Saturday, April 11, 2009

If There is God

If there is god
In this she shapes
A humble kindness

A small brown box reveals these gifts
One large moist spicy pumpkin loaf
Heavy like honey with generosity
An old slim book of poetry
In each word upon the page a mans longing
And new to me
A card sacred for such touching humility

These gifts sent to a woman never met
Who writes her secrets on a disappearing page
Perhaps to never know if they are understood
Light sent into a void and answered like a prayer

And yet here is proof: a loaf, a book of poetry, a card

2009 Peggy Pendleton

14 comments:

FranIAm said...

Oh my God, this made me weep... so beautiful,so generous!

Utah Savage said...

Fran, I'm so happy to see you today. And thank you for the response to this. It's a quick first draft, as are most of my poems.

I hope your Easter is lovely.

susan said...

Beautiful imagery, savage one.

giggles said...

Oh. I like this.... (And I think I get it!! I usually don't get poetry... I'm dense that way...) Very nice... and generous...

Lisa said...

I love this. It's beautiful, my friend. Your way with words is a gift to us all.

sunshine said...

Right On Utah!
I love this poem. :)
Happy Easter!
((Hugs))
Laura

Utah Savage said...

Hugs to you too, Sunshine.

Gail said...

"Happy Easter Utah"
Beautiful poetry - soft and simple, yet powerful and profound. Only YOU can write of such promise, only you.......

Love Gail
peace................

Lady F said...

Happy Easter, Utah - that was just what I needed to read. You deserve every kindness that comes your way.

Tengrain said...

Poetry usually escapes me, but I got this (I think).

I hope that someone is lucky enought to nibble on your (chocolate) ears today, Utah.

Regards,

Tengrain

yellowdog granny said...

lovely...

Westcoast Walker said...

Divine moments are not often grand celestial displays to light up the sky, often they are a simple word, a gesture, a human connection coming from unexpected places.

Thank you for filling the void with light.

Comrade Kevin said...

I'm very impressed. Good job.

Randal Graves said...

Good stuff.