Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Haiku: Serenity

on September 26, 2016

Victory or gift?
Not to want what I can’t have
Accept what I can’t change

One who loved fine clothes
Necessarily content
Wearing what still fits

No grand travels now
Replaced by memories
Lots of time to write

Unintended change
Silver price of letting go
Golden gift of age

13 responses to “Haiku: Serenity

  1. Eileen says:

    Silver price of letting go Golden gift of age Yep that’s exactly what old age is about, letting go and becoming free. Beautiful poem. It captures the essence of our experience as we age. Well done.

  2. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks for your comment Eileen. I’m happy you are enjoying being free as the gift old age. Your words encourage me. ❤

  3. Many gifts for us to receive and I guess its all in how we view them and life. This is a beautiful way of describing the feelings of aging. The kids growing up, moving out etc. I think you are a lovely soul, just had to say it. Your writing is exciting, it brings up subjects and tells a story leaving a message! Lovely

  4. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Lynn, for your dear description of my writing. ❤

  5. I of July says:

    Writing is reliving and you Mme are very much full of life. Keep writing and we’ll keep reading 🙂

  6. Dalo 2013 says:

    The “gold gift of age” was truly felt when I became “One who loved fine clothes, Necessarily content, Wearing what still fits” ~ this was a great feeling…

  7. A great gift, I’d say, and that acceptance comes through in your writing every time 🙂

  8. hbsuefred says:

    A beautiful and accurate description of the upside of aging well!

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