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A Day Filled with Joy

Not even rainclouds dampen this joyous mindset

Photo by Will Breen on Unsplash

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive.
~Eleonora Duse

My soul rejoices
blue skies stretch on forever
a new day’s sunrise

animals scurry
play commences before food
heat-driven by noon

we all seek the shade
a lazy afternoon nap
under trees, by creeks

grass clings to our heads
we rise, venture out once more
cicadas singing

a hush, silence falls
in the distance, thunder claps
precious rain comes soon

Not even rainclouds
dampen this joyous mindset
late evening storm

My soul is in awe
of nature’s perfect cycles
time for sweet slumber

©2020 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.

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Lori Carlson writes poetry, fiction, articles and personal essays. Most of her topics are centered around Relationships, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Mental Health, and the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to writing for Soul & Sea, Lori also writes for nineteen other publications here on Medium. Check out her personal Medium blog — Ravyne’s Nest.



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