BRUSHSTROKES

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BRUSHSTROKES

with brush strokes light as feathers
I want to tell you about beauty
in a newly woken sky;
In a bird feeding his young.

In a woman’s graceful stretching,
her fingertips reaching high, just because.
Of glowing heather gracing my wall;

Caught by an artist with loving heart.

About the soft morning mist on the ground,
the neighbourhood slowly waking up.
Dogs taking humans for a walk – 
or is it the other way around?

About the stillness and grandeur of trees
that grace the territory;
Teaching us not to rush,
to respect nature and all therein.

With softest colours showing us gratitude,
gratefulness to Be, alive.
To love, most important of all.

Remembering those
who seen only dark shades so far.

© miriam ivarson

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41 thoughts on “BRUSHSTROKES

  1. Miriam, your brushstrokes paint vivid pictures for us and I’m treasuring the beauty of them.😀 With a deft and light touch your words dance across the easel, your lyrical poetry invoking a sense of harmony and magic. I will now go and look at the newly-woken sky tomorrow morning and appreciate it even more and to remember to feel ‘gratefulness to Be, alive.’ Wonderful, Miriam and thank you for inspiring me, teaching me to stop and absorb the beauty around me. ❤️

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    • Annika, your beautiful and in depth response leaves me speechless.
      I thank you for using your talent to ‘review’ this poem.
      Quoting you ” your words dance across the easel, your lyrical poetry invoking a sense of harmony and magic ” . How can I not be grateful.

      It makes me very happy to hear that it inspired you in your busy day to take time to look around. To just be. We can after all only be now. May you do that in all your creative work and mundane too. All has its value and time.
      Bless 🤗

      Miriam

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  2. So lovely, Miriam. In this crazy world, it’s wonderful to read a poem that sees the grace and beauty of the world. I read it last night, after a very difficult day, and savored your word images as I fell asleep. Many thanks for the needed vision of peace.

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    • Sharon, a deeply felt thank you for these beautiful words. They make my heart sing. To imagine my words lulled you to peaceful sleep is wonderful for me as
      well as having given you something.
      I often read something positive before going to sleep to have the thought staying with me.
      🦋🌻

      Miriam

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    • Thank you Balroop for your lovely response. Gratitude should always be there when we are given so much. So many gentle brush strokes to you
      and may we all spread them around us.
      Bless 🦋🌈

      Miriam

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    • Jet, thank you for your beautiful comment.
      May we all be gentle with all living things that surrounds us. This morning it
      is easy as the sun shines and light the sky, the trees … and my room. 😊 .

      miriam

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  3. Did you do the painting, Miriam? Great brushstrokes! The first glance of it made me feel like taking out my watercolor paper, colors and brushes to do one. What a reflection in your poem…! We must learn to slow down. And the dogs walk the people or the other way around? There is a girl in our neighborhood walks five dogs. Probably it is her dog walking job.

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  4. Thank you, Miriam, for your lovely comment. No, I didn’t paint this sunrise.
    It was so serene that I felt it went well with my state of mind.
    I do paint mainly in oils although I started out with water colours.
    The poem was inspired by what I saw around me though, the sunrise, people starting their day …

    Miriam

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  5. What a beautiful poem, Miriam! Wonderful imagery! It reminds me of the way the trees change color in autumn, looking like someone painted color on the outside leaves while leaving the inner ones green, and gradually the whole tree is painted.

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    • Thank you, Julie, for your lovely response. The world of imagery is where writers and poets live. 😊. It is obvious when you make me see this artist paint all leaves … just before they fall to the ground and create the most breathtaking carpet.

      Miriam

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