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A Baptism, of Sorts
by Dawn Anderson
Sunday, January 10, 2010
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My daughters and I spent our Christmas holidays in a little fishing village in Spain...these were my thoughts on New Year's Day...

The morning is cloudy and lackluster,

yet the water carries a light of its own

that draws me to ocean’s edge.

Gently, the air whispers with each

incoming wave that I am alive –

and I am thankful for the reminder.



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Reviewed by Jerry Engler 2/9/2010
The whispering wind and the incoming waves are great things to use in realization of life. A very close to the heart write, Dawn....Jerry
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/27/2010
I like the stillness of this moment, where one is deep in thought. Big decisions are made in moments like this. Great write, Dawn.
Sheila
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 1/25/2010
"Gently, the air whispers with each incoming wave that I am alive..."

What a wonderful line, Dawn. This is just lovely and the idea of spending Christmas in a little village in Spain sounds so inviting.
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 1/21/2010
Just the quiet sort of moment that I love. Nicely penned, Dawn.
Reviewed by Ed J. 1/20/2010
You hit my weakness here. I was raised on the coast and the ocean sang it's song and gave me peace and hope in times when I was down. I enjoyed this and can relate.

Stay well and keep writing

Ed
Reviewed by F William Broome 1/19/2010
Your words are stunnningly honest and from the heart. Beautiiful lines and thoughts. -Bill
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/16/2010
i know that Light and that Whisper...
beautiful reminder, indeed.
so much enjoy your work, dawn.
blessings to you and daughter,
carolyn
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/15/2010
You have recalled, recreated, and shared the mood and meaning of the moment most effectively via your verses, Dawn. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by JMS Bell 1/14/2010
A GOOD WORK - HOW GOOD IT IS TO BE BLESSED WITH A GIFT THAT 'DRAWS' THE STRENGTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT THAT ONE NEEDS...FROM EACH AND EVERY PLACE...WHEREVER...WE HAPPEN TO FIND OURSELVES. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 1/12/2010
I liked this alot. Water does seem to have a baptismal effect, a washing away of the heaviness of the land.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/11/2010
... an Epiphany for certain sure, Dawn! You are aptly named - I have always thought so! Reminds me also of a poem of yours about a swimmer, I think. Were you on Costa de la Luz by any chance? As the name suggests, the light is very special on that part of the Andalucian coastline, just over the narrow strait from Africa. Ahh me... now I'm dreaming! Happy New Year! xx
Reviewed by L. Figgins 1/11/2010
Gratitude is the purest form of prayer. Tender reminder to us all. Blessings to you and yours this New Year, Dawn...Lin
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 1/11/2010
Wish I were there. Well penned. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/11/2010
Lovely sentiments, and a small fishing village in Spain sounds quite lovely, too.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 1/11/2010
A beautiful reminder indeed.
I miss water in this world where everything is ice right now.
Seems baptism has to wait a while.

John
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 1/11/2010
This is a very beautiful poem.A wonderful and excellent piece.take care
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/11/2010
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 1/11/2010
Wonderful. You speak with nature and it feeds you with words full of hope. Lovely
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/10/2010
beautiful musings--what a beautiful place to be
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/10/2010
Such a simple subtle whisper that calms and warms the heart...beautiful indeed.
fee
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 1/10/2010
Dawn, what a beautiful reminder to live in the moment. Lovely poem. So glad to hear you are back and that you spent time with your girls. In Spain no less! You are giving them such an incredible life!

Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/10/2010
As Christine says, "so soothing" and uplifting, a soul that sees light and is drawn to it. Gentle and thoughtful, Dawn, this poem leaves me warm and grateful.

John
Reviewed by Carol Grace 1/10/2010
What a sweet, gentle poem but yet you successfully avoid the trap of sentimentality. This is what a love about poetry--being able to say so much with an economy of words. Great job, Dawn.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/10/2010
What can I say that haven't been said Dawn. Beautiful.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Carin Spirit 1/10/2010
What a wonderful start to the New Year. Coastal paradises are a favorite of mine, as well. Welcome home, Happy New Year, I have missed you. Warmly, Carin'
Reviewed by Andy Turner 1/10/2010
What will you do with the remainder of the reminder?
That is what this poem asks me.
Though I kinda smile at your pics, as for some reason I see a young Merrill Streep.
It seems Europe is your home. Tuscany is my dream place to visit and I do not know why!

The water carries a light of its own. I know this feeling, living on these isles, as it carries a light and a life and a voice, musical, of its own.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/10/2010
Spain, a piece of bread, a glass of red wine...a communion.

Georg

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/10/2010
oh Dawn this is so soothing, the light in a wave carries much much more...an old fishing village would be a thrill to be at right now...as I love that setting...and happy new year..welcome back
~Christine~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/10/2010
Nothing more be said: perfect, Dawn. Counted blessings!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/10/2010
Sometimes we need a reality adjustment to let us know we are here and we count. This adjustment comes in many forms for each individual person. Nice work . . .
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 1/10/2010
Very nice. Nature's continuous cycles give us a sense of life, and like you, I am ever thankful to be alive with the blessings I've received.
Reviewed by L Hippler 1/10/2010
Another good one, Dawn. Your note at the top makes it even more meaningful.
L
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 1/10/2010
excellent poetry dawn. short and sweet.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/10/2010
nice thoughts Dawn
I think it was snowing in New York For The Holiday
Happy you are enjoying yourself in Spain
Love & peace be with you
Love Your enjoyable write
Peace & Love be with you

William
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