Friday, March 21, 2014

Village Life

     Happy Tree by Sunita Khedekar

Underneath the Happy Tree
we build our village:
cozy houses
whose stout roofs never leak,
warm, copper kitchens
that smell of fresh-baked bread,
and bedrooms
with down-filled dreams
folded at the foot
of each and every bed.

We are so snug and smug
sometimes we forget
to look to the sky
and see the souls fly home.

This is for both G-man and his FF55  and Grace at dVerse.  Click on the links and check them out.  Ok, I missed the dVerse deadline to link up, but you should still go there and check out all the beautiful art work and the talented writers' responses.


  1. Very Positively put!
    As is everything that you do mary Bach
    You always have that insightful little back drop going on.
    Loved your upward and onward 55
    Thanks for playing, thanks for your huge support
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

    1. Thank you Galen for the weekly 55 for all this time. I'm glad it will continue, but it won't be the same without you. x

  2. Sounds like perfection… As vibrant and beautiful as the painting!

    1. Thanks Margaret. And yes, isn't it a gorgeous painting?

  3. But I like being snug and smug. *blink, blink, blink*

  4. Sometimes we need to look indeed

  5. Oh, we always have to remember to look to the sky. If we don't, we are missing so much of what is really important!

  6. ah love the last bit...
    we should never get so comfortable that we forget
    that we dont look...

  7. best not forget to look up... ~

  8. A beautiful picture and poem!
    I dare not have dreams too early in the dawn, or I'll end up run off the road in a ditch! I work graveyard shift, and need to get home before it's appropriate to start dreaming. :-)

  9. Indeed.. we can be to cozy.. and forget reality out there.. harsh but beautiful...

  10. I love the ending ~ Best to look up and see everything in perspective ~ Beautiful share, thank you ~

  11. Thank you Vandana, Grace, Bjorn and Ming! x