I know not how many times
the light had to bend and turn
on its way from the sun
only that the years that it
spent reflected in your laughter
and your eyes
and so many more besides
each ray that made its trek
across the 93 million miles
and landed on your guiding and comforting hand that held mine
or on your hair that gleamed in its presence
each ray that warmed our toes
and grew the beans you snapped and canned
and the squash you cooked and froze,
ready for the long, cold days of winter
each ray that wove its way–
from the yellow at sunrise
to the pink and blue at dusk
each and every ray of light
and more beautiful
because it was reflected by you
5 thoughts on “on your birthday, six years later”
I need one too, although nobody ever told me it made me nicer. I just snore less. Sweet solar thoughts BTW.
Thank you for your kind words. Fingers crossed for naps for all today! 😄
What a sweet tribute, Tara!!
Thank you for reading and for your kind words, Lisa.
Glad I found your blog!!