OUR VILLAGE

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OUR VILLAGE

Togetherness, care, listening and love are some of the major ingredients that binds a village to a homogenous place of comfort – of home.

During the time I have been part of the blogging there have been so many events, so many words and gestures that have warmed and filled me.

Voices from every corner of the world. An amazing feeling. Through words we manage to make ourselves real and as in any conversation we reveal more and more of who we really are under the layers of politesse and traditions. The being that is not just formed by other’s opinions but dare seek out their own.Β 

I feel great gratitude to be part of this Village and may we all keep striving for continued generosity and sharing.

As I cant give you any fun little gifts I send all warm hugs and ask you to join hands for a huge ring dance.

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OUR VILLAGE

You are all my friends, I thought with warmth
as I scanned each icon and face
of those who came to say hello,
maybe even stayed a while;

Shared the view from my window,

A rush of love shot through my heart,
I could hear your voices, your words
as you told of thoughts and events,
Also listened to mine;

I felt and partook in your light and dark
we also shared angst,
Questions of what life is about,
joy for all we are given.

Like a village we are,
talking in the square or coffee shop;
Sharing laughs and tears,
you matter much, each one of you,

Much more than I knew
I hope you understand.

Without knowing you helped me
through some hard times,
made my heart sing a new song;
Your kind words gave me confidence;

Confidence to sing.

Β© miriam ivarson

55 thoughts on “OUR VILLAGE

  1. Miriam what a wonderful and heartfelt post and piece of poetry. I agree that this community is a great place to frequent and to read the quality of poetry and writing on a daily basis is a blessing. It is always a place I turn to to restore balance. Please keep singing and thank you.

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    • Thank you so much Nigel for your kind words, they warm the heart.
      I will not forget my songlines πŸ˜‰ and don’t you forget yours either.
      They are important markers within.
      bless
      miriam

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  2. What a truly wonderful post and heartfelt poem, Miriam! You perfectly echo my thoughts and sentiments with your wonderful description of our village, our community. I join you in your dancing and wish you a very lovely holiday season! πŸ˜„β€

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    • Wow, thank you Sarah, I am so glad to have echoed your thoughts and
      sentiments. This proves that my post is right, we all share so much.
      And you are joining in with the dance πŸ’ƒ, it will be a long dance and I
      can visualise the circle across the continents.
      You have a wonderful holiday season too, with peace and joy. β€οΈπŸŽ‰

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  3. Miriam, I would love to join you in a ring dance of celebration! πŸ˜€β€οΈ You capture the essence of community beautifully here..the love, sharing, caring and ultimately the ability to trust and be ourselves…the greatest gift of true friendship. Wonderful photos and introduction to accompany your post and a joy to read. One that will stay with me for a long time.hugs xx

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    • Thank you Annika for your beautiful words and for joining in the
      ring dance. We will feel the warmth. I love these words of yours :”
      the ability to trust and be ourselves…the greatest gift of true friendship”.

      How wonderfully put, I so totally agree with you. Glad you liked the photos, the village is a Greek one so the coffee will be strong and you might be served an ouzo. πŸ€—β€οΈ .

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  4. I am proud to be a part of this village, where we are heard and your window, always open to my peeps! Miriam, your words warm my heart, your pictures are a delight to watch and your coffee shop offers the best of cappuccino. I love to visit ‘Our Village’ and sing and dance along with you…your little gifts have been reaching us through your lovely words. Love and hugs. πŸ™‚

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    • Balroop, your words are just wonderful and full of life. I feel like giving you a hug for all your kind words and tell you there will be any coffee you want.
      Thanks for reminding me, we have to sing too – in any language we choose to. Cacophony? Not at all. 🎼🎢. Harmony.
      Thank you .πŸ’•πŸ˜Š
      miriam

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  5. The image you offer through your window throws our community into warm perspective Miriam. Sharing the view your window and comments offer is both supportive and heart-warming in a world which often appears to be governed by cynicism and despondency. Thank you for such a positive and warm poem exemplifying the hope and support we give each other.

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  6. Thank you for your beautiful comment Roland, I am really so glad it reached your heart too. I sat one day and saw all the little icons and images we use and felt I ‘knew’ so many of you. You felt warm and real and full of ideas and warmth. It gladdened me so I just wrote the poem straight off. Not a work of art but of feelings.
    Yes, I so agree with you, there is so much cynicism and despondency. Cynicism should be taboo for a start. It is in our village. πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦‹
    Warm support is what make us all grow and smile.

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    • Thank you so much for this warming answer. What better things can we give
      each other than comfort, care and encouragement.
      With joy I take your outstretched hand and the dance continues.😊
      miriam

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  7. Great intro to an equally great poem, Miriam. It’s excellent poetry and sentiments like this that make such a community a beautiful place to be. I’ve only recently started to read your words, but I find myself wanting to return many times to be immersed in their warmth. I’m thankful for the view from your window. Always keep a song in your heart.

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    • Thank you for such a generous comment. Uplifting words like yours
      really makes the heart sing and I am so glad you also find the community
      a beautiful place to be.
      Equally so, it is a joy to see you here. You are so warmly welcome.

      miriam

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    • Thank you Sharon for your beautiful comment and I am glad you enjoy my view. I know how difficult it is for mankind to reach that level of care where we really can join hands but I also believe in a dream.
      A dream of the good winning if we all spread our share of love and care.

      miriam

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  8. Such a wonderful mental image. Like-minded people from all over the world, coming together through the “web”, to create a “web” of happiness and support. The sharing of care, and the promotion of good thoughts and ideas can only benefit us, both as individuals and as a society. Thank you, Miriam, for bringing this into focus for me and your fellow “villagers”. The pictures are inspiring too!

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  9. Thank you Peter for your beautiful and positive words. I see that you thought of this deeply as you say: it can benefit us as individuals and as a society “.
    It is a joy to bring this into focus and leave each one to carry the torch onwards…and to join in linking hands. 😊

    miriam

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  10. Miriam, such beautiful words greet me as I wake up to another day, for they give me the strength to move into this day. And the thing I am most happy about is that you are in this village to share it with… jc

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    • Thank you JC for your lovely words and so glad they gave you strength
      today. I am delighted that you will appreciate my company and there are
      many wonderful people in this village…
      Miriam

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  11. Thank you Julie for your kind words. This village is indeed wonderful and
    encompasses people from all corners of the world thus enriching us with
    many cultures and thoughts. It is amazing to me though how many of the core values we all share.
    miriam

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  12. Beautiful, Miriam. I feel the same way about this blogging village that encompasses people from all over the world. What a joy and pleasure as well as a beacon of hope for a world that often feels so divided. May we all continue to appreciate each other’s songs and sing with confidence. ❀

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    • Thank you Diana and I am so glad you share my feelings about this community we moved a lot of our thoughts and work too.
      I feel like you, that we could be a beacon of light for a world that so often is divided. Appreciating and taking joy in each other’s songs and yes;
      Help all to find the confidence to be who they are.
      miriam

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  13. Thank you Brian, yes you are lucky I think. A good community is warming and supportive. You get a great variety of characters but all share the same
    Village and care for it and its inhabitants.

    I grew up in a very tightknit community and know for sure it’s benefits. It takes a village to bring up a child a saying goes.:)
    Miriam

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  14. Love the poem MIriam and the thoughts it expresses. I believe that communities exist in many forms and are based on a shared interest be it sport, work, location, writing, blogging or ……well you get the gist. In my experience though you cannot seek them out. They find you and then gradually develop over time. And you never know when it’s going to happen.
    Mike

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    • Thank you Mike for you beautiful answer. I like your comment that they find you, you can’t force a belonging. With open hearts we all find our space in the huge village called Earth.😊
      Miriam

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  15. I’m getting goosebumps reading this, 6:30 on Friday morning, and it’s 24 degrees outside. But your poem warmed me to my innermost innards. You are so right. We are a lovely, cozy, supportive, joyful, wonderful village. I’m so grateful you and I meet up on Main Street often. ❀

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  16. Wow Pamela, your heartfelt comment warmed and calmed me just now.
    We are all those beautiful things you say for each other.
    I am so glad I met you on the Main Street today as you are now being dragged to a cafe. What is the rush…..I know, we can make a long list but
    above all it is about us humans and caring. About loving.
    β€οΈπŸ¦‹

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