Monday, November 29, 2010

This Life




"What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God." ~Eleanor Powell








Gently take hold of me with both hands
and then keep on moving on your race
each breath a new gift
each step you take
becomes the
prize
you
make.


To read more prize offerings check out lovely Willow's Magpie Tales 

29 comments:

  1. beautiful as always Carrie... love this!

    Hope you had a beautiful weekend. Have a blessed week ahead...

    Love,
    Ruth

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  2. Nice thoughts, Carrie. I especially like the way you've arranged the words into the shape of the prompt.:-)

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  3. Few words ~ so full of wisdom. Thank you!

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  4. Wise words beautifully expressed... love the form too.

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  5. love the quote ,

    and your words, too.

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  6. I feel the motion in your words.
    well done.

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  7. This is such a beautiful and simple take on the picture prompt. Great magpie.

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  8. This is incredibly beautiful, Carrie. I have always loved the quote and your poem is perfectly lovely. "Each step you take becomes the prize you make." Wow!

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  9. just love how your beautiful words take on the form of the cup! terrific :)

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  10. "gently take hold of me"

    I feel those words... :)

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  11. On a writer's view: Nice "shape poetry" it looks easy but this form is definitely one of the hardest to make. A shape and wordings in unison.

    And as a reader: Simply powerful.

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  12. Hello Carrie,
    I have been on holiday, so I am late to comment on your poem.
    Wonderful words of encouragement. I liked the trophy image with your word formation!

    Congratulations Carrie on your Poet of Week Interview. Well deserved.
    Best wishes, Eileen

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  13. I'd be very tempted to switch around your words 'take'and'make'in this cleverly shaped offering?

    each step you make
    becomes the
    prize
    you
    take.

    It just seemed a clearer idea? Hope you don't mind my suggesting...

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  14. Nice take on the photo prompt. My brain has had too much mush in it lately to give the Magpies a chance.

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  15. I love it, Carrie! Shape or concrete poems are some of my favorites to right and read - so fun, and lovely message in this one too..

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  16. I love how you sculpted your words to fit the shape of the concept.
    Each step, the prize! I love that idea so much.

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  17. Your writing is a prize for all of us ...

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  18. wow this is deep carrie - read it several times
    each step you take becomes the prize you make...true

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  19. Short and sharp, beautifully written!
    All the best
    Marinela

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