Monday, April 24, 2017

Still


painting by Megan Duncanson.


Still

“Shoot for the moon, and if you miss it
you’ll still be among the stars.”--Les Brown.

As my eyes open,
glancing out the window
at the dark gray underbelly
of Spring cumulus,

I realize I’m        still alive,
                          still behind on projects,
                          still in pain,
                          still hungry,
                          still ambitious,
                          still in love 
with my wife--
so I greeted

the new day.


Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub Q44  

25 comments:

Toni Spencer said...

I'm glad in spite of the negative "stills" that you are still in live with your wife. I think we all are behind in projects, tasks that must be done...sigh. it seems the older I get the behinder I get.

Alison H said...

A lot of Stills to be thankful for methinks. Wonderful image too.

indybev said...

The key words are "still ambitious" and "still in love with my wife". If you manage those two, the rest will fall in place! Nicely written.

Frank Hubeny said...

Nice quote by Les Brown. I liked the repetition of "still". Beautiful painting by Duncanson and enjoyable audio performance of your poem.

Justin Lamb said...

Love this. I feel the same way about my wife.

paulscribbles said...

Words of pure beauty Glenn. Gratitude is a powerful force in the world and more so when times are hard.

Kim Russell said...

Such a thankful poem, Glenn! I particularly like the phrase 'dark gray underbelly
of Spring cumulus' and the effective repetition of 'still'.

De said...

It's a mixed bag, ain't it? Like you, I am still thankful. :)

lynn__ said...

Still much to be grateful for...this post sparkles like a gem, Glenn!

Grace said...

You still got the fire and the love Glenn ~ Thanks for joining us ~

whenspaceissilence said...

This is sweet!

Victoria said...

A true (brief) ode to aging well, I believe. Moving through those negatives to embrace the moment. I'm with you.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Profound and inspiring. LOved. Thanks@!

rhymeswithbug.com said...

I still love what you write ;-)

Arcadia M said...

Nicely done. :)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is soo incredibly evocative.. and so romantic!!❤️

Mark Walters said...

dark gray underbelly
of Spring cumulus, That is so expressive. I hear the cumulus coming sometimes and am glad to know i'm still here when it's done. Thanks Glenn

grapeling said...

very sweet, Glenn ~

Thotpurge said...

Of course it is the underbelly of the cloud, isn't it!! Loved that line!

Xenia said...

I love this Glenn, all your gifts to this world are still here :o)

Cedar Wind said...

A lovely processing of a possibly dark moment that stays afloat. I like your choice of art and the quote as well.

Kathy Reed said...

You still have what it takes to draw us in!

brudberg said...

Still there are things to do... wonderful

Mama Zen said...

This is really gorgeous.

kaykuala said...

Such a fun thing to realize one is wealthy with them. There are more to life than just material wealth!

Hank