Saturday, February 06, 2010

Simple Things - Participate in Support of Heartline Ministries in Haiti

Chris of Enchanted Oak has issued a challenge which is really very easy.  To quote Chris, "Write on your blog on Saturday or Sunday about the simple things that bless you and include a link to my blog. Then pop in to my blog and tell me you’ve posted your “Simple Things.”  I’ll visit you, we’ll visit each other, and for each blog that participates, my family will donate $2.00 to the Heartline Ministries medical clinic in Haiti.  Make a list, write a poem, do a story, whatever floats your boat."

Simple Things

Pastel colors, like an artist's palette, 
in the early morning sky,
The cheerful song of mockingbirds,
as they spread their wings to fly.
The rippling flow of mountain streams,
from melting high Sierra snow,
Sharing whispered words of love,
On a beach where tradewinds blow.

The first taste of creamy ice cream,
On a blistering summer day,
Someone dear who offers comfort,
To wipe the tears away.

Spring rains that lightly fall,
And make us dance about in glee,
A real letter in the mailbox,
Sent from you to me.

A single perfect rose,
A high school marching band,
A baby's gurgling laugh,
These all are simply grand!

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy All rights reserved.


  1. Very sweet! I like the rhythm. (and the message)

  2. Oh a letter in the mail box is just perfectly simple and far nicer that those horrible bills that generally get put in my mailbox.

    Your poem is beautiful as always.

  3. Lovely words Carmen.

  4. What a generous family! I will have to find some time today or tomorrow to write a post..

    Your poem is simply fabulous and makes me happy!

  5. I love your list, Carmen! You've pulled together disparate things that remind us how varied and wonderful is this world!

  6. Oh, I love your poem, Carmen! Such evocative images. I am a sucker for a mockingbird's song, especially. Thank you for helping me spend $2 on Haiti today!

  7. great list! a mountain it. i agree good rhythm to the piece, worth even more than the $2. smiles.

  8. I truly enjoy your narration.
    Lovely poem, I felt your words.

  9. Sharkbytes -
    Glad you like my simple things and, even nicer that it will send $2 to Haiti.

    Liss -
    I so seldom get anything but email anymore, I am thrilled when a real card or letter comes.

    Glynis -
    I am always happy when you read my poetry!

    Icy BC -
    it is wonderful of Chris and her husband to use this creative means to give to Haiti. I look forward to seeing your efforts!

    Karen -
    Thanks for enjoying my poem.

    Enchanted Oak -
    Dear Chris, anytime you want me to help you spend money, count me in - especially for Haiti.
    Many thanks to you and your husband for this challenge.

    Brian Miller -
    You're a sweethear! Wasn't it nice of Chris and
    her husband to do this!

    ShAKirA CHOONG -
    Thank you for stopping by to read my poetry! I am glad you liked it.

    lakeviewer - thank you, my friend!!

  10. Sweet poem, Carmen. Thanks for sharing!

  11. There's nothing so sweet as a baby's laugh.

  12. Hi Carmen- I have just bestowed an award on you at Stop by and pick it up!

  13. Hi Carmen,

    My name is also Carmen (Araneta). Your poem makes one ponder about life. Although complex and winding life may seem, but it's made up of single, simple moments that brings joy to the extreme. God Bless you.

  14. i could so relate to the ice cream bit..:)
    lovely poem Carmen!

  15. I loved that, Carmen!!!! :D

    It made me smile, as usual... :D

    Seriously now...does the son with the sexy hair have a girlfriend? (hehehehe)

  16. So lovely. A beautiful to share your list. Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog yesterday - much appreciated.