Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Friday, June 3, 2011

Joy

Dance in the flow of life,
fragments of who we were yesterday,
the joy of who we are.
You extend yourself to the universe,
you understand the plight of another.
Your words are kind with understanding,
a simple deed brings you peace.
There is a joy from within,
interpreted to many in different ways,
some find it by saving souls,
others find it in self indulgence.
Joy is simple and yet complicated,
it's sharing a bounty of fish,
it's sharing your heart with someone,
it's drifting and dreaming ocean blue,
it's home with boys I love,
their voices dancing in my soul.

57 comments:

  1. Your first line drew me right in ~ and in writing about joy, I felt a wave of peace wash over me as well!

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  2. yes, a captivating first line
    a wonderful message beautifully penned!

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  3. smiles. what power we have to bring joy or steal it away...

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  4. I'm not sure why, out of all that goodness, my favorite line is, "it's sharing a bounty of fish." It made me smile!

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  5. "it's drifting and dreaming ocean blue"
    I'm really drawn to this one. There's just something mystical and joyous about the ocean. This was a joy to read. :)

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  6. finding joy in the little things. and in the dance.
    I hear ya!

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  7. Joy is simpled and yet complicated for sure...what a lovely line. It will stick with me the rest of the day, as will the rest of your magical words.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  8. It's home with boys I love. Indeed.

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  9. I love the idea of joy as sharing. I think you are right. Joy isn't something you experience alone. It has to be shared.

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  10. Adrienne,happy it brought you peace..:)

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  11. Brian...smiles...a choice...

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  12. Thank you, Caroline. It makes me smile too. :)

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  13. Thank you, Colleen. I love the ocean :)

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  14. Brook, the little things are really the big ones :)

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  15. Thank you,Ameena. How nice of you to say that :)

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  16. Molly,yes...sharing is a joy :)

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  17. I love this, ayala. Joy is so many things and reading this is joyful and joy-filled.

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  18. So lyrical! I love the lines "it's sharing your heart with someone" and "it's home with boys I love".

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  19. wonderful!



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  20. I like the cadence of the words. And love the image of your son's voices dancing in your soul. So beautiful.

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  21. The best joy is shared joy. :)

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  22. Melissa, it is the best joy!

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  23. beautiful and heartfelt, as usual. <3

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  24. "Joy is simple and yet complicated,
    it's sharing a bounty of fish,
    it's sharing your heart with someone,
    it's drifting and dreaming ocean blue,
    it's home with boys I love,
    their voices dancing in my soul."

    Beautiful! :)

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  25. swoon. beautifully stated - joy is unique to each of us. I pray that mine is always found in something beyond myself.

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  26. You have an interesting blog. Your pics are beautiful. Looking forward to your future postings. Greetings from Indiana...Heidi

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  27. so true...Joy is simple and yet complicate or complex...the most mundane moments can bring the deepest joy...lovely poem ayala

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  28. Rachelle, when it's outside ourselves it's the best! I hope you always have it!

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  29. Thank you, Heidi. I appreciate your kind words.

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  30. Ayala, your words are so beautiful ... and the last lines resonate in my heart deeply. You are a really gifted poet.

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  31. For only getting six words a line, you certainly make it look easy! Beautiful words, flowing out with soothing and lyrical ease - it sounds a lovely home, and one could ask for nothing more, than the sweet sweet song of family dancing through one's soul...

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  32. Thank you,Leslie. I hope you dance....

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  33. Chris, this is a sweet comment and it made me smile :)

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  34. Ayala, I have missed your beautiful words so much! I have not been in blogland as much as I wish lately because I have been buckling-down with my songwriting.

    But it's food for my dancing soul to be back here.

    A simple act to bring peace, so lovely, as is this whole poem.

    THANK YOU for being you and sharing your wisdom and grace.

    xoxoox

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  35. soooo beautiful Ayala...may you be blessed with effervescent joy arising form Source deep within you!

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  36. Ayala,

    There is a sweet sense of satin in this verse. It flows in a silky way and, yes, I agree with the others who have remarked that joy is to be shared. I love this.

    Namaste..........cj

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  37. Thank you, Jannie. You always say the sweetest things.xoxo

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  38. Thank you, Laura. I wish the same for you!

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  39. Thank you,Claudia. Namaste.

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  40. Your poetry is so very natural ayala!

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  41. I am touched by this poem Ayala, especially with those words: "Joy is simple and yet complicated,
    it's sharing a bounty of fish,
    it's sharing your heart with someone,
    it's drifting and dreaming ocean blue,
    it's home with boys I love,
    their voices dancing in my soul."

    I totally agree with these words, absolutely beautiful, it's what keeps the spirit alive. ((-:

    Have a lovely weekend, with sunshine & smiles! ^___^

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