Friday, December 23, 2011

Hearts of Gold

My children (ages 2, 6 mos and 4) Christmas 2003

It's in the eyes of children everywhere
the ecstasy a rainbow to their soul
filled with awe and wonder on this eve
when miracles give birth to hearts of gold.

@laurie kolp

Thanks to all of you for the gift of joy you've given me this year. I hope you have a golden weekend full of miracles and ecstasy!

Prompt inspiration: A Word with Laurie at Imaginary Gardens (use ecstasy in 5 minutes or less)

23 comments:

mjshorts said...

A lovely piece Laurie.
My wife often tells me I'm just a big kid - probably why I enjoy Christmas so much!

Mary said...

Beautiful sentiment expressed, Laurie. (And cute kids!) I will think about the prompt during the day.

ami de manila said...

Moments like this is so easy to find in ordinary days... some people don't know how to look but you sure captured it...

Kim Nelson said...

Miracles give birth to hearts of gold... what a lovely way to express what I know to be true.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Now those are priceless gifts under your Christmas tree!

Brian Miller said...

nice...great pic...i love kids...they still have that awe and wonder....

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh such beautiful little sojourners under your tree! Those ages are when Christmas is the BEST for parents because the magic happens!!!!! I remember. I love your poem.

Heaven said...

They look so cute ~

I adore these ages when its Christmas time.. indeed they have the hearts of gold.

Happy Holidays to you and your family ~

Janet said...

There is nothing like children to bring out the true essence of old-time Christmas...the wonder and joy and simple things. Thank-you for sharing this beautiful poem and photo!
Merry Christmas!

bajanpoet said...

Happy Holidays! Love this poem :) My two boys are 7 years and 4 years old and they can't wait till Christmas!

Ella said...

Laurie,
I loved it, short and so full of meaning! My favorite line is:
"miracles give birth to hearts of gold"

Thank you for sharing your prompt and joy! I was working on another post, but think I can tie them into a joyful bow, I hope! :D

Happy Holidays to you n' yours~

Mary Mansfield said...

Nothing shows us the wonderment of possibility more than the eyes of a child on Christmas morning. Nice one.

Laurie Kolp said...

Thank you all. My kids have grown a bit since then, but Christmas still remains... for them!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, they were adorable, and I'm sure they still are, especially at this time of year. Lucky you.
Your poem is perfect: awe, wonder, rainbows, gold! I love it.
K

Mary Ann Potter said...

The best gifts already belong to us. Have a Merry Christmas, Laurie!

Mama Zen said...

Awww . . . this is beautiful! Have a Merry Christmas!

Fireblossom said...

It's for the kids, bless them. Merry Christmas, fellow Toad. :-)

Eva Gallant said...

OMG! The kids are adorable. Have a wonderful Christmas!

S.E. Ingraham said...

I'm afraid I can't say it any better than those who've commented before me but did want to chime in with my two cents and say how much I enjoyed this gem ... the kids are of course adorable and you've captured the essence of Christmas with your poem - have a great one Laurie - as always it's been a pleasure sharing some of the same poetry sites with you.

The Unknowngnome said...

You are blessed. Merry Christmas!

Doctor FTSE said...

Your children are as lovely as your tribute to them, and to all children. Thank you.

Celestial Dreamz said...

beautiful sentiments ... :)

Marian said...

ooh the cheekiness!! there must be so much cheer in your home, laurie. enjoy!