Always with us . . .

are the sun,
the moon, the sky
and the stars.

Sometimes harder to see
are filaments of joy.
They always hover near.

If we open our hearts
look up, look about,
we will find them.

As this morning dawns
and hope rises,
let us seek at least one.

Let us live today
with the incandescence of joy.

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Previously posted and then shared on OLN at dVerse where Mish is hosting today.
Photo: dawn in Provincetown, 2019.

29 thoughts on “Always with us . . .

  1. Nancy Jahnke July 22, 2020 / 7:23 am

    So glad that you didn’t post the picture first. The poem created its own “joy” and is the ideal way to usher in the day for me! That being said, the picture serves to magnify the joy! Did you take the picture on one of you get-always?

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    • lillian July 22, 2020 / 9:19 am

      Yes. Last year’s annual 2-week stay in Provincetown, Cape Cod. 😎

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  2. whippetwisdom July 22, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    A beautiful prayer and photograph Lillian, what a glorious start to the day 💜

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  3. SS July 22, 2020 / 7:57 pm

    Goodness, this is refreshing.

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  4. rivrvlogr July 23, 2020 / 12:21 pm

    And look to those stars, the sun and moon for that joyful inspiration.

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  5. sanaarizvi July 23, 2020 / 3:11 pm

    A beautiful, prayerful tone to this poem, Lillian! 🥰 I agree, “Let us live today with the incandescence of joy.”

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  6. kim881 July 23, 2020 / 3:16 pm

    I am also glad that you didn’t post the stunning picture first, Lill, and agree that your poem created its own joy. I like the way the title is also part of the poem, and the first stanza focuses on the celestial and things we sometim4s don’t see – and, of course, that ‘incandescence of joy’.

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  7. msjadeli July 23, 2020 / 3:17 pm

    Great line, Lill: “the incandescence of joy” it reminds me of that Bible verse, “…let your light so shine…” It truly does light the way for others through darkness ❤

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  8. Mish July 23, 2020 / 3:19 pm

    A beautiful poem to uplift us in these times. It is so true that there is joy…always, somewhere if we are willing to see it. Gorgeous photo as well, Lil!

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  9. Glenn A. Buttkus July 23, 2020 / 3:20 pm

    In this chaotic plague-ridden fascist-like racist ignorant rebellious world, I find some major joy in the fellowship of poets and the power of poetic language; I’m just saying.

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  10. scotthastiepoet July 23, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    Yes, yes… Lillian – they are all there for sure… And thanks so much for an uplifting write this evening. With Best Wishes Scott

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  11. Eric July 23, 2020 / 3:58 pm

    incandescence of joy! oh if only Edison tried *that* in his lightbulbs!

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  12. Beverly Crawford July 23, 2020 / 4:25 pm

    This is beautiful, Lillian. It carries much the same message as my offering, only far more eloquently! There are hopeful promises about us. We need to make ourselves aware.

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  13. Lucy July 23, 2020 / 4:29 pm

    Love this. It’s filled with hope and we could all use some hope during these times. Great piece.

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  14. rothpoetry July 23, 2020 / 9:13 pm

    filaments of joy…. always there …. like the sun hiding behind the clouds.
    Our perspective is everything!

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  15. navasolanature July 24, 2020 / 6:11 am

    I love the build up to that incandescence of joy that we can have shining within us even if we cannot always see those stars, they are shining too with incredible energy. I like this as it shows something deepere about how we can perceive and experience our lives.

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  16. Bill July 24, 2020 / 8:21 am

    A wonderfully uplifting poem. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Linda Lee Lyberg July 24, 2020 / 9:21 am

    What a joyful poem Lillian! Perfect for starting my day today- thank you!

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  18. merrildsmith July 24, 2020 / 1:36 pm

    Beautiful thoughts, Lillian–full of joy. And that photo is stunning!

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  19. lovemorestudio July 24, 2020 / 9:00 pm

    I love poems that seek out hope, that revel in those ‘filaments of joy’ — well put! ~Jason

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  20. hank77 July 25, 2020 / 12:24 am

    kaykuala

    Let us live today
    with the incandescence of joy.

    If we can have a hope fulfilled it is the joy of living – no stress no health or money problems.

    Hank

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  21. areadingwriter August 8, 2020 / 6:03 am

    love the gratitude and positivity of this poem, Lillian. Your phrases are tender and full of hope, especially this one:
    Sometimes harder to see
    are filaments of joy.
    They always hover near.

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