Simple Things

Life is filled with simple things

The movement of an insect’s wings

Sparkle of a wedding ring

Strands of light through window pane

Magic shown in fields of grain

Dizzy spinning weather vane

Quickening shift to joy from pout

Tiny fingers reaching out

Discovering what the world’s about

Flower petals spreading wide

Amidst the tears the joyful cry

Encouraged by the blushing bride

Puppies, kittens, bunnies too

Tiny birds that finally flew

Meadows wide with morning dew

Candle flame when all things still

Scrambling up a grassy hill

The feeling of complete free will

Relief of finally being heard

One focused on your every word

Deep within you, something stirred

A melody that stirs the soul

Treasure found in hidden holes

Not a fragment, indeed the whole

Ink, and brush, and charcoal cast

Visions of the now and past

Interest drawn and questions asked

Pennies tossed in wishing wells

Morning stroll with chiming bells

Welcome home and fond farewells

Movement of a rolling skate

Stringing through a metal great

Chairs around the dinner plates

Scents of spring that fill the air

Children on the bottom stair

Giggling as without a care

Enlightened by the turning page

Imaginations cast out to a stage

Another voice that comes to age

Memories of those days gone by

Elders’ wit and young ones spry

Truth was spoken, eye to eye

Chirping crickets and summer sun

Races run, and some were won

The highest goal was simple fun

Passer-byes with pleasant greeting

Politeness in a casual meeting

While high above the birds are tweeting

Fresh cut grass and lilacs bloom

Rising dust from corn straw broom

A carried wind that shares perfume

Waterfalls and great cascade

Giant oaks with endless shade

An icy glass of lemonade

First time sitting behind the wheel

Anticipation of a homecooked meal

Newfound love, and how it feels

Simple things bring pure delight

Rocking chair with fading light

The gentle calm of falling night


Additional Reading

R.J. Schwartz is an American Poet and Author.

His complete works on The Creative Exiles Website can be found here

The Gypsy Thread is a huge collection of his original work

Ralph also writes on HubPages

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

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