The Blogging A to Z Challenge today reaches the letter S. And yes, today that is the correct letter! ;-)
For years, I have been the person who drags other people to the window or the door to look at sunrises and sunsets. I’m not really sure why that is. Any one who has read BCDC for a while will recognize my sunrise and sunset photos.
Sunrise, Sunset always reminds me of Fiddler on the Roof. In my cleaning out efforts, I came upon some photos of a college production for which I served as costume mistress. It brings back a lot of memories. This wasn’t the scene where that song was sung, that would have been the wedding scene, but this will serve my purposes today.
Sunrises, sunsets and the moon figure in a poem that I wrote many years ago. I’ve never shared any of my poetry on BCDC but today has been a nostalgic day so I decided What The Heck! I wrote this poem, for Ralph of course. It’s dated “12/6/91-4/15/94.” The completion date was Ralph’s birthday and it shows that I was a procrastinater even then. I’m a little shy about this, but here goes.
I used to wait for sunset, Watch the sky change Turning to fuchsias and purples Tell anyone who’d listen That they should not miss The beauty.
But I didn’t know What I was missing.
I couldn’t wait for moonrise Each night, I watched The progress, as her swelling Profile crossed the sky Reminding them They could not miss her beauty.
But I didn’t know What I’d been missing.
I waited through the Long nights. As the moon Deflated and soon faded From my view But not my memory I told them I truly missed her beauty.
And I knew that in my soul Something was missing.
But patience was rewarded. Throughout the sunset and The moonrise You have come to Complete the circle To share the sunrise and The moonset.
Though her phases come and go And she shrinks to nothingness, With you the moon is Always full…
And now I know What I was missing.
Some technical difficulties have caused this not to space out correctly, but the words are what matters. To add to the cheesiness of all this, the copy from which I retyped this, has hung on the back of our bedroom door for all these years. Today is the first time I’ve removed it since it was put up almost 20 years ago.
So that’s the letter S. Be sure to pay attention to the sunrise and the sunset and the moon. They are beautiful gifts given to us by God and we need to appreciate them.
Happy Saturday! We’ll see what I have “T”ime for on Monday!