Just another (extra)ordinary day

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I drew open velvet drapes to welcome the day
breathing in, amber sun and hurrying wind
between desolate woods and glimmering lake
I count murmurs which my heart had made

I follow soft voices that sound on empty street
find not strange afternoon’s sweltering heat
amid hours of weary grins and elbow grease
I ruminate what would make my life complete

I bid myself take a minute and observe the sea
there is pleasure in sound of crashing waves
there is pleasure in the value of ordinary life
I smile at knowledge that makes its way within

because experience  itself was extraordinary.

 

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Comments

  1. Old Egg says:

    How right you are Sanaa. There’s nothing quite like experiencing the extraordinary yourself and reflecting “Yes, I have lived!”. How I enjoyed this poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  2. Bev says:

    YES Being fully in the moment is extraordinary. Well said!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  3. The present moment is extraordinary – one realizes that especially as one grows older and time is finite………a gift just to breathe, to open one’s eyes in the morning, able to see and get out of bed. It is always a gift, and wonderful that you know that so young.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  4. blogoratti says:

    What a refreshing poem, a joy to read indeed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Blogoratti 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  5. Yes, yes, yes. Those echoes are everywhere. I lived them. Thank you

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed! Thanks for stopping by, Martin 🙂

  6. Yes indeed, life itself is the gift. And, as always, beautifully said.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. Sumana Roy says:

    “I smile at knowledge that makes its way within” Aha…this is the path to the extraordinary! So beautifully expressed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  8. thotpurge says:

    The person defines the experience rather than the other way round!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Rajani 🙂

  9. Jae Rose says:

    You capture the magic of the world perfectly

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Mary says:

    Ah, I like this poem which seems to me to be a celebration of the beauty of an ordinary day.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. Hello dear, Sanaa! Your poetry always moves and delights me, and this also is a joy to read. The “aha” moment, taking pleasure in the value of ordinary life, is accomplished.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwww!❤️ Thank you so much, Khaya 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

  12. annell4 says:

    Yes, it is!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I agree with Sherry, the older I get, the more extraordinary each day becomes. You have captured that so well with your words.

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. Sara McNulty says:

    This poem brought me a true sense of joy. Thanks, I needed it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  15. gillena says:

    Luv your use of contrasts and textures in this poem Sanaa
    Thank you for linking to Monday WRites

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Gillena ❤

      Much love…

  16. Vivian Zems says:

    Appreciating this moment only and extolling the value of ordinary life. Your words are like a breath of fresh air.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  17. Timoteo says:

    Finding the extraordinary within the ordinary…that’s when you are fully present in the moment. Nicely done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Timoteo 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  18. The secret of happiness – knowing that the most ordinary moment is extraordinary. You are wise, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  19. Bjorn says:

    I think we need the knowledge that our existence in itself is a gift to savor.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  20. I am finding more and more the beauty and blessings of an ordinary life.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. Thotpurge says:

    pleasure of ordinary life.. yes indeed!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Rajani ❤️

  22. paul scribbles says:

    The Zen of NOW.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️

  23. I love the final thought so much. For I, too, believe that one of the best gifts we can give ourselves is the joy we get from enjoying the bits of living that seem unremarkable. Our love of them, our delight in them, make our experience extraordinary.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

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