Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas and A NEW YEAR of Options

Photo by: John P. Ford

This poem is about a feeling of being open to experience what life
is presenting with an open heart and living in the joy of the moment yet knowing that moment changes in a heart beat. I relearn this lesson daily.

This poem was written 12 years on on March 15th. Two weeks later a heart connected love died unexpectedly at age 45.

Wishing everyone wonderful and loving holidays continuing in the New Year and beyond
on a day to day basis.


Angels and Visionaries
traveling through
my here and now
frogs of beauty
who would be Prinzes

Mama's voice in
high adoration
on the inner air waves
Daddy on a John Deere
Waterford Crystal
warm beer

Misty Air -
Solar Eclipse -
Joy on the wing
Wanting to be

Fractured prisms,
ancient wisdoms
my heart has
my head on line

Sticks and Bones
Amethyst Crystal
caught in sunlight

Beware the
Ides of March

Sound and color,
Mid-Life Crisis
Glory Hallelujah!

Going home in
a red
Ole Time Religion

sailing vessels
put to sea

Arthur & Guinevere,
Tristan and Isolde
Ralph and Alice
You and Me

Heart and Head
Out of sync,
The song unsung
Will the circle be unbroken?

A Yearning Journey
Ecstasy. Despair.

Riding on a Harley -
Sunlight in the air
Children everyone.
Love always there

Sometimes now is
all that's needed
And to breathe
For awhile


Shadow said...

oh yeah, just breathe for a while... beautiful! merry christmas linda s

Christina said...

Here's wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!

take care,

George said...

Linda. I miss Ralph and Alice in the old black and whites.

Nice car, you found that under the tree. Good Santa.... Hehe

You and yours have a wonderful Christmas season and a happy new year..

Michael said...

I was just about to click off this post (as I'm usually, usually, not a fan of poetry on blogs...).

I read it and it wasn't so bad.

Have a happy Christmas day!


Rainbow dreams said...

Breathe and savour the season.. Happy Christmas to you, thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts.. I like them, all the best for the New Year too, Katie

Tracey-Ann said...

This is beautiful, Linda.
Living for the day :)

Merry Christmas

Robert Lau said...

..in Haiku genre....beauty in its simplicity.

LINDA...wishing you and your family

.."Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"

Welcome to my world: talk3talk4@deviantart.com

Best Regards,

Robert Lau.

vixen kitten said...

What a beautiful poem! Waterford crystal and warm beer. Are Christmas memories complete without Waterford crystal?

Sugar, I hope you and all those you hold close to your heart have a beautiful Christmas filled with love and joy and laughter.

Merry Christmas,

Branwen said...

Lovely poem Linda.

Merry Christmas to you. I hope you had a wonderful day. X

Quickroute said...

Very Nice indeed!
Happy holidays!

christopher said...

Nice to meet you. I agree with the Haiku comment above, but not with the poetry comment, "usually don't approve of poetry in blogs", meaning, I think, most people who write aren't really poets. I would recommend discovering the serious poets. There are some terrific quarterlies out there and some poetry collectives and all that.

Of course people who like even good poetry are in the minority, just like people who actually like classical music. These are not the same people.

Seeker is quite good as far as I am concerned.

Ummmm, one day at a time :>

J said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog hope you had a great christmas.

Loving this poem!
Fav lines:

frogs of beauty
who would be Prinzes


Arthur & Guinevere,
Tristan and Isolde
Ralph and Alice
You and Me

steveroni said...

Can't help it--I'm a sucker for the occasional poetry blog. And I DID like SEEKER. Thank you, Linda S S.

SHADOW has got to be my favorite. I even 'study' her stuff, I believe it is so well thought out (usually) and she so well communicates her inner feelings, thinkings, believings.

Bless you both. Please keep it up...again.

Tracey-Ann said...

Linda - I know I've already commented once, but this line is so beautiful

Misty Air -
Solar Eclipse -
Joy on the wing
Wanting to be

Your blog is lovely and inspiring.

Linda S. Socha said...

Shadow...It is always good to hear from you. Thank you for the wishes...and the comments

Christina...great holiday....all is well here. Hope your celebrations went as planned!Thanks for stoppint by.

George. I almost sent you a couple of old Ralph and Alice You Tubes..fun:>)Like your comments.

Thanks for stopping by and reading the poetry....Hope your internet in the airport was fun:>)

Katie..Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your thoughts and comments as well as your blog

Tracey-Ann...Thank you for your comments. I value them. So nice to see you here again!

Robert..I always look forward to hearing from you and I love hearing your thoughts. I have come to think you are an artist living as a regular citizen.:>) Thank You

VK Christmas ...happened for me just as you wished. Hugs!HOpe it is a littler warmer there!

Christopher. You are most welcome here and I enjoy your blog and your poetry. Thanks for stopping by.

Branwen...wonderful to hear from you Thank you for the lovely comments as always.

J-Great to see you here. Thank you much for your comments. I appreciate them.

Steveroni Thanks dear.. You are a great support system for poets!

This is such a great blogger community. I am a blessed blogger:>) THANK YOU

Belle said...

"Sometimes now is
all that's needed
And to breathe
For awhile"

I'm going to remember this. It's beautiful and wise.

Linda S. Socha said...

Belle. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I love hearing what connects . Thank you

mister tumnus said...

nice poem! have you read 'the power of now' by eckhart tolle?

nice to meet you linda! happy new year to you too. x

Protege said...

What a heartfelt poem with such a significant sentiment.
I hope your Christmas was lovely, thank you for stopping by my place and for leaving a wonderful comment.;)

Selchie said...

John Deere, Waterford Crystal, warm beer.... love this!

Very nice blog I will definitely call in again.)


Jacqueline Michelle said...

This is really great, you're such a good writer, sigh. I like the riding on a Harley part a lot for some reason, it's so dreamy.

I hope you had an awesome Christmas, by the way :)

Linda S. Socha said...

Mr Tumnus.
No I have not read that poem but I will look it up. Thanks for sharing tha info

Stevyn Colgan said...

Nicely said. Here's to 2009. xx

Lee said...

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year Linda.

Thanks for the invite.

Mahmud Yussop said...

Hi,Linda. So nice of you to drop by at my place.You've a wonderful blog and will come by soon.I love the poetry.

June Saville said...

Hi Linda
The parallel paths of your poem and what occurred so shortly afterwards are astonishing.
Thanks for visiting my blog ...
June in Oz

Lady Prism said...

Your poignant poetry ( both this one and below) immerses your reader into the depths and crevices of how you feel.

It is a searing sense of loss to lose a connected heart. Much like losing your own heart as well.To think that this was written so many years ago doesn't diminish the soreness of the pain. Then again such is life.


Have a blessed prosperous year ahead. Thank you for dropping by my bloggy' home and leaving such a pretty comment:)


Alan said...

Yes, new options. I am investigating my own new options at this time.

Balloon Release is up to 20 released and there's a cool story, sad really, of a man putting a $8,800 ring in a balloon for his fiance. Can you guess where this is going? Check it out.

Lucy said...

Good to reconnect with you.

Happy New Year Linda.

christopher said...

You asked if I accept links and followers and I do.

Linda S. Socha said...

Thanks Christopher
How do I go about it on your blog? I was unable to find the follow this blog note

HLiza said...

Hi Linda, I'm not into poem,,I can't really appreciate them..thanks for coming to my blog. Looks like yours is interesting!

Susan Sonnen said...

so lovely!

May your 2009 be beautiful and blessed~

J said...

Hey, write more blogs! lol. Thank you for your comments on my page. I hope that your christmas was great! anyway, take care.

christopher said...

After I posted my comment here I added that gadget to my blog. I noticed that George knew how to choose me as a favorite without the gadget. I think I've done it too, once. I think you do it from your own dashboard. But anyway, the gadget should be available now.

Cynthia said...

Linda, this poem is enormous in
its scope and love. Thanks for
sharing this beauty.

Linda S. Socha said...

Thanks much!

Thank you for visiting and for the wonderful comment. Please come back anytime.

Much thanks for stopping by!. Love your photo!

Love your blog and I appreciate your comments.Thanks for stopping by. Glad to see you here!

Jacquline Michelle
You are a favorite commenter of mine..Love it when you stop by girl! Thanks!

Stevyn. Lee and Mahud much thanks for the visit and the comments.I enjoy new guests as well as seasoned ones:>)

Thank you for that obversation...YES. Be Welcome here. I am aspiring to be like you!

Lady Prism
Your kind and caring comment is much appreciated. Thank you for your insights. You write with such

I love your work and was glad to have found you and Mol again!. Thanks for the reconnect.

Thank you for the visit!

I will do better with the next one!

Thank you! Glad you came by and I look forward to hearing from you again

Hey J
One blog is almost more than I can handle:<) but THANKS!

Cynthia..Blue Roses are so symbolic
Let me know sometime what led you to choose yours? Thanks for you wonderful comments.

Ok I can concede that George may be a tad less techically
blog challenged than I but rats I wanted to be the first groupie!

I appreciate you all. THANK YOU
for sharing my virtual life

George said...

I went to your page (click and dragged) it to my profile page where it has the "manage blogs I Follow" click on it then click the add button and put the blog I was at in the url box then save and it's in the column.

Linda, after you emailed me I poke around my gadgets boxes and found the one to put on my front page.

Thanks Linda I wouldn't of had payed any attention to it till you brought it up...

Linda S. Socha said...

WOW George! I am impressed and Ihave learned something....Hoping I can remember it! :>) THANKS

Branwen said...

There are so many beautiful descriptive words in this poem Linda that i fail to even chose my favorite line.

Hope you are well :)

Linda S. Socha said...

Branwen...What a lovely and thoughtful comment. I appreciate you and your love for beauty and romance. I spent a bit of time in Ireland in 1998 and I loved it!

Ex Starians said...

Very touching, cheers