a picture & a poem for thanksgiving

i am going to take the next few days off from the blog - have a wonderful thanksgiving and see you on monday!

INSPIRATION - poet lisel mueller and a picture from pinterest...

[a dear friend gave a photocopy of this poem by lisel mueller when i was in college. it now lives on my refrigerator, where i can look at it and smile as i read the simple words and remember my friend.]

love like salt
it lies in our hands in crystals
too intricate to decipher

it goes into the skillet
without being given a second thought

it spills on the floor so fine
we step all over it

we carry a pinch behind each eyeball

it breaks out on our foreheads

we store it inside our bodies
in secret wineskins

at supper, we pass it around the table
talking of holidays and the sea.

(source: alive together: new and selected poems, 1996)
(image via pinterest via liesl maertens)

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