have you welcome me back with open arms.

It's sad to see you move on, but I understand that sometimes one must move on to grow.

I really enjoyed your poetry. It's so expressive and enlightening. Your poetry and thoughts always are. That's why I try to visit you each day.

I just wanted to stop in and wish you & your family a wonderful safe & Happy New Year!

Take care, my friend.
Dee
:)

Lanie said...

Here's a link to my Flickr account. If it doesn't work just go to Flickr.com and type in my screen name (Laniee75)...http://www.flickr.com/photos/laniee75/
All the pretty snow melted by the time we got out there but it was still a worthwhile outing :)
I hope you're having a Blessed birthday!

Marty said...

This is a beautiful poem. Happy Birthday!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Your poem is really beautiful - I hope a lot of people get to read it. I also love the photo. You really have an artists eye. Happy Birthday!

Terra said...

WOW, I really enjoyed that - to be that content with oneself! Wonderful