Wonderful

Is this a sad song, or a happy one?
I’m never sure. But turn it up,
let all that richness pour
out of the speakers. Let it roll,
and see the world unfurl
under your gaze. Look again
at every tree, at that dog sniffing
at the wall, at that child holding tightly
to his mother’s hand. That’s love.
Look at the sky. It’s blue. It’s truly blue.
Look at the grass. It’s green. Look out
for love – it comes in different ways.
Yes, turn it up. He’s singing now.
We’re singing, too. It’s true –
what a wonderful world this is,
the one we’re living in,
the one we’re moving through.

For Lill at dVerse, who asked us to choose a birthday number one from the Birthday Hits website. My birthday obviously sits very close to Eurovision, so I had some…interesting… birthday number ones. This is one of my daughter’s favourite songs, so I chose it for her. And because it’s a wonderful song.

Also, I’m very happy because I’ve worked out how to do single line spacing in a poem on WordPress!

25 thoughts on “Wonderful

  1. This is exquisitely drawn, Sarah! What a simply fantastic song you have chosen as springboard for your poem- lovelier in its emotion and bouts of wisdom. I love; “Look at the sky. It’s blue. It’s truly blue. Look at the grass. It’s green. Look out for love – it comes in different ways.” Yes! 💝💝

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    • It is such a wonderful song. It’s the song my daughter wants to walk down the aisle to – not that she’s even got a partner at the moment, but girls do plan their weddings, don’t they? I guess that might all change, but at the moment that’s part of the mix for me.

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  2. I like how you let the song inspire this poem and ask us to be mindful of our lives, with every color and detail: “Look again at every tree, at that dog sniffing at the wall, at that child holding tightly
    to his mother’s hand. That’s love.” Yes!!!

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  3. I smiled all the way through your poem. You found such a light-hearted lovely way to gently rock the prompt. It just made me feel good.

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  4. That’s one of the songs I want to have sung at my funeral! (I just don’t want it to be Ray Charles singing itm however.) And I would also like to kick things off with a bugle Reville!

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  5. Sarah, bravo to you to be able to see through to the wonderfulness. I admit to losing sight of it, trying to look over the mess of the past two years. Thank you for calling my attention to it again.

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  6. Sarah, this is wonderful and is on a theme I have been contemplating this week – noticing those moments of beauty. This is a heart-lifting poem. Just wonderful.

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