Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cracks In My Tent



























I saw a star shining through the cracks of my tent

I saw it glimmer and I smiled

The smell of dew covered mint in the coolness of the light

Colored my world with the freshness of night

The blackness seemed brightened by lights all around

And the mint smelled of flowers, like those found in the sun

And life, being lived and sought for, to survive

I thought, no one sleeps with the changing of light

The day changes to night and the night to day

There is no time, to sleep or to day dream

One just keeps on going and smelling the world

As it rolls around thunder and weathers the storm

And then when the stars come and show us the way

We still know the east from the west and the north from the south

And peace reigns by night as it reigns under the sun

We can see it’s rays from the cracks of my tent

We see peace glimmer through to our eyes.

So we can sleep with a peaceful smile,

While living our lives through cracks in the light,

Smelling the mint in the freshness of night


A Lady's Life

10 comments:

Mama Zen said...

I love the imagery in this.

A Lady's Life said...

Gosh Mama Zen
You are on the ball today
I was just in the process of putting it ip and I have a comment already lol Thanks :)

SandyCarlson said...

Stunning and beautiful thought.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Sandy lol

George said...

This is a marvelous post. I really like your thoughts.

Jen said...

I love star-gazing from inside my tent (through the mesh roof). You have captured the feeling beautifully. Good job.

A Lady's Life said...

George and Jen Thanks:)
Some of my best days were spent gazing at the sky and smelling mint all around me by the side of a grassy road.One can never forget those clear cool nights.
They were breathtaking.

Jientje said...

Beautiful!

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Jientje :)

jeannette said...

Love the painting you used for this post - who's the painter?