AWE, 5775

Days of Awe
Year of Awe

Awe one of those words
close relative of holy a little
more personal I am in awe of people who
bring their toes right to their heads
musicians and songwriters whose music comes
right out of their throats and from their hands I am in awe
of Eleanor Roosevelt, Etta James, everyone who
does what they do.
The idea of a day. And then the day.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

7 Comments

  1. Well, can’t help it, but this year, my first association is “Shock and Awe”.

    And my second is from Rupert Holmes’ song “Escape” (The PIna Colada Song)

    So I waited with high hopes and she walked in the place
    I knew her smile in an instant, I knew the curve of her face
    It was my own lovely lady and she said, “Aw, it’s you.”
    Then we laughed for a moment and I said, “I never knew.”

  2. Well, I do what I do, but it’s really not awe-worthy. I’m listening to my Bob Dylan collection, shuffled. That’s awesome.

  3. Your (proper) use of awe reminds me that awesome has become the most over-used and inappropriately used word in the English language. Basically, it has been reduced to “nice,” or “good.”

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