I like watching Judy Bruder be. She is one of those people who seems to be comfortable in her own skin – what Hawaiians call being “pa’a”, grounded. It does look lovely on her.
Judy loves art. She has a “good eye” for it and a warm tendency to nurture, celebrate and take delight in the people who make good art. These tendencies of hers have stood her in good stead as she continues to develop and build her shop, DUCK SOUP MAUI INTERIORS. She’s been doing that now for more than 20 years.
[If you click on the shop name, you’ll get whisked to her shop’s Facebook page. Enjoy!]
This is a poem Judy wrote a number of years ago. She shared it on her FB personal profile stream when a multitude of friends and admirers love-bombed her with messages on her birthday recently.
SWEET DRINK OF WATER
What a sweet drink of water a day can be
Long gulp of pureness
It is all happening right now
From around this blue spinning planet out here
And we watch
Stars and moon
Here is the sun and spring and winter
Here is your life
Bright shards like the thing that shatters light on a merry go round
Here come these love letters…into my envelope taped ever hopefully
To the corner of my desk…
And it became endless filled yesterday on the anniversary of my 61st spin around
Here is randy from highschool and tom…here is my sister naming my mom and my dad and my sister kit… nieces…cousins a brother…here are the soul sisters of the planet…some reside in the big sky country…some travel
Lights all over the place
Here are people of my soul
People I admire greatly…
You readers and writers…
Hawkers and saints…Floral wizard
Artists you know
Sellers of dreams
To you all love and love and thank you
To be so remembered
Decorated with love like a Christmas tree
By Judy Bruder
HEADER PHOTO CREDIT: “See the Light” by Mike W via Flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]
Please note: If you would like to contribute a poem to this blog, please let me know by leaving a comment below. I’d be happy to hear from you.
I do ask three things of my guest poets:
- a poem of your own making that has great meaning and mana for you,
- the back-story for the poem — what inspired you or how you made it or whatever you want to tell about it, and
- an image that I can use as the featured photo in the header. (The last is optional. I do ask that the image you share is one you own — either an image of yourself or something that relates to the poem. If you choose not to send an image, then I’ll go find something that works.)
If you click on this thing –> “Guest Poet Portal” you can submit a poem right now.
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