Spending My Days Grazing

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Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
in a black stanchion of trees,
waiting for someone to come
with his bucket
for the foamy white light,
and then a long day in the pasture.
I too spend my days grazing,
feasting on every green moment
till darkness calls,
and with the others
I walk away into the night,
swinging the little tin bell
of my name.
~Ted Kooser “A Birthday Poem”

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I usually go in to work on my birthday,
just a regular day most summers~
instead today decided to catch up
on weeding, reading and needing
a day of quiet:

To notice each blade of grass while grazing through the hours,
transformed by something so simple,
to be called as the time comes
to return to the barn
in fullness,
ready to give all I have until empty.

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11 thoughts on “Spending My Days Grazing

  1. It’s your birthday?  Well Happy Birthday!! And best wishes for a wonderful new year!Love,Victoria

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  2. Emily…
    You, and your amazing photos/reflections, are a birthday gift to the world, with every post. Thank you – so grateful for your Presence here!
    P. S. You chose wisely in your day’s celebration…amen!!!

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  3. Happy birthday Emily! So glad you replenished your spirit in celebration of your birth! You are truly a blessing!

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  4. Happy Birthday Emily. Thank you so much for sharing your life with me through your blog. You are an inspiration and mentor to me through these works of your hands.

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