Five in the morning,
my Birthday morning …
I woke up
to my neighbor’s moaning.
I went to bed smiling
like a little kid
for I was surprised by
a lovely gift,
the sweetest thing ever,
from Maldivian mermaid!
I am still smiling,
opening and re-opening
the gift plenty of times,
and radiating million more smiles,
brighter than all the Christmas lights combined.
By six, the moaning had already stopped,
the neighborhood was quiet.
Peace at last, but I decided to stay in bed,
and to read a few pages from Cutting for Stone
since I’ve become obsessed with the characters in it;
I recommend this book to anyone interested
in learning about the art of nursing, medicine,
in discovering a fascinating world
of love, passion, healing and pain.
(I only have few complaints about it so far)
By seven, I took a warm shower,
a soft melody playing in the background;
I listened to the water, cleansing my soul,
refreshing my spirit, washing away the foul,
the stench I felt the day before.
And then, I made scrambled eggs,
the music still playing,
my heart throbbed … dancing …
I found out too that
the little French
I thought I knew,
it turned out totally useless!
I laughed out loud,
saying ooh la la, goodness gracious!
Now I am hoping
that this yellow feeling
will last me the rest of the day
since it’s my holiday!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Just a crazy blogger kid,
singing Joy To The World!
I feel like a Heron,
enjoying that holiday tune.
Meklit Hadero is a talented Ethiopian American singer who is based in San Francisco. And that song was what I listened to earlier. This Tuhnesu tune is also my favorite! Tuhnesu (Tenesu) means Wake Up, Rise and Shine, in Amharic. 🙂 I can’t find it on youtube. She sings so beautifully.