Are we ever good enough to create,
be it in writing or paint?
Doubts that seems like a plague
or might it just make us strive?
Strive to create our utmost, our best.
Does a seed ever doubt itself
as it falls to the ground?
Does it feel small and inferior?
I believe it just does sow.
Follow its purpose and beauty on Earth.
Yet mankind seems doomed to hesitate,
to doubt, belittle and judge;
In lieu of fulfilling gifts we have.
Even the masters suffered this scourge.
Yet their creations lifted others high
Often after they left this Earth,
still doubting themselves.
That is sad.
We might be amateurs or maybe great,
Few will know …
Until after they are dead.
I do hope we all then can smile
wherever we are
and be content with our work,
The light it could spread.
C/ miriam ivarson
What a joy looking through the window,
this morning was special;
Frost had given way to gentle sun.
Above all, a whole hamlet of Snowdrops sang,
I promise you, they really did.
Dressed in shining white against darker hues,
they called us to celebrate too.
To celebrate the return of life,
from hidden slumber in the ground.
I looked up at the Lilac tree above
It wouldn’t be outdone, their buds were swollen
also singing of spring.
Blackbirds and Robins were feeding on the lawn,
My special Robin came to the windowsill.
We twittered together of many things
and he taught me to sing.
I opened the window and fed him sunflower seeds,
He twittered happily so I think he was pleased.
Now, I am twittering to you,
glad of the lesson I learnt;
There is always beauty in each day.
I better go, my coffee is getting cold.
© miriam ivarson
I threw kisses at the roses
as they shone so bravely
on a cold December morning;
Making my heart sing,
as I polished the windows in readiness
for the Advent Star to hang and shine.
Preparing the table for the Crib
to stand serene, age old story to tell.
Every treasure transmitting love
from childhood and on.
The joy from the girl I was – and am,
from the children of mine,
as their exuberance and fantasy poured,
In all this richness surrounding me
I saw the sorrows too and a whisper;
Cry my heart, cry
don’t fear your tears;
Smile my heart, smile
You are but twins within each one.
The strength of love won out, no space for tears,
as we rejoice in our creations, recognize our traditions
held in care and trust;
Sharing loving hugs
© miriam ivarson