A feeling of peace and joy
That is deeper than excitement
I tenderly hold in both hands
Like a butterfly of contentment


This short verse is inspired by the third  stanza of Longfellow’s poem, Day Is Done. I memorized that stanza almost four decades ago and it has stayed with me all this time.

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8 thoughts on “Serenity

  1. Me, too, Sabine. I went to the WMW in DC and it was inspiring. But I come home to daily news that is worrisome to put it mildly. I have signed up for a publication called Weekly Action Checklist for Democrats, Independents and Republicans of Conscious that gives me something I can do almost every day. That keeps me a little sane but has certainly cut into my time to write poetry. You may or may not find it helpful. More and more I feel that what I do can not make a difference in the current restrictions but I have to keep trying. Continuing to work, regardless of the outcome, is the only way I know now to be engaged and grateful for the life I have. Take care dear friend.


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