I found myself reminiscing
of ordinary things

Huge puffballs
scattered among  wildflowers
memories of childhood wishes
such an ordinary thing
once upon a time

A thank you note
arrived by post
written  in cursive
such an ordinary thing
once upon a time

An old red farm truck
rumbled up the dirt road
the farmer shifting gears
raised his hand in recognition
such an ordinary thing
once upon a time

Hikes in the Cascade mountains
stunning views of Mt. Rainier
such an ordinary thing
once upon a time

The old haybarn
now in disrepair
echoes of the first harvest
such an ordinary thing,
once upon a time

I find joy
in those ordinary things

Upon reflection,
the most ordinary things
become extraordinary things

20 thoughts on “Poetry ~ Ordinary Things

  1. This was beautiful! Specially loved the pictures interspersed between the paragraphs. Painted quite a picture there ❤ ❤

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  2. Sue, your verses are as elegant and heartfelt as a Norman Rockwell painting that evokes such deep feelings and memories of “bygone days”!! Thanks so much for this beautiful stroll down memory lane and the reminder about how wonderful “Ordinary Things” truly can be!! Your photos were great and so contributed to the beauty of this post!! Bellissimo, Sue, Bellissimo!!!

    Especially, loved your lines on writing in cursive! Such a bygone skill. You might enjoy my two posts on it – “I Cannot Write In Cursive” and “I Struggle to Write In Cursive” if you haven’t seen them yet.
    xoxoxo

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