Monday, October 16, 2006

One Deep Breath-Simple Pleasures

I heartily endorse indulgence in life's simple pleasures, and the older I get, the more simple my pleasures seem to become! If I were to plan an entire day for myself filled with favorite little luxuries, this might describe it:
life’s little luxuries
a haiku series

small treasure of life
indulgence well deserved
refreshes the soul

weekly bookstore idyll
perusing shiny new tomes
book lovers delight

café awaits me
double espresso please ~
tiny cup of fuel

lunch with a friend
secrets shared heart to heart
afternoon delight

hot tea by the fire
dispels winter wind
warms body and soul

steam curls from the tub
wafting troubles away
relaxing long soak

day of small pleasures
renews my weary heart~
how lucky am I?
for more simple pleasures, read here

20 Comments:

Blogger susanlavonne said...

perfect, perfect, and may i say...perfect!
the idea...it's execution (in the "accomplishment" sense, NOT in the "beheading" sense)..it's imagery...sounds like a plan :-)

p.s. who will be the lunch friend? pick me! pick me!

10/16/2006  
Blogger Jennifer said...

very nice pleasures indeed!

10/16/2006  
Blogger Tammy said...

These are fabulous simple pleasures! I loved how you opened and closed your series. Well deserved indeed ;)

10/16/2006  
Blogger Susannah said...

mmm, these really are life's little treasures aren't they - lovely!

10/16/2006  
Blogger jillypoet said...

Such a great idea, a pleasurable list of simply pleasing haiku! I love every single one of them, love they way you wrote them, love the idea of doing them!

10/16/2006  
Blogger Jodi said...

You have mastered "simple pleasures!" Congratulations!

10/16/2006  
Blogger Helen said...

It describes my day of small pleasures. Beautifully written. :)

10/16/2006  
Blogger nike said...

simple pleasures are the lasting types . great poem !

10/16/2006  
Blogger Catherine said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Bookstores and libraries are two of my favourite places.

10/16/2006  
Blogger Star said...

Each of these is a small treasure in itself, and together they make me sigh. Little bits of joy that come together to relax and rejuvenate.

When was the last time you indulged in some of these?

10/16/2006  
Blogger bgfay said...

"day of small pleasures" I love that line. I just sat in the cafe at Wegmans with my notebook, pen, and coffee and was happily overcome by a feeling that small pleasures were piling one on top of the other on my head. It was just as your piece described. Lovely.

10/16/2006  
Anonymous Pearl said...

Terribly lucky. What a wonderful time.

10/16/2006  
Anonymous bella said...

Beautiful, on their own or in a package. Each haiku speaks of something so simple yet indulgent. I loved these!

10/17/2006  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Yes, these are nice! So neat to appreciate all the everyday pleasures.

10/17/2006  
Blogger deirdre said...

Each of these sounds delicious.

10/17/2006  
Blogger paris parfait said...

I see Diedre used the word I was thinking as I read your scrumptious haiku - delicious! I love all of your simple pleasures, only I´d switch the coffee to tea. Wonderful!

10/17/2006  
Blogger SombraKnight said...

You gave me something to dream on...

10/17/2006  
Blogger jzr said...

Wonderful Becca! I can't add any to this great list!

10/18/2006  
Blogger megan said...

ahhhhhhh. Sometimes I don't notice how much tension I'm carrying around until something (like reading your series) loosens the knots. Thanks.

10/19/2006  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

Yes, I'll share a cup of coffee with you. double coffess coming up.

10/21/2006  

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