Monday, April 9, 2018

Joy Shared - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

A child smiles

Joy shared through her sparkling eyes

Joy returned through mine

© 2018  M. N. Hopkins

Note:  This poem was inspired and written today after a chance meeting between a very little girl and I while waiting in line at the grocery store.  I turn around and was met with the smile of a small girl with sparkling eyes like diamonds in the sun.  Her joy was so intense that one could feel it in the air.  I returned her smile with a silly face and big smile.  When I left the store,  I turned around to see her one last time and waved and smiled and she returned it with a wave of joy directed my way.   I wrote 2 or 3 versions before deciding on this one which I published for the first time on my blog today, the 9th of April 2018.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! the Incal

Magnus said...

Lovely poem and lovely encounter! Life is truly full of small daily miracles!

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michael:

This had me both smiling and at the same time feeling
quite emotional. It reminded me of that saying "And a little child
shall lead them"

Thank you - the other Michael. :)

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Glad that you enjoyed it the other Michael. It's nice to share such moments. She was a very little one, not more than 2 years. So much joy in her eyes.

Take care,