Saturday, May 26, 2012
Saturday Snapshot #2
The poem from today's Writer's Almanac reminded me of a favorite photo taken in 1997. These are my three daughters (one with braids) in their "bright-colored jackets". The "rocky shore of the lake" is actually the sandy, shell covered beach of Captiva, Florida.
by Joyce Sutphen
This was when my daughters were just children
playing on the rocky shore of the lake,
their hair in braids, their bright-colored jackets
tied around their waists. It was afternoon,
the shadows falling away, their faces
glowing with light. Whatever we said then
(and it must have been happy; it must have
been hopeful) is lost as I am now lost
from that life I lived. This was when nothing
that I wanted mattered, though all I wanted
was happiness, pure happiness, simple
as strawberries and cream in a saucer,
as curtains floating from a window sill,
as small pairs of shoes arranged in a row.
"Happiness" by Joyce Sutphen, from First Words. © Red Dragonfly Press, 2010.
Alyce from At Home With Books
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