Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, August 13, 2012

1000 Entries

With this post
One Woman has written 1000 entries.
In the beginning what will I write.
Happy words, words of woe, gardening images,
cooking and sometimes just thoughts.
Happy times, sad time, words of her life experiences
and images and words of those in her past.
Words about children and grandchildren
and when they read her words they always
knew what was happening in her life and something
about those who came before them.
Poems were shared that spoke to her heart.
Guess this is her life.
and wondering is there anything left to share?

Even if no one wants to read the rambling
of one who suddenly is relating to aging,
she will continue writing and sharing images
because it has become a part of her
that seems to have taken on a life of its own....

It was like this:
you were happy, then you were sad,
then happy again, then sad.

It went on.
You were innocent or you were guilty.
Actions were taken, or not.

At times you spoke, at other times you were silent.
Mostly, it seems you were silent -- what could you say?

Now it is almost over.

Your life bends down and kisses your life.

It does this not in forgiveness---
between you, there is nothing to forgive--
but with the simple nod of a baker at the moment
he sees the bread is finished with transformation.
Eating too, is a thing now only for others.

It doesn't matter what they will make of you
or your days:  they will be wrong,
they will miss the wrong woman,
all the stories they tell will be tales of their own invention.

Your story was this: you were happy, then you were sad,
you slept and awakened.

~~After~~ Jane Hirshfield Poems

in part from "It Was Like This: You Were Happy....


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congrats on your 1000 posts.

I enjoy visiting here, reading your thoughts and about what you are doing, about your home and countryside.

Thank you for sharing your life.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

Hill Top Post said...

Congratulations on your 1000 posts! I am proud to say that I have read and enjoyed them all. Thanks for so much inspiration...I have carried away a ton, I think.

Lynn said...

Congratulations : well done.

Laura said...

Your post made me cry! It was so beautiful.
Keep writing.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Lorraine, Mary, Lynn, Laura, thank you for the early morning comments.
You are special....

MsGraysea said...

Beautiful words, as always, and congratulations on 1000 posts. Each one gives us a little glance into your beautiful soul and bring us peace from you haven.

mermaid said...

I like poems by both women:)

lil red hen said...

I love reading your "ramblings" and look forward to them every day. They are really an online diary; I've tried saving some of my posts to put on a CD for my girls to have.

1000 ~ good reading!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Kaveri, Thank you.
Marcia, I miss you posting.
Charlotte, thank you :)

Judy said...

Wow--that is a powerful poem--and quite true isn't it?

Sky said...

congrats to you! isn't it fascinating to share your life with so many whom you have never met in person but with whom you have developed friendships? technology is grand,indeed.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sky and Judy, thank you for visiting....