Simply Sunday is back! The last weeks of school were busy! Full of fun, full of goodbyes, full of relief. Being home this weekend surrounded by family is exactly what I needed. ❤
Family- Where I land After a busy day Good news or bad Laughing or crying Family- Where I land After teaching Thru a pandemic Wearing a mask Family- Where I land In cushioned Rest-erasing Any turbulence Family- Where I prepare A safe landing For those on A later flight
I was a little grumpy when I got home yesterday. The reasons don’t matter. But any little thing seemed to grate on my nerves. As my frustration rose, I suddenly had a thought. Why don’t you go to the other room and play your piano?
I don’t know why this solution doesn’t appear faster in my brain.
Sitting down at the piano, I opened one of my favorites, Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood, a beautiful set of short pieces. The first few I played didn’t fit my mood. Then I landed on Reverie. Just what I needed.
After playing it several times, I became curious about the original German title-Träumerei. Reverie is the translation in my edition, and I wanted to make sure my ideas matched the original intent. One definition said, “pleasant reveries, daydreams.”
I got lost in my thoughts, listened to myself play, then wrote this poem. I felt much better. 🙂
Staring out The window Dreaming of Sunny days Even though Today is gray Running free Through a Golden field Of sunflowers Rolling Without Reserve Down a Grassy hill Walking Innocently Hand in hand Along a dirt road Daydreaming- Time well spent Lost in thoughts Energy renewed Before heading Back to the now
Three days Had passed Since the snowfall First in seven years Glistening drops of Magic remained Though much Of the snow Had melted One tree Stood tall On the side Of the road Proudly wearing Its Fall colors Accessorized with Frozen white blossoms- Thankful to have Caught a glimpse- By the next day They had disappeared
I so enjoyed the snow last weekend. Mesmerized, I watched as the snowflakes fell, covering everything in their path. It felt like a gift, a fresh start. I am hoping for more snow this year. Next time, I might have to make a snow angel. 😉
Tonight, I will Lie down Not as if Holding a White flag In surrender Instead, a Sign of victory Reflecting a day Well-lived Energy expended Through actions Through love Now in need of Replenishing Tonight, I will Lie down And rest Breathing in The hope of Tomorrow Surrendering To sweet sleep