Open Wide

photo by Tom Chambers

Also linking with Poet's United and Midweek Motif ~ Open / Openess

The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free. ~Robert Brault

Open wide your heart like a door and welcome life in like a deer upon your fine dining table.
Open wide your hands like a moon flower and reach out toward the dark of night.
Open wide your mind like a window and venture out to see and feel the gravel on the other side of the tracks.
Open wide your arms like an armoire and embrace all that life has given you to hold,
so that you may have the strength and grace to give some back to those who cross your path.


  1. Carrie, this is a beautiful poem. And I LOVE the photo. Reminds me of our last family gathering, where my son's wild wolf-pup (whom I adore), nimbly leaped up onto the table full of food and didnt tip over a single thing. LOL. My sister was not impressed.

  2. Really enjoyed your message, Carrie. Indeed just being open to life is key!!

  3. Such a beautiful message in your poem :D

  4. Never has opening a door, a moonflower, a window and an armoire held such significance as these. Strength and Grace for all who enter here!

  5. This is very beautiful in expression and sentiment.
    Thank you for your comment on my poem:)...made my morning !

  6. Wise words. Beautifully done! :-)

  7. So wise, Carrie! Full of hope and good things to come if only we stay open to the things around us.

  8. 'welcome life in like a deer upon your fine dining table..'
    ..amazing! awesome, and oh so beatnik! I simply lovvved it, Carrie:)

  9. Sweetly penned – but I must say, it would take a fair bit of strength and grace (more than I think I have) for me to cope with the situation pictured! :-)

  10. well done- we all need to live that last line!

  11. I love the poem and that picture is absolutely epic :)

  12. Such an open attitude can open doors to success :)
    Positive poem, Carrie!


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