Saturday, April 21, 2012

Contentment

Content yourself with small, simple things
like the heart throat way the sparrow sings,
the fresh, flawless light of early spring,
and the stretch of earth to sun it brings.

And once you find yourself content,
don't worry what the sparrow meant,
or if her song could be improved
if this or that were just removed.

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, the kind of contentment we should all strive for and hope to be successful at achieving. Anything else is really not being content. Terrific as always!

Fireblossom said...

This is lovely indeed, and a bit of a departure for you. Nobody dies, for one thing! What this is, is soft, and wise, and beautiful to speak out loud.

manicddaily said...

Simply beautiful--beautifully simple. Layered too of course. (Keep it simple, Karin.) K.

hedgewitch said...

Beautiful, MZ. I like the way the rhyme works quietly to underscore things.

Mary said...

Small, simple things are the BEST kinds of things really.....imho.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...the bird song is a beauty to sit and just listen to...i like to do that from the back porch...and in it i often find contentment...nice spin ma'am

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Nicely captured.

PattiKen said...

There's a lesson here... Wish I could learn it.

Fred Rutherford said...

Really nice. Love the heart throat way the sparrow sings, and the don't worry what the sparrow meant. Very nice MZ. Thanks

Claudia said...

nice..this is the perfect message for all perfectionist among us..ha

Kerry O'Connor said...

Absolutely beautiful - the sparrow's song is there for joy, not meaning. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Brilliantly bit of wisdom. Alas, to live it is a bit harder than it sounds.

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ab said...

Brimming with wisdom!

happygirl said...

I want this poem to be my motto. I loved it. Contentment isn't the same as giving up. It's being satisfied. :)