The need to feel at home

Roofs – by Joyce Kilmer

The road is wide and the stars are out and the breath of the night is
And this is the time when wanderlust should seize upon my feet.
But I’m glad to turn from the open road and the starlight on my
And leave the splendor of out-of-doors for a human dwelling place”.

I was introduced to Joyce Kilmer’s poetry in grade school, when we read his poem about trees. This part of his roofs poem rang true to my heart today.  I could really relate to leaving the splendor of out-of-doors for a human dwelling place. The weather here has been glorious for weeks. The mountains and sky look so pretty, and the stars seem extra-twinkly.I have felt the need to cocoon lately. I get that way sometimes. Do you? Eventually, I just need to STOP!

So today is tiny task day. Today is for crossing off just one or two things from my procrastination list. That helps me feel at home within myself.

What helps you?

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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1 Response to The need to feel at home

  1. sarsm says:

    For some reason we have had weeks and weeks of rain and pretty cool weather, which is very strange here at this time of year. I told my husband that it’s like living back in Scotland, without the wind.
    The positive is that everything is so lush and green. Lovely.
    I love trees. They are very calming I find, and help me with that stop, when it all gets too much.

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