Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Morning Fog

Carol A. Hand

Morning fog enshrouds what has become my world
intensifying sound and silence and limiting vision
forcing me to listen deeply
and see only what is both within and near

When enfolded by things I have no power to change
it seems to be the wisest choice
to focus on connectedness and possibilities
rather than on the fear and sadness of illusory divisions
knowing that the fog will clear once its embrace
has softened the imaginary boundaries between us

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Tree_in_field_during_extreme_cold_with_frozen_fog

Photo: The Fog by Ian Furst (Wikipedia)

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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21 Responses to Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Morning Fog

  1. Insightful and lovely. Sharing on Twitter & FB

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  2. Mandy says:

    I haven’t been on WP or even writing much lately and your blog is the first place I came to visit, Carol. Don’t know why, yet reading this and the way it touched me, almost to tears, says I needed it/you today. ❤

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  3. Thanks, Carol. Every line is rich in meaning.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This beautiful, Carol. Heart-wrenching. Bless you ♥

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kate Houck says:

    The last line is remarkable, full of hope. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. This is pure greatness, Carol!!! 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Bernadette says:

    Carol, Flawlessly written. The poem gives a mesmerizing feeling like the fog. I particularly like the idea of the fog erasing the lines of difference between people.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Oh, perfect blend of poem, image, and message! Lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. That’s a lovely poem, Carol. Thanks for it.

    Liked by 1 person

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