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.

4 comments:

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,
Mike