Saturday, April 07, 2007

I Tasted a Cloud (a poem)

Today I received
a most amazing gift.
I tasted a cloud in my vegetable soup.
The cloud, which made the rain,
which fell on the rich brown fields,
which watered the seeds,
which became the meal,
I brought to my lips today.

Today I received
a most amazing gift.
I tasted the sun in my bread.
The sun, which shone brightly
onto the rich brown fields,
which warmed the seeds,
which became the manna,
I fed to my body today.

Today I received,
a most amazing gift.
I tasted the tears in my food.
The tears, which fell poignantly
onto the rich brown fields,
and joined rivers of sorrow over time,
and flowed into the ocean,
in which I washed myself today.

Today I received
a most amazing gift.
I tasted the joy in my repast.
Joy, which burst through the sadness,
drying the rich brown fields,
balancing the sorrow over time,
that living things could grow,
and nourish at this blessed table.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kimberly! This poem really touched me - thank you for sharing it here.

Proud Auntie from bf.com

RachDminor said...

Kimberly, did you write this? I love it ... truly. Is it okay with you if I share it?

YOUR proud Auntie (Jantie) :)

Anonymous said...

this one speaks to me. i'm gonna chew on it.

:) Randall