For several years, Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference has given many of us the gift of a poem swap, where she matches different poets who join the group, and each sends a personal poem to the name given. This has been one of the loveliest ideas I've seen someone create. It is a wonderful thing to open the mail and find a special poem, and also a joy to write for someone, to prepare the package filled with a gift of words.
A quote for Tabatha's gift to so many: "The only gift is a portion of thyself." Ralph Waldo Emerson
And a thank you to Margaret Simon at Reflections On The Teche for the poem I recently received and beautifully created. Margaret took one of the pictures of lilies that I posted on Facebook and painted a watercolor on a blank card, including this poem inside. I am grateful to her for this lovely surprise.
Like the daylily on this path
on this morning walk.
Her eyes shine like the sun,
her saffron arms open wide.
Little does the lily know
that she only has a day.
For however long you have on this earth,
Open your arms wide
Margaret Simon - All Rights Reserved