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Day One

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Day One

Day one..
Late March
I turn the rich, black, earth
Letting it fall between my fingers..
Breathe in its richness

Planting seeds to feed body and soul..
Allowing my spirit to renew as they grow
And enjoy the fresh goodness hard work provides..

Then watch again helplessly as it all dies
Returning to rich, black, earth
As will I
Someday...




©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:22:00 PM

    Nicely written Donna, thank you Peter

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 2:16:00 PM

    I hope this got a high placement because it remains one of my favorite of the Day one poems.

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 1:39:00 PM

    I love this and flowed beautiful. Congratulations on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    God bless Connie...thank you much
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:32:00 AM

    Easily an opening to a novel, easily

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What a kind thing to say Judy...and a thought to ponder.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:44:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading this one again Donna. Congratulations on your win.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :-) blessings Richard
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 4:59:00 PM

    Donna, great symbolism and stunning verse in the circle of life. congrats on the win in the contest :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Karen very much
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:20:00 PM

    this is one cool poem, CONGRATS, love Skat

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks ms Skat!
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 11:31:00 PM

    Donna, thank you for your day one entry and win... congrats!!! :-) From: Linda

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for having us Linda and for the great honor .. :-)
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 6:29:00 PM

    Now you sure did turn this baby around quite nicely, Donna...Gardening has taught you great wisdom indeed, my friend and I think you have a winner here - Tim

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very kind sir...thanks
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 7:30:00 PM

    My dear friend Donna, it's a brilliant idea in here. I love your poem & the surprise ending. I've extremely enjoyed your great write you shared with me this morning. thank you so much & wish you all the best & good luck! Thank you as well for your kind visits on my work and your inspiring comments. More power & blessings to you! Have a grace-filled weekend! love lots, Leonora

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    These are extremely kind and inspiring words Leonora..thank you so much..hope you are doing well and having a great summer
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 4:47:00 PM

    hi Donna I like your take on day one excellent poem Shadow x smiles (gl)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Shadow..
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 3:27:00 PM

    I planted pepper seeds about six weeks ago, and none of them are coming up out of the ground yet. You have a nice write here.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Robert..hope you are enjoying those peppers soon...mine are about to burn up if we don't get some rain
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 2:50:00 PM

    This is beautifully penned. Best wishes Donna. AO

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 10:25:00 AM

    Oh My sweet MD....this is an amazing poem. How you came full circle....I hope that someday is FAR FAR away, sweetie! Thanks for your visits and love. Have a great and wonderful day! Hugs!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey beautiful...thanks...
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 7:08:00 AM

    great poem! the ending is spot-on!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Ilene ..
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 6:52:00 AM

    Thanks for dropping by..Sara

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 6:51:00 AM

    nicely penned Donna....best wishes

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks my friend
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 11:37:00 PM

    Philosophical! Captivating and true! Yes, one day we will return there but bear with us, please! Excellent poem! 7! Good luck!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very very inspiring Demetrios...thanks!
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 10:41:00 PM

    ha ha I'm loving these Day One poems. Good luck in the contest. SKAT

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks...Skat!
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 7:48:00 PM

    First and last captured in twelve lines. Great job Donna.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate the kindness Richard...
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 7:29:00 PM

    Donna, this certainly captures ashes to ashes and day one to day one and I believe, therefore that it is full circle and perfectly thought---wish I had thought of this!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Craig..:-)
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 7:29:00 PM

    WOW, a stunning poem. I love this kind of poetry. FAVE

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very kind again Andrea.you all keep me trying ...:-)
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 6:40:00 PM

    I wasn't expecting the ending quite that way...you started it off so positive I thought you were going to end full circle! Oh, but that doesn't mean I don't love it because I really do, it is striking as it is my friend! Such a fabulous write this one really is! Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow...thanks Russell....so glad you liked it...:-)
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 5:11:00 PM

    The elements of life..From earth we come and back our body goes but thank God the spirit lives on and on and on and on and on and on and on...Enjoyed reading today..Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 7/8/2013 5:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sara...