Thursday, February 17, 2011

a rebirth


and i’ve lost my way to the fields in late summer
to mama’s vegetable soup and tire swings
reading alice and wonderland under the shade tree out back, where the flies buzz and sweat pours slow and
sweet like honey
to the school bus and paper airplanes. the whistle of the driver to quiet after-school giggles
swing-sets and merry-go-rounds
to dad in the driveway. hugs in the doorway
to days spent with grass between toes, dodging sharp rocks. and mud puddles
first dates and last kisses
riding my bike down the country road by our house
warm wind resting at my feet like a basset hound

all replaced by the rusty gears of morning and faceless, busy phones
so i search. in early evening, dawn and late, slow afternoons
for that feeling to heal me again
to restart, even if just for a day and taste, savor and devour this life all over again as a child
so today i lift my head to heaven and pray for rain to run in
or maybe just sun to warm my heart back to infancy

21 comments:

Haley K said...

This made me oh-so nostalgic :) What a blessing to have such sweet memories from childhood...you write about them beautifully!

Blondie's Journal said...

This sounds so wistful and haunting...I love it!

XO,
Jane

A Serenade for Solitude said...

Lovely post. How soothing to reflect on the younger, easier days. Beautiful.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Such an enormous gift you have. Enormous.

Rhiannon Nicole said...

That photo is incredible. I love. xo

Meri said...

What a beautiful photo- Zen!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

'savor and devour this life all over again as a child'- love that!

Mo Pie, Please said...

My gosh, you really have a way with words. I'm longing to go back now!

Amber Blue Bird said...

beautiful

Darcy said...

it's so true. i miss that sometimes too, the innocence, the freedom, those carefree endless days....

the southern hostess said...

This is so beautifully written and just how I'm feeling today.

Brittany H. said...

Lovely post.

Muah!
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The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Lovely :)

Diana Smith said...

What a beautiful post! That picture is awesome too!!

mskanorado said...

Absolutely beautiful! You are so wonderful with words!

b. lee said...

beaut' *

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

courtney, how you do it i'm not sure but you've just shared a gift with me found in this perfection of prose. a type of stroll through your life that could only be captured this elegantly by one girl - YOU!

i love this post and how you always seem to conjure up imagery like nobodies business. happy weekend wishes. ♥

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love it!!!

kate said...

this is breathtakingly beautiful

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Kimia Kline said...

what an incredible photo + word pairing.

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