Three Bubbles

(I)

We had three bubbles, they were rainbow rounded.

We had three bubbles, perfect in summer they floated.

Bubbles are so strong and yet so fragile.

(II)

A circle, a bubble, a ring.

An embrace.

A hiding place.

A promise.

Arms wrapped tightly.

Some place safe, hidden and warm.

Around, endless and strong, unbroken.

(III)

“Blow bubbles Mama!” he shouts to me.

I gauge the wind, and make a super bubble float.

The joy on his face as they go so high is

a smile straight from heaven to my heart.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Three things, aย triptych, not an easy poem for me today. But when I saw this photo from last summer it came to me.

From the promptย With Real Toadsย today.

copyright 2012 Shanyn Silinski

Advertisements

26 Comments

  1. March 7, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    That’s lovely.
    Kids and bubbles, can’t ever fail to bring a smile, can they!

    • shanyns said,

      March 8, 2012 at 1:15 am

      You got that right! Bubbles are so much fun with the younger ones along! Thanks for coming by…

  2. whimsygizmo said,

    March 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Beautiful. Photo and poem. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • shanyns said,

      March 8, 2012 at 1:14 am

      Thanks for coming by, and so glad you enjoyed both the photo and words.

  3. Herotomost said,

    March 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I love the different perceptions of bubbles, all three ring true and beautiful. Crazy how such a simple thing can bring about so much thought and joy. Great writing.

    • shanyns said,

      March 8, 2012 at 1:14 am

      Thanks – and your impressions are really right on. Something as simple as soap and water makes a bubble which makes us think, dream, journey and soar. So much fun…glad you enjoy.

  4. ella said,

    March 8, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I love the magic of bubbles and your three rings of truth and beauty~
    I love the idea of this being a promise; fun to read!

    • shanyns said,

      March 8, 2012 at 2:00 am

      Ella – thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great that you stopped by, even better that you enjoyed.

  5. March 8, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I always found bubbles to be totally fascinating as a child, and you have captured their magic here. I particularly liked the way the second stanza, with its references to marriage and family, held the first and last part together. Thanks for trying your hand at the triptych.

    • shanyns said,

      March 8, 2012 at 1:59 am

      Thanks for the unique challenge, it took me a long time to find the right image to inspire me. Great that you stopped by and so glad you enjoyed the read.

  6. Teresa said,

    March 8, 2012 at 1:59 am

    This is so nice. I really loved the second part.

  7. March 8, 2012 at 3:25 am

    That last stanza reminds me so much of my daughter when she was young. Loved this!

    • shanyns said,

      March 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ That is so sweet, am very pleased that you shared and that you enjoyed.

  8. Mary said,

    March 8, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I love all the different ways you looked at bubbles! A unique take on the prompt!

  9. butterflybiblestudies said,

    March 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Who would of thought..3 simple bubbles…only you Shanyn, can make bubbles seem so sweet to all of us! Pam Mosher

  10. March 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I love the joy bubbles bring to little kids’ faces, too. This is so relatable, especially with the underlying strength of a mother’s love, and the perfect last line. Loved it.

    • shanyns said,

      March 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Sherry – this is so wonderful…thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you enjoyed it…thanks for coming by.

  11. March 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Wonderful, Shanyn. I can see this poem coming to you from the photo. It’s perfect.
    K

  12. hedgewitch said,

    March 9, 2012 at 1:25 am

    the picture is a perfect match to the words, and vice versa–childhood is so much like the bubble you write about, here and then blowing away, but beautiful.

    • shanyns said,

      March 9, 2012 at 1:49 am

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the comment, and for stopping by! I love bubbles!

  13. Ruth said,

    March 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Beautiful, Shanyn – love the love story in the middle part, the way you’ve packed it all into so few words… and the last reminded me of carefree days and the joy of blowing bubbles. Well done!

    • shanyns said,

      March 11, 2012 at 3:01 am

      Ruth – thank you very much! ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you enjoyed the read. Great that you stopped by and renewed some memories.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: