A Million Tomorrows

20 Mar

A Lenten note found on the refrigerator:

When is yourself— the self—

When all attributes— clash within Divine light

In shades and shadows of being

When nothing— can be done— what else can we do?

But, continue— in acceptance  —of who, we are.

As light passes through day

So should being pass— unexplained at sunset’s end—

 waking up in the best –of each today

Better than yesterday—  of course—

and on the path of a million tomorrows


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18 responses to “A Million Tomorrows

  1. frederick anderson

    March 26, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    That’s one hell of a refrigerator you’ve got there! Thanks for the poem, and the extraordinary peace of the music, for which I must express further gratitude, because it led me in a roundabout way to listening to Callas’s ‘Ave Maria’ and to enjoy again the quite extraordinary beauty and perfect control of that voice! I know there are those who say she had too much vibrato, but really…just to hear a note grow out of silence in such a consummately transcendent way quite fills me.
    I found great sadness in your poem. The story, for me, of one man’s compulsion to follow a destiny not of his making, is heartbreak. An evil, ill-starred time of year – I take no consolation from it.


  2. dsnake1

    March 22, 2016 at 2:56 am

    certainly one of my favourite poems from you.
    may tomorrow be always better.


  3. Magaly Guerrero

    March 21, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Life happens and happens again, regardless of what we do or want out of it. Life will do its thing.

    Such depth…


  4. Jae Rose

    March 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Amen – all we can do is carry on and hope that tomorrow is better than today – or at the very least not worse – the image was just what i needed today


  5. Kerry O'Connor

    March 21, 2016 at 9:50 am

    As light passes through day
    So should being pass— unexplained at sunset’s end—
    waking up in the best –of each today…

    Such deep thoughts for Lent.


  6. 1sojournal

    March 20, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Yes, acceptance is a key hard won,


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  7. magicalmysticalteacher

    March 20, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    “Carry on.” That’s the “message” I take away from this poem—and I shall!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Walt Wojtanik

    March 20, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    We all on our own path heading to the same destination. A great piece, ZQ.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Mary

    March 20, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    This is really a wonderful poem, ZQ! I like thinking that each day will be better than the day before….and the idea of a million tomorrows. Not that any of us has a million tomorrows, but hopefully we will have a few thousand at least. Smiles.

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  10. gillena

    March 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    What a lovely opener
    “When is yourself— the self—

    When all attributes— clash within Divine light”

    I am happy you linked up at my Sunday Lime today

    much love…

    Liked by 1 person

  11. The Literary Doc

    March 20, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    A nice message on acceptance, moving on, but never forgetting. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. humbird

    March 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I like your post today, ZQ…very sacred, the words and the song too….thank you for sharing… ~ esp. love ‘ continue— in acceptance —of who, we are’

    Liked by 1 person

  13. C.C.

    March 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    The imagery of being “As light [that] passes through day” is very thought provoking and rich.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    March 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    We are just on the stepping stones from an ancient past and the distant tomorrow… I think acceptance is all we need.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Rall

    March 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Just beautiful. A Palm Sunday poem. Spiritual and comforting.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. scotthastiepoet

    March 20, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Yes, Yes… “in acceptance…” and on: “and on the path of a million tomorrows…” Insiring write, my friend… Thank you… With Best Wishes Scott

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Sherry Marr

    March 20, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    This is extremely beautiful…being passing like the light at the end of day. I LOVE “on the path of a million tomorrows.” Gorgeous.

    Liked by 1 person


    March 20, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    So true. We are like suns rising new ever day and the sunset is like a mini-death each day. All we can to is be what we were made for.

    Liked by 1 person


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