Soft lamplight is enough, the kitchen in the early morning.

I gathered some jasmine for the island.

So, I can smell it as I write. 

Tiny white flowers ever so delicate. 

You might miss them if it wasn’t for their scent. 

A hint of light is beginning to show in the windows. 

I suppose the stars have gone to sleep here

..and are still awake elsewhere,

as though stars sleep.

I read a passage in a book this morning. 

It said to live in your hands

and I wonder over some of the ways one does just that. 

There is a glass panel in the top of the front door.

I can see it from here

at this island in the kitchen,

my makeshift desk.

My makeshift everything really.

When the sun peeks,

It makes the tiniest rainbow, right there

where the light touches the cut edges of the glass. 

Everything around it is still darkness,

..except for the way it sparkles just there…


ellie894 May 3, 2020

I don’t have a good photo of the light coming through the glass but this one in the woods makes me feel very much the same. May your day be full with blessings, suzanne ❤️

18 thoughts on “jasmine for the island…

  1. Star Jasmine… one of my favorite flowers.
    I don’t have a particularly strong sense of smell, but this is always a flower
    that I have been able to smell. Hummingbirds love this flower. When I lived
    in Livermore with my son we had a huge amount of it growing around jacuzzi
    and I was often visited within a few feet by hummingbirds when in jacuzzi.
    Hope you are having a great day.
    Forrest 🙂

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    1. How beautiful that must have been, a wonderful moment. I’ve never seen hummingbirds visit them.
      Thank you, I did have a very nice day.
      Hope you did too.
      Suzanne 😊

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  2. You brought the stars inside to the island💫🏝 🤩🤗🥰
    Your words paint a beautiful picture of the Sun’s awakening. It reminds me of this song

    Thank you for sharing your sleeping stars and your waking sun🌠🌞💌

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    1. Thank you! I do love to bring some in to the house. Such a lovely scent and for only a little while. Mustn’t miss it. Thank you for the kind thoughts and beautiful song 🥰🎶🦋❤️

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