This is a sonnetina uno, which I learned about through Linda Luna’s blog. We have been exploring sonnetinas, counting down from Cinque to Uno. This form is written in iambic pentameter and is unrhymed.
This is inspired by a book I am reading, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It is about finding God’s gifts in the everyday. I have been working on seeing and appreciating this little gifts for a while now, but this book is still helpful to me, and I greatly enjoy the author’s lyrical writing style and her poignant reflections.
How many gifts there are, if one will see,
Not only with the eyes but with the heart!
Take in hot coffee that’s already brewed,
Take in the sound of birds which sing with joy.
Surrounded by some books I spend some time
Perusing these dear friends in quiet peace;
This morning followed night of restful sleep.
Now open is my soul in gratitude:
As daily work begins I wonder what
Will come my way, and if I’ll see the gift.