Sun Kissed Days

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Waterlilies




In my dream,
the layers of fog engulf me,
waterlilies dancing on the water.
They sway gently ,
as time marches forward.
Dad,
when I looked at Monet's waterlilies,
I imagined you there with me.
You would stay beside me,
as we would lose ourselves in the
beauty of the moment.
You would inhale it,
the way I did.
We would take it in slow breaths,
you would tell me about his life,
his love,
his passion,
because you would know.
Dad you were,
a lover of life,
a lover of beauty,
a poet,
a dreamer.
You never lost the hunger to live,
and love.
In my dream we reunite,
and I weep ,
I want to stay in your arms.
I want the dream to last forever.

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104 comments:

  1. a heart puller...a lovely note to your dad as well...a great picture to envision him in as well...

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  2. sounds like your dad was an awesome man ayala...heartfelt and real..and i also love monet's waterlilies

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  3. This is so wonderful ~ gentle, pure. Standing in front of those paintings (and I got to do it many times) is one of the highlights of my life. Imagine the stirring of countless souls who've stood inhaling that beauty....

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  4. Always love having a glimpse into your heart. Missed you.

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  5. This is so sweet and wistful...your dad sounds like a wonderful man and what a precious memory you have of him.

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  6. This is heartfelt & breathtaking Ayala ~ I so get the realm of our dream world ~ I believe there is a portal to love through our dreams ¸.✿´´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ

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  7. This made me cry Ayala. You are cut from your father's wonderful cloth of beauty and grace.

    xoxo

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  8. Nice tribute... I miss my dad too and we work side by side in a garden with blooms reaching to the heavens.

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  9. What a gift to have a father who saw beauty everywhere. Lovely, Ayala :)

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  10. I can certainly relate to this with my own dad. I get emotional when I think about him and how much of my happy childhood I can directly link to him. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem.

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  11. Awww you really loved your dad and it shows. he must have been a fabulous man.
    Brian said you can't leave me a not for some reason. Have no idea why

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  12. beautiful. a very special relationship you had with your Dad.

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  13. Thank you, Claudia. He was a great man and I miss him so much...

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  14. Adrienne...inhaling that beauty makes my soul soar.

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  15. Thank you, Kristi. I have missed you. I hope all is well with you and your family.

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  16. Thank you, Anna. I was blessed to have him as my dad. :)

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  17. Jannie...you made me cry with your comment...my mom always said that I was like him. Thank you. xoxo.

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  18. Wolfsrosebud...so hard when you love someone..I think we miss them forever. Sorry about your dad.

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  19. Thank you, Lori. It was a gift...he always made me feel loved.

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  20. Thank you, Adura. It's a blessing having a good dad. :)

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  21. Daydreamertoo, it's been three weeks that I try to leave a comment and it kicks me out saying that the code is an error. :( I wanted your email so that I can leave you a note. Your poem was beautiful and I wanted to let you know. Please send me your email.

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  22. Thank you, Oceangirl. It was ....

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  23. Just beautiful, ayala. A lovely way to share the memory of your father with us--dreams like that can make you cry, they're so real.

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  24. Hi Ayala! I really enjoyed 'sensing' and 'feeling' the sentiments you shared in your poem. Like a 'watercolor' painting in words!

    And isn't this what we all need to do sometimes? "...lose ourselves in the
    beauty of the moment..."

    Lovely, thanks for sharing Ayala!
    Roger ☺

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  25. thank you for sharing your treasure with us-



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  26. Makes me sad that my dad is no longer here and that I could never share moments of like that with him when he was.

    The Monet waterlilies make the whole poem really work.

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  27. This is a beautiful tribute to your father.

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  28. 88 Ivorys

    Hey Dad,
    I love you
    You ornery old bastard
    Drinkin' Jack Daniels
    And cussin' like a merchant marine
    Which you were
    "Da Dit Da Da", Daddy
    Telegraph operator you were
    Got to see the world by boat
    Which is more than I can say
    Cantankerous, off the wall,
    Out of the box
    All of it goes for me, too
    Except cantankerous
    No I have the graces
    While you didn't even
    Tie your shoelaces
    Smokin' up a storm
    Like your whole generation did
    And it killed you
    I was there
    When you finally coughed up
    What was left of your lungs
    But, Dad you played that piano
    Like no other
    I got the Blues real young
    BB King, Howlin' Wolf
    Mose Allison, John Lee Hooker
    Yeah, I got ‘dem blues
    Then I took up harmonica
    That was it, Pop.
    That's what I 'll remember
    You and me playin' the blues.
    Like whites boys don’t never.

    One_Love Tiger Windwalker

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  29. This is so beautiful. What a precious gift you were to each other, I know.

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  30. I had a lump in my throat while reading it. I miss my dad..

    a song, this is?

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  31. The dream, the waterlilies, you build into your poem the foundation of love between you, beautiful and affecting.

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  32. My dad was a lover of beauty too. I wish I had more time to learn from him, to share the moments you mentioned here. Instead, we can admire beauty and life as they would have.

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  33. A moving and heartfelt tribute to your father. Loved reading this. I'm sure he felt proud to have helped shape the talent and genuine emotion expressed so eloquently here.

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  34. Aside from the deserved tribute to Dad, the water lily is a great image to choose...like the lily, we are suspended between two worlds, dreaming and reality. This is great leap of the imagination. A very moving and polished work.

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  35. The eternal transcendence of dream and memory. A very touching, personal piece, dear.
    Gene

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  36. Very touching piece in honor of such a beautiful relationship. Lovely ~ Rose

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  37. Lovely. It makes me miss my grandmother, who although still alive, lives very far away. I don't get to hug her as often as I'd like.

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  38. i miss my dad, too. you always write such tender verses about yours...

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  39. A fine elegy to someone you love and miss. Your words were poignant and loving. Thank you.

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  40. Such loving words full of nostalgia.

    As for Monet's lilies, they really are quite something. I stared at a massive piece at the MoMA recently and I felt I could almost walk into the water.

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  41. your words are my words here. your thoughts are my thoughts. you say it perfectly for me and my pop, too:)

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  42. Hello.
    My dad never got to see me become the man I am today...he died when I was in my early teens. Even though I only had him in my life for a short time, I loved him dearly & I know he loved me.

    You obviously loved your dad too & that comes across in this touching poem.

    Beautifully expressed.

    Thanks for sharing & for visiting.

    The Last Kiss

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  43. Joy...so real that it hurts when you wake up...

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  44. Hi Roger,
    We have to lose ourselves in the moment, so true. Thank you for writing a lovely comment. I am glad that you enjoyed my sharing :)

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  45. Colleen...makes me sad that you didn't have these moments with him :(

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  46. Tiger, thank you for sharing! :)

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  47. Thank you, Patricia. True we were to each other...

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  48. Gautami...I am sorry about your dad. :(

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  49. Lauren, I am sorry. I wish you had more time with him. We are never ready to let go of the ones that are so close...my dad, your dad...so hard.

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  50. Thank you, James. What a lovely thing to say.

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  51. Thank you, Steve. I appreciate your thoughts. :)

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  52. Thank you, Rose. It was a beautiful relationship and no matter what happened between us we always loved each other. That is a true gift.

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  53. Mel...I understand how you feel. My grandmother was very close to me and she passed away when I was sixteen, I wish I could have had more time with her. I hope that you get time with your grandmother.....

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  54. Thank you, Leslie. I am sorry about your dad...the longing never goes away.

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  55. Thank you, Gay. You are sweet.

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  56. My dear Belinda,
    I have missed you, but I am so proud of what you are doing. I am so glad that you got to see the gorgeous Monet's waterlilies....just magical.

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  57. Thank you, Ed. What a moving thing to say to me. You always move me!

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  58. Hi Andy,
    I know your dad can see what a good man you have become. And he is proud. So sad that you left him so early. People say that it gets better but I don't believe that's true, it's so hard to lose someone you love dearly.

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  59. Thank you, Sheila. To me he was a king among men.:)

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  60. What a lovely tribute to your father. He sounds like a remarkable man. My dad was never the loving type but he did the best he could and I loved him in spite of his faults. I'm envious of your relationship but I'm always very happy for those lucky enough to be blessed in such a way.

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  61. You got it spot on! I missed my late Dad too! He was there when you needed him most - always with kind words!

    Hank

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  62. So sweet. There was a decade in my life I was enamored with Monet. Kinda my first love. :)

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  63. Dearest Ayala, That dream does last forever.... always in our hearts...... If he can't read these words then I'm sure he feels them...... smiles dear friend.....

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  64. So touching, and such a nice tribute to your father who sounds like a wonderful man.

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  65. Thank you, Crystal. Your thoughts are honest and I want to thank you for sharing.

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  66. Thank you, Hank. I understand.

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  67. Darkangelwrites...Monet takes my breath away.

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  68. Dear John...sweet words and he will live in my heart forever. Thank you, dear.

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  69. Thank you, Mrs. Mediocrity, he was a great man.

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  70. you remind me of my own Dad.
    sweet lines.

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  71. What a beautiful tribute to your father. I always loved the Waterlilies, and it's a great way to think about your dad.

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  72. Ayala, reading this is an embrace of the heart...so much love.

    Gmar chatima tova!

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  73. Thank you, Laura.
    Gmar chatima tova ! :)

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  74. Very touching homage to your father. Great write, very emotional, thanks for sharing

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  75. The "reuniting" of the three piece of Water lilies just opened at the St. Louis Art Museum. I thinkI would like to read this when I see it.

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  76. Stunningly powerful words. A wonderful tribute to a seemingly wonderful man.

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  77. Lovely Ayala for your Dad .. noticed date posted 4th ..I too wrote tribute for my Dad as he would have been 88years ..*tears* and shared (((HUGS)))

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  78. bittersweetly heartbreaking. thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  79. I hope you do, Glynn. Thank you :)

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  80. Libithina, shared tears and hugs.... Sorry.

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  81. This Daddy's girl remembers, too, though Dad's knowledge leans more toward the biology of cattle and the behavior of electricity, amongst many other things, but not so much poetry and art. I am blessed that he is still with us. A heart-puller, this one, as Brian said. I do not look forward to that sorrow, and I feel for yours...

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  82. Thank you, Joanne. I am happy that you are still blessed to have yours and I deeply appreciate your kind words.

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  83. Lovely tribute to your father. Hugs my friend.

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