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Bodhi Day

A day of the leaf, is carried in the wind, and this cold December night, will be warmed by the lights of the Bohdi tree I shall scrawl out a letter to a stranger, against the vagrancy of my own soul Stretch out my arms to make a friend, and think of that, which exists beyond my self This turning of the leaf will make me whole When I am done, I will put down my pen, and learn to be content,... to leave the soft-fingered words alone with the stars For all things are united by the spirit of the heart I will dampen the fire, and turn down the lights, climb the stairs to a peaceful sleep, assured at last, that united by the light, my soul will keep, and that I am one among the universe. I will reach that place by reaching my hands across time and space, and by possibility of leaving our world a more gentle place As I brush away the leaves before the door I must also brush away a selfish dust For I was born to live with a fallible heart....... If I were to strive to turn this leaf and leave the world better for having me sweep I will keep alive, that peace, of which before, I may never have known A day of the leaf, is carried in the wind The turning of the leaf will make me whole And I have grown
_____________________________________________________ 11/26/13 For Deb's Contest: "Happy Holidays"

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 3:39:00 PM
    you chose a unique holiday, Carrie and did it in your usual elegant style. You are topping a few lists today!!! BIG congrats.

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 11:50:00 AM
    I was so pleased with this verse, I learned as well! And it was kind of you to honor the belief system of others. Always the lady, always the winner. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:24:00 AM
    A well deserving win my dear, I don't know how you do it, congrats as I said, let the pen stay mighty, the word is power and grace to all who read you, love xxx

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 5:55:00 AM
    Well done Carrie xx

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 11:02:00 PM
    congratulations. ..Linda

  1. Date: 12/11/2013 11:00:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Very fantastic write on Holidays, very informative and full of wisdom, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Beautiful poem. so nice to read. I loved it....peter