Friday, September 4, 2009

Five Faves Friday, in Fragments

One week.
Busy days.
Late nights.
A few eye-rolling moments.
Still, many bright spots.

Some highlights:


Gossip Girl, Season 2.
Seven episodes to go.
Can't get enough.

This poem:

Welcome Morning

There is joy

is all:

in the hair I brush each morning,

in the Cannon towel, newly washed,

that I rub my body with each morning,

in the chapel of eggs I cook

each morning,

in the outcry of the kettle

that heats my coffee

each morning,

in the spoon and the chair

that cry “hello there, Anne”

each morning,

in the godhead of the table

that I set my silver, plate, cup upon

each morning.

All this is God,

right here in my pea-green house

each morning

and I mean,

though often forget,

to give thanks,

to faint down by the kitchen table

in a prayer of rejoicing

as the holy birds at the kitchen window

peck into their marriage of seeds.

So while I think of it,

let me paint a thank-you on my palm

for this God, this laughter of the morning,

lest it go unspoken.

The Joy that isn’t shared, I’ve heard,

dies young.

-- Anne Sexton


  1. It has been a busy crazy week!! So glad we have a 3day weekend just in time!
    Great faves....
    Gotta check out that did I miss that???
    Take care,
    Joanie :)

  2. i FINALLY finished all of gossip girl...and am now itching for the new season to start! it's SO addicting!!!

    love your anthro picks!

  3. love the post Jill - i think i might need to check out Gossip Girl - never watched it before! ALways looking for anothe guilty pleasure!

  4. I've been avoiding Gossip Girl. Maybe I should rent it on Netflix and just give in. :) I love your Anthro picks.

  5. you bought those? i dig the last dress... diggin' it big time. no, make is HUGE! :D

  6. Beautiful poem! I need to see S1 of Gossip Girl and then catch up!!