Give me that song that makes you feel balmy.
Give me that prayer that brings you peace.
Give me that recipe, that tastes like comfort and works like a remedy.
Give me the art you made last week.
Give me the worn-out copy of that book you love.
Give me the old picture of us that you found.
Give me a list of your gratitude.
Give me the name of your favorite place in town.
Send me a letter that captures the mood you’re in.
Tell me the last omen you saw.
Give me the source of your latest laugh.
Or simply… just give me a call.
5 thoughts on “Gifts”
I like how this can be meditative vehicle, a prompt for pondering one’s own answers to each line, any time of year.
I love that idea. Feel free to share yours if you want. =)
Well, thank you for the invitation, i will… 🙂
Your poem is beautiful, and i don’t wish to take away from it by making it into anything else.
But since you asked, here’s what came of pondering it…
Balmy song: Brighter Than the Sun, Colbie Caillat
Peace-bringing prayer: Namaste
Comfort/remedy recipe: maple oatmeal with raisins
Last week’s art: a letter to a friend and a knitted sweater
Beloved book: Consolations of Philosophy, Alain de Botton
Old picture of us: becoming friends traveling in Europe
Gratitude list: resonant relating, simple pleasures
Favorite place: the coffee shop we meet at to talk
Mood in my letter: quiet gratitude and wonder
Last omen: storm clouds outside my window
Latest laugh source: silly jokes with friends
Leaving you a voicemail: “I can hardly wait to see you.”
I love this! Thank you Katherine. I’m about to pull up that song by Colbie. I forgot how good it is. And the book I plan to find as well. Thank you for sharing. Namaste. 💛