by Cathlyn Cartier
A wild flower,
plucked by a child's hand and given to another.
A stolen kiss,
quickly brushed across your face.
A bird's melodious tune,
as the sun rises on a new morning.
A newborn baby's soft gurgle,
as he lies nestled to his mother's breast.
A rainbow faintly glimmering,
after a springtime shower.
A grandfather's story,
on a porch swing on a sultry summer afternoon.
A friend's laughter.
A smile shared.
A hug for no reason at all.
The little gifts of life,
that make living so much sweeter.
*Author's Challenge: Make a difference in someone's day and share a simple gift.
Posted on 11/05/2001
Copyright © 2019 Cathlyn Cartier
|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by JD Clay on 10/21/02 at 01:10 PM|
Mmmmmmmm! As soft and gentle as the first time I read this beautiful verse. Just the thing I needed to start the morning right Cathlyn, mmmmmmmm! Peace...jadi
|Posted by Anne Engelen on 10/22/02 at 04:35 AM|
They make all the difference in the world!
|Posted by Anne Howe on 11/19/02 at 03:12 AM|
i like your choice of gifts and the way in which you write about them ..... thanks for the read
|Posted by Charles E Minshall on 03/08/03 at 05:31 AM|
I try to every day of my life....Charlie
|Posted by Rhodora M Fitzgerald on 03/10/03 at 11:45 PM|
It's the small touches that count! How true!
|Posted by Christina Bruno on 04/13/03 at 04:15 AM|
Beautiful work *hugs*
|Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 04/13/03 at 12:30 PM|
Simple and direct, an optimistic view of life with an emphasises on the simple "gifts" which bring so much pleasure.
Congratulations on POTD!
|Posted by JD Clay on 04/13/03 at 06:59 PM|
The whole world is brighter because of these simple things and splendid poetry such as this. Congratulations Cathlyn.
|Posted by Rusty C Arquette on 04/13/03 at 08:06 PM|
Simply wonderful - congrats on POTD! - RCat
|Posted by Lori Johnson on 04/13/03 at 08:32 PM|
Congrats on POTD, excellent choice! *wink*
|Posted by Rommel Cruz on 05/10/03 at 03:39 PM|
yes i definitely agree. the simple gifts make life so mych sweeter.