Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

On This Day


 
I love
 loud jovial voices
carried on the waters in the bay
on a summer day.
When the sun is caressing our bare skin
and the light is dancing in a festive celebration.
In those moments 
I don't question life,
or life's meaning.
In those moments
I feel it in my core,
unspoken,
throbbing,
clear.
I watch smiling children
and I laugh as they play
with dogs with sweet faces.
I know the meaning of life,
I may question it on another day,
I may ponder,
but not on this day.
I taste salt on my lover's skin
and I ache for more.
I breathe in the ocean air.
This makes me feel alive,
I know I have arrived to my destination.
The hunger in my soul,
moans less,
because I feel a little fuller.



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92 comments:

  1. Those last three lines are killer! Love it.

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  2. IF EVER there was a "keeper" of your thoughts, Ayala...THIS IS IT! IMO, of course. Well, you have a lot of keepers, but for TODAY, I "felt" every phrase, every sensation...from the loudness of laughter on the water, children playing happily--enjoying being alive--to the way my soul does fill itself at times.

    Brava to you, sister!

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    1. So sweet, Steve. You always give me such support, I appreciate it. :)

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  3. Just taking it all in, can in many cases be such a win.

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  4. Absolutely! I identified with every word of this. Perfectly done Ayala, love it.

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  5. nice..a day on the beach, close to the ocean...salt on the skin and wind in hair...it has something soothing and peaceful and stirring at the same time...questions seem to get smaller in the face of the sea me thinks...

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  6. smiles....def a day on the beach to clear the mind and heart...i fot go there for the rhythm of the waves....but all the laughter of kids...and gulls..yeah, i would not mind being right there today....smiles...

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  7. I like the kind of day where you don't question life or its meaning but just soak it all in, everything, enjoy all......knowing that questions MAY return another day. Nice message in this poem, Ayala.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. That's the place I find peace. :)

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  8. Such a satisfying read --beautiful and lush-and it feeds the soul!

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  9. It's a wonderful life when its meaning becomes clear on a beautiful day.... Soul hunger, yes....

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    1. Soul hunger can't be ignored :)

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  10. Excellent description of a moment of clarity.

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  11. I want to be there - physically and metaphysically!! Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Adrienne. I want to be there all summer :)

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  12. "In those moments
    I don't question life,
    or life's meaning.
    In those moments
    I feel it in my core,
    unspoken,
    throbbing,
    clear." I know what you mean... those precious, luscious moments of pure being filled with gratitude... at least I think that's what you mean... It is what I felt reading your words.

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    1. Laura, you hit it on the nail..I feel gratitude especially there. :)

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  13. Very beautiful, in form and substance. Brings back the cleansing feeling the ocean brings on. I liked the part about knowing the meaning of life, at least for the moment. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you, Todd. At least in that moment. :)

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  14. Focus on the good stuff and enjoy the moment/day! Beautiful write, Ayala!

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  15. Yes, those moments when all that matters is what IS, the present, when we are one with everything around us. Excellent work!

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  16. Yes, the ocean is truly magical!

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  17. I enjoyed the positive flow of the words as they swayed to waves of the ocean..very nice..

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  18. Enjoy the moment, these precious summer moments Ayala ~

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  19. ...i little fuller is enough... a lot of spaces to fill in... so li'l time... but we are getting there slowly but of so surely... the scenes you capture & the wisdom you share are always an inspiration to me... def a wonderful experience... thank you Ayala... smiles...

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    1. So sweet of you to say, Kelvin. I am humbled by your words. :)

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  20. wonderful description - seems the water and sun will fill us with those warm positive feelings and drive the doubts and worries away - k

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  21. Ayala, this made me long for the coast. Beautiful piece on the simple things in life.

    Pamela

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  22. Oh how we live for those days that make us feel "full!" Well penned capture, Ayala!

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  23. You've captured here..what we all wish to capture...an unspoken moment of happiness, fulfillment..and knowing why we are here. A treasure...beautiful!~jackie~

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    1. Thank you, Jackie. i am happy you enjoyed it. :)

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  24. What a wonderful poem! I'm right there with you. Days like that I don't get the brain-creeps that I may get on other days. Life is there and it is good. Thanks for this. -Mike

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    1. Thank you, Mike. :) I appreciate it.

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  25. Oh yeah...that's the kind of day I long for, sounds perfect...might have to set sail on one of those days soon myself...wonderful Ayala! :)

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  26. Ah, the beauty of the sunshine illuminating a perfect day. Brilliantly captured here.

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  27. Beautiful. Contentment, even though fleeting, is so beautiful. You expressed it perfectly, ayala.

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  28. Your poem makes me happy, for you and for those times when I feel what you're writing about. So wonderful to be in a moment full of gratitude, with no questions. Good write.

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  29. Life is given for living - and given to be enjoyed. Sadly, we too often forget to enjoy our lives. Really enjoyed reading this Ayala.

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  30. The hunger in my soul, moans less, because I feel a little fuller.....amazing closure to the journey...beautiful indeed :)

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  31. Sounds like a day of great understanding. this is manicddaily btw, bu blogger sometimes make me use ann old google account. k.

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  32. i love those moments too. it's almost like those definitive moments are counter-weighted by doubt at another time. love the sweet power you find in those moments here. it's a good day, eh?:)

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    1. Yes..they are definitive moments :) A good day :)

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  33. Beautiful, ayala. Just beautiful. Thank you.

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  34. "In those moments
    I don't question life,
    or life's meaning.
    In those moments
    I feel it in my core,
    unspoken,
    throbbing,
    clear."

    Ayala, beautiful and true.

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    1. Thank you, Keia. I hope all is well with you.

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  35. love this write! i wish i can join you and feel all these beautiful emotions

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  36. I too really liked your lines about not quesitoning life and it's meaning. I love you take on the world Ayala.

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  37. Wonderful capture. Aren't we lucky to be able to slow down enough to recognize those moments?

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  38. i am glad you had a day that filled your soul with joy. may you know many such days. thank you for thinking of me, in my grief. i know you understand.

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  39. Amazing Ayala...so few people have such a writing talent like you do. Thank you for sharing!

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  40. I think that, in many ways, life is made for such moments. Those moments when you just are in awe of life and all its grand-ness

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  41. I am coming to this conversation late, but wanted to echo my fellow commentators. This awe of being present that you capture is wonderful. Thank You!

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