Monday, January 12, 2009

Waking up Without an Alarm - a poem by Karen Holmes

You asked for it. Here it is -- a new poem by Karen Holmes.

Waking up Without an Alarm

a day without obligations
slivers of silver spilling from the shades
a small ceremony of jasmine tea in the Japanese pot
ten minutes of Qi Gong, twenty rubbing Rascal’s belly.
in the evening, a pang of regret for a lazy day
then remembering
a well-deserved retirement
a chance to do something or nothing
innate joy arising
and Rascal smiling, sleeping in his basket.

Karen Holmes

1 comment:

The Storialist said...

This poem makes me wistful for Sunday mornings!

I really enjoy your blog...I'll be back for future postings!