Thursday, July 25, 2013

It is my kind of hallmark moment



It’s couscous, spicy greens and yams sweetened with syrup and pecans.

It’s my clothes laid out and my messes put away without any fussing.

It’s the lists made for me or emails reminding me what I’ve forgotten.

It’s coming home each night to a kiss and him listening to my fussing.

It’s the conversations: Darfu, Guantanmo, Indi films and preteen obsessions.

It’s the knowing I’m enough and I have plenty.





At Dverse, Victoria has asked us to write a list poem. Join us.

27 comments:

  1. knowing i am enough means the world...that first dish sounds delicious as well...and the listening...yeah that too...all wrapped up in a hallmark...smiles.

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    1. yeah, he does that to me. makes me stupid mushy. lol

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    2. thats a good thing though...
      i would have it no other way.
      smiles.

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  2. LaTonya, it's all of the above. We need to stop and realize it sometimes. Now he's the cook and we're retired, so my list may have different details but the same message. Thanks for sharing this. And reminding me.

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  3. Love the pure simplicity of this.

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  4. couscous.. :-)
    the last line touched me.. great work.. :-)

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  5. You've produced a list poem of really important things...loved the last line, which is the perfect culmination.

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  6. Communication, kisses, sustenance, tantalized taste buds, clean folded clothes & thoughts--it is all good, and makes a damned fine list poem; thanks.

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  7. Oh that's so nice, I love couscous you've made me hungry...time to break for lunch me thinks. A lovely list poem.

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  8. beautiful, who among us takes the time to realize we are enough and have plenty?

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  9. It’s the knowing I’m enough and I have plenty... so sweet that he sends you email reminders and the listening...so important...couscous..hmmm... loving it... love that state of peace that shines through each line

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  10. What a beautiful relationship--

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  11. Happy days. The couscous sounds wonderful too:)

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  12. I agree with the others: great last line! And the dish looks lovely.

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  13. This was a fun challenge. Any reading here, and it's clear I like to eat, love the list form and well, I ain't shy about saying what Mister means to me. Thank you all for the commments.

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  14. Last line says it all. How wonderful to feel that. And the couscous sounds (and looks) yummy! Thank you.

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  15. Sounds like a happy list. It's great to be thankful. Thanks,

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  16. Very powerful, feminine, wise, divine!

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  17. ah, and I thought it was just me who goes ga-ga over a good meal and conversation. Thank you all.

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  18. Preteen obsessions are the best puberty the highway of distress

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  19. Lovely details, and that final line is perfect: "It’s the knowing I’m enough and I have plenty."

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  20. Sounds like my hubby. Especially reminding me not to forget things. Lovely list.

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