She never once looked in a mirror.
Never recognized her own beauty.
Never thanked the bees for their kisses.

She only had eyes for the sun.

He came and he went, barely noticing her presence.
He spread his light and warmth all around,
ambivalent, benevolent.

He never played favorites.
He warmed her heart with whispers of tomorrow.
He was always on time.

Each day, she grew taller, reaching for him.

One day he did not come.
The sky was covered in a blanket of gray,
so sad that it cried.

She saw herself for the first time,
a reflection in a drop of rain,
thirst quenched.

She knew then what she needed.


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  • Debi August 9, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Ahh, back to beautiful, beautiful words. Love this little tale of awakening. And PS – I always think of the sun as a she. Also the moon. When you began to talk of he, I thought “who he”? 🙂

  • julia August 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    This is just beautiful.

  • Kathryn August 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    What a beautiful post and the story it tells. I was captivated.

  • Skye August 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Kelly!!! I love you!! 🙂

  • Steph August 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Your words and images are beautiful. Thank you.

  • Amy August 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    heartbreaking and lovely. i am speechless and breathless. ♥

  • Liv @ Choosing Beauty August 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Love this, Kelly! Reminds me of a recent post I did where I saw ME reflected in a raindrop clinging to a flower!!

  • amy (cypress sun) August 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    beautiful ~

  • Nana August 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Ditto to all the above !!!

  • Carola August 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    This is so beautiful! I love it!

  • fourdaysaweek August 10, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Kelly, love how you capture the moment and the possibilities that awakened with each line of your poem. Thanks so much for bringing beauty to our day. -Mia

  • Jillsy August 10, 2010 at 11:42 am

    what wonderful wordplay! love it!

  • elk August 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    kelly the bloom and words are intwined

  • Frida August 10, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous image and the words touch my heart. Thanks Kelly!

  • Vonda August 11, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I love it that it took me a while to ‘get it’…I always just want the sun and I never understand why we need the rain–until we ‘get it’–lovely.

  • Michael Douglas Jones August 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    This is just enough; just enough to express the ineffable.

  • A Box of Chocolates August 15, 2010 at 1:05 am

    incredible i love this post amazing


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