Support – A Poem

Tech Support Cheat Sheet. Comic: xkcd.

Tech Support Cheat Sheet. Comic: xkcd.

I haven’t dabbled in poetry much, but today I had a déjà vu moment that got me thinking about my years in IT support. I wrote this little ditty this evening as a result. (It’s probably embarrassingly trite, but it has charm in its own little way.)

Support – A Poem

Hi Mom.
Your computer is slow?
Did you restart your computer? Continue reading


That One Beautiful Thing – 5/21/13

Bird taking flight. Illustration: Paivatar

Bird taking flight. Illustration: Paivatar

Sympathy – Paul Lawrence Dunbar (Poem of the Day)

You may recognize this poem more by this line, made famous by Maya Angelou, than the actual title: “I know why the caged bird sings!” I just finished reading Angelou’s book and was deeply moved by her storytelling of her childhood. She approaches her stories, many of which I can’t even imagine happening to myself, with an honest grace that is so humbling. I read the full poem shortly after finishing the book and appreciated hearing Dunbar’s words with echoes of Angelou’s in my mind.

24 Tiny Turtles Who Need a Reality Check (Huffington Post)

Ain’t nothing going to break these little guys’ strides… Continue reading

A Moment of Happiness – A Poem by Rumi

Just smile. Photo: ~tomatokisses

I’ve been getting back into poetry again lately. It soothes my soul. The poetry of Rumi, a 13th century Persian mystic, is particularly intriguing to me. There are so many layers to his wisdom, and I’m only beginning to uncover them.

Here’s one I particularly like:

A Moment of Happiness

A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden’s beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed, will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.
The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together, you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land.