Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Anchored Here

http://dversepoets.com/2011/08/09/open-link-night-4/

The sun hovers low,
like a helicopter parent.
The ocean glistens,
from the light.
Lobster pots decorate the water,
like berries on a flat pancake.
Bridges of yesterday,
erect in my mind.
Play, rewind,
the chatter is loud,
even though I am anchored
in the moment.
Even though I am grateful for today.

88 comments:

  1. like a helicopter parent...smiles. some lovely touches...if only we could anchor those moments...smiles...

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  2. 'the chatter is loud' ..yep. *sigh* Lovely poem.

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  3. the bridges of yesterday, playing rewind...i know what you mean...happened to me just lately in a very unexpected moment...being anchored in the moment is a beautiful pic ayala

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  4. Beautiful. Sometimes we can try to re-live the [ast that we enjoyed but, there is no going back. There is only the now that matters.
    This says it so eloquently.

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  5. That first line is just masterly--love it--and the whole poem is solid and tight. Good stuff, ayala.

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  6. I love this thought...the beautiful balance of living in the present enriched by the past. Besides that, whenever I click on the link to your blog I know I get to see a beautiful reminder of my past...that dog. Smiles.

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  7. Beautiful ... you captured today very well ~

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  8. 'helicopter parent'....hovering! LOL!

    Nice poem.

    Lady Nyo

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  9. Simply beautiful.
    Loved the visual of "helicopter parent".

    Nicely done!

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  10. The sun is not as sinister and as agenda oriented as a helicopter parent.

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  11. ..i like the similes you made here... and some really adorable lines and wisdom.. i enjoyed it.. thank you!

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  12. Adrienne, sigh...the chatter...quiet :)

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  13. Such cool details in this. And the first two lines made me grin!

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  14. Thank you, Claudia. It's hard when we are on this roller coaster....

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  15. Thank you, Daydreamertoo. :)

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  16. Thank you, Joy. I appreciate it.

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  17. Victoria, I am glad that Daisy brings back sweet memories of your dog.

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  18. Zongrik, you made me smile. Not easy being a helicopter parent or trying not to be one.

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  19. Thank you, Kelvin. I am glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  20. A lovely write. So happy to have found you through dVerse :)

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  21. Thank you, Diana. It is nice to meet you :)

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  22. Love this image: "Lobster pots decorate the water,
    like berries on a flat pancake."

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  23. Love the imagery (the lobster pots like berries), and the thought of being anchored and grateful for today, even while the past can still make some noise.:) Lovely.

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  24. Thanks, Randy. Right now the ocean is filled with the lobster pots...it's pretty amazing.

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  25. yes, it is a gift to know how to be "anchored in the moment." I like the phrase "like a helicopter parent," too :)

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  26. Thank you, Leslie. It is a gift to know how but sometimes even though we know how, we don't succeed. :)

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  27. Wonderful capture of a special moment.

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  28. "Lobster pots decorate the water,
    like berries on a flat pancake."
    LOVE this

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  29. There are memories, and there is today. Both are being exquisitely lived!
    Gratefully,
    Steve E
    PEACE!

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  30. It is so nice when you are able to anchor yourself after the past rewinds. Not always an easy thing to do. I've been struggling with it a bit lately. Lovely images, Ayala :)

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  31. bridging the today with visiting (and re-visiting) the yesterdays, while - and perhaps because you are "anchored in the moment" and "grateful for today."
    Lovely write (like the imagery) :)

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  32. Why is it sometimes the chatter is loud when it should just not be there at all?

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  33. Thank you, Evelyn. I appreciate it. :)

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  34. Thank you, Lori. I've been having a problem with that myself lately as well.

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  35. Thank you, Debbie. I appreciate it. :)

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  36. Lauren, why does the chatter remain and when it goes away, it's only for a brief time?

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  37. Like a helicopter parent! I love it!

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  38. Beautiful poem, rich with imagery. Some good advice to heed! Love the "like a helicopter parent" line.

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  39. You use simile with excellent effect, here, Ayala. Nicely done.

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  40. This is my first visit to your blog.
    Very nice post. Enjoyed the word play.

    ☮Siggi in Downeast Maine


    www.siggiofmaine.wordpress.com

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  41. great use of language...and some really nice imagery in this.

    Love this line "like a helicopter parent."

    enjoyed this very much Ayala.

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  42. yesterday, today seem to roll into one at times.. hard to tell apart..
    lovely poem ..lovely indeed.

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  43. Thank you, Lynne. Some days do roll one into another... :)

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  44. This is an excellent piece, so clear and beautiful

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  45. I've missed reading your beautiful poetry and am grateful that today, I got to come visit. To read your soothing words. Thank you.

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  46. so simplistic and yet it digs so deep, too bad not everyone can pen their thoughts like this!

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  47. Thank you, Denise. I have missed seeing you here, nice to have you back.

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  48. Wonderful flow and tempo to this piece. Lovely write ~ Rose

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  49. Ayala,
    WE are being today what was orchestrated from yesterday. Often times though the episodes get repeated. Been there myself. Beautiful writing!

    Hank

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  50. A lovely poem and reflection of a moment in your day.

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  51. Thank you, Pandamoniumcat. :)

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  52. I like the idea of the sun as a helicopter parent and the lobster pot image too. Very enjoyable.

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  53. 73 Comments?! WoW!


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  54. The past finds a way to sit in our present, doesn't it?

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  55. Arresting imagery and a great economy of language mark this as a very accomplished write.

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  56. Your imagery is so crisp and so clear, ayala. "anchored in the moment" - that's just the best way to live.

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  57. That first sentence says so much, with few words. Great imagery Ayala. Your poetry the right blending between imagery and emotion.

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  58. Rudri, thank you, my friend.

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  59. Ugh. I totally agree. Sometimes you just can't get yesterday out of your mind. Beautiful poem.

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  60. the bridges of yesterday go up quickly, they do.
    marvelous sentiment and landing.

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