For You, FriendPosted: February 12, 2015 Filed under: Kindness, Meditation, Yoga | Tags: beauty, compassion, friends, friendship, gratitude, kindness, love, Mindfulness, Omaha, passion, Poems, Poetry, Seva, Ted Kooser, Valentine's Day, writing 5 Comments
this Valentine’s Day, I intend to stand
for as long as I can on a kitchen stool
and hold back the hands of the clock,
so that wherever you are, you may walk
even more lightly in your loveliness;
so that the weak, mid-February sun
(whose chill I will feel from the face
of the clock) cannot in any way
lessen the lights in your hair, and the wind
(whose subtle insistence I will feel
in the minute hand) cannot tighten
the corners of your smile. People
drearily walking the winter streets
will long remember this day:
how they glanced up to see you
there in a storefront window, glorious,
strolling along on the outside of time.
I really like that poem! I’m not really a poetry (or a valentine’s) type of gal usually. But that one is really pretty.
I’m really glad you took a moment to enjoy this lovely poem! May your heart be filled with warmth and happiness this weekend – Take care 🙂
Yip… losing the concept of time…
I so get that! =)
Its amazing is it not?!?
Webster needs to redefine ‘amazing’. =)