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: Alchemy of Aging

on April 25, 2017

Days become more still
Old siren songs grow quieter
New drumbeat sounds now

Amazing freedom
Choreographs day’s tempo
Measured steps suit me

Laughter and lightness
Transform binding to-do lists
To “catch as catch can”

I watch with wonder
Diminishing energy
Re-shapes my desires

Life has new balance
I find joy in small things
Transformed into gold

16 responses to “Haiku: Alchemy of Aging

  1. Eileen says:

    Isn’t it wonderful to be able to cut ourselves some slack! Love “catch as catch can.” So few things are life and death. And my joy in small things was literally transformed into gold today as the bright yellow gold finches returned to the feeder outside my windows. Delightful post.

  2. den169 says:

    Well said. Love it.

  3. This is glorious and lovely

  4. vivachange77 says:

    Many thanks. ❤

  5. JoHanna Massey says:

    This is just so well said. I am embracing the ‘catch as catch can’ rhythm of days myself. Grateful for this opportunity. Thank you for saying it so well. 🐢

  6. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks for your comment. Glad to know our days follow similar rhythms – especially now in Spring weather.

  7. hbsuefred says:

    Another wonderfully descriptive and poetic post on what I like to call the benefits of aging. Thanks

  8. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks for your comment. I consider them benefits as well. Pretty amazing surprise to get here and find the small riches of aging.

  9. I of July says:

    Pure magic 🙂

  10. Christy B says:

    I especially love the last verse! May you continue to find the beauty in the small things 🙂

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