14 Oct 2010

Magpie Tales # 36

Knock, knock!

A door knocker is the first step-
ping stone which rep-
presents friendship on offer.
When we choose to proffer
a welcome smile to one
who has come,
for whatever reason
and in whichever season,
to our home, it can lead
to discovery of a friend in need.
Then we each to each may turn,
should others spurn
compassion, until we see
how a first step can be
what makes two lives flourish,
as both nourish
one another in ways
unimagined during dull days
of loneliness. A door open wide
lets us step outside
our normal sphere
as we say "You're welcome here."

Thanks to Willow at Magpie Tales who opens her door every week to a host of Bloglanders! Follow the link to knock on a few doors yourself.

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful sentiment here. Indeed Magpie Tales opens doors to the world! Hopefully we all find a welcome inside. I am happy to step inside YOUR door this morning.

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  2. It is nice to step through doorstep and be welcomed there. Magpie Tales is a place of welcome. Your poetry is dazzling!

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  3. welcome indeed! reaching out and striving to be helpful, friendly- Thanks!

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  4. A friendly, welcoming open door! Nice Magpie.

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  5. Open doors lead to so many new adventures, if we let them. I love visiting all the magpies, and always feel welcome at your door, Jinksy.

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  6. A very welcoming and positive read, Jinksy. I enjoyed this.

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  7. Yes, we can "nourish one another in ways unimagined."

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  8. Love your open door and Welcome...your beautiful spirit shines through this poem....bkm

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  9. Such a lovely poem of friendship..to open the door, to step in...perfect gesture!

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  10. love your neighbor and your door will turn to gold

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  11. Never thought of door knocker as an invitation to enter. What a lovely idea!

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  12. I'll never look at this door knocker without thinking of your lovely thoughts.

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  13. That should be the official welcome to all poet/bloggers everywhere. I love it!

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  14. As my daughter was doing her cursive handwriting practice today, what she was copying read "a friend in need is a friend indeed." Your poem helped me to grasp that concept a little more.

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  15. A lovely welcoming poem, a pleasure!

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  16. Absolutely delightful Jinksy! What a lovely way to start my day!

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  17. I was brought up in a land of open doors and warm welcomes. Well captured, here.

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  18. An open door and warm welcome for you always here in Canada my friend....:-) Hugs

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  19. Wow,this is truly beautiful...
    I liked the rhythm and structure of it too, but more than that the warm welcome in it :)

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  20. what beautiful hospitality that would be if we did it more often...nice magpie...

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  21. A delicious post! Full of warmth and comfort!

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  22. lovely reminder,
    sweet and authentic to have for the day...
    have a fun Sunday!

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  23. would love to have you as a neighbor! your sentiments here are so needed in this fast paced world--great magpie--hugs!

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  24. Everyone is welcomed to enter our door. The one on the side of the house. Not the front door, for that means it is a stranger,unaccustomed to the welcoming feeling the side door represents.

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  25. Welcome says the door, to each who enters here.

    Nice write.

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  26. ah Jinksy-- a lady with the 'southern hospitality in your heart, an understanding of what it takes to be a good neighbor and a friend.

    Lovely verse,
    Joanny

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  27. lovely, welcoming post, simple and direct! :D
    beautiful magpie..!

    mine is here.

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