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Gratitude, a Line of Light

Updated on September 3, 2015
Gratitude is Like that.
Gratitude is Like that. | Source


Thank yous flutter

in afternoon light,

their rhythm,

finding upward drafts

hidden in cheeks, blowing out sunshine

in unexpected bursts, catching light.


Smiles are like that,

launching projectiles

sure to open doors in the dark.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015


Thank you!!


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      Bill Holland 21 months ago from Olympia, WA

      The power of a smile....the power of gratitude....immeasurable and yet hard to imagine life without them. :)

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      Janis Leslie Evans 21 months ago from Washington, DC

      You are a gift to Hubpages, Audrey. Congratulations on your Hubbie Award. The poem is full of love and light. Two thumbs up!

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      Kristen Howe 21 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Beautiful poem Audrey! Lovely!

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Kristen!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Janshares!

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Bill! Sometimes, a smile can make all the difference

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      ArtDiva 21 months ago

      Yes, a smile is always welcomed. Congratulations on your Hubbie, I keep forgetting, but this time not.

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      Nell Rose 21 months ago from England

      Great poem as always, and congratulations too! :)

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Beautifully written

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      whonunuwho 21 months ago from United States

      Sweet words my friend. whonu

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      A smile can brighten a gloomy day

      And bring the sunshine back to stay

      Loved your thoughts and congratulations on winning the poetry award!

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      mckbirdbks 21 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      The poetry award is yours. And this is an example why that is. I am sure you are sending out smiles into the universe.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 21 months ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations on your Best Poet Award. Your deliver beautiful poetry in small but powerful dosages. Unique and wonderful!

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      Maria Jordan 21 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      What a lovely and gracious poem - congratulations on your well-deserved Best Poet Hubbie, dear Audrey.

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      WillStarr 21 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      The most appreciated form of gratitude is a subtle nod of the head or a passing pat on the shoulder from those we know and love. Nothing more is necessary.

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      Faith Reaper 21 months ago from southern USA

      Beautifully expressive, dear Audrey. So funny that I too had just been thinking on gratitude.

      Congrats again on your well-deserved Hubbie for Best Poet!

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      WillStarr 21 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I came back to read this again. This is superb, Audrey!

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      John Hansen 21 months ago from Queensland Australia

      An uplifting poem Audrey. Congratulations on a well deserved "Best Poet 2015" award.

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      CrisSp 21 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      So, we'll keep smiling and spreading all the good vibes in and out of HP.

      Congratulations on your hubber's award.

      Love from the sky~

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      Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton

      a very winning poem Audrey and I too want to say Congrats!!!!!

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      Mary Hyatt 21 months ago from Florida

      Congrats on winning a Hubbie award for best poet!

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      Nellieanna Hay 21 months ago from TEXAS

      Simply lovely, Audrey!

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      Shyron E Shenko 21 months ago from Texas

      If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.

      Beautiful as always. Poems like this is why you won the Hubbie award. Congratulations.

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      Rachel L Alba 21 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Your poem created pretty pictures in my mind.

      Blessings to you.

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      Catherine Tally 21 months ago from Los Angeles

      Beautifully expressed and so full of joy!

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      Mahadeb Kar 21 months ago from Somewhere in India

      A new way to think of smile.

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      drbj and sherry 21 months ago from south Florida

      Your creative poetry, Audrey, is a testament to your talent which has been recognized by me and so many of your fellow Hubbies. And congrats on your much-deserved award, m'dear.

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      Glenn Stok 21 months ago from Long Island, NY

      Great poem and very meaningful Audrey. A simple smile definitely can open doors, or simply lift one upward.

      Congratulations on winning the Hubbie award.

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      ocfireflies 21 months ago from North Carolina

      Audrey,

      Beautiful. Congratulations!

      Blessings and Smiles,

      Kim

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      manatita44 21 months ago from london

      As always, extremely clever. Exquisite!

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      Word 21 months ago from Chicago

      That was simply beautiful Audrey. Congrats also for earning the Top Hub Poetry Award!

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      Genna East 21 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This is why you won the award, Audrey. Simply stunning. Congratulations! :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you ArtDiva! Hope your weather is cooler than mine right now

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      Linda Crampton 21 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is yet another beautiful poem containing lovely and unique imagery, Audrey. Congratulations on your Hubbie award. You certainly deserve it!

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Nell!!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 21 months ago from Reno NV

      Smiles are "like that." Congratulations on your award and I am so happy to sit and read your poetry. My new job is taxing yet incredible and I have not found much time to touch bases with my friends and fellow poets. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Jamie! I think abut you often--I hope you are finding time to write--

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      Deb Hirt 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Ah, yes, mutual support can do much for all the good and kindly folks.

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Congratulations on your Hubbie, talented lady!

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      Peggy Woods 21 months ago from Houston, Texas

      A smile can brighten just about anyone's day! Giving this a tweet!

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      Patricia Scott 21 months ago from sunny Florida

      You definitely are deserving of the award...your poetry is deliciously and intricately woven ....

      Angels are once again on the way to you

      Congrats on your Hubbie Award.... ps shared g+ tweeted

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      Patty Inglish 21 months ago from North America

      This is a lovely and uplifting poem that marks your work as different from that of many others. I enjoy your poetry, because it is refreshing and uses wonderful turns of phrase I have not yet imagined. It brings peace and thought as well. Thank you for your work and congratulations on your award.

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      Korneliya Yonkova 21 months ago from Cork, Ireland

      Beautiful words. And agree, smiles open doors in the dark. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!!

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Shyron! You are kind and it means a lot to me--

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Yup! It all helps aviannovice--it all helps!!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Nellianna!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Kim!!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Manatita--this was a fun one to write!

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      Patricia Scott 19 months ago from sunny Florida

      They are indeed....a smile can be a game changer...offering one can truly bring new joy to someone who may be feeling not so joyful at the moment. Beautiful, well chosen, so very expressive..and congrats on Hubbie Award...

      Angels are once again headed your way ps

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Cornelia!

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      Thank you Glen!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Ruby! You are a blessing!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Mike!!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Jodah!

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Hi Jamie! Thanks! Hope you are well!

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you Peggy!

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you Alicia!

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you whonu!

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you Will! You are a generous soul!

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Thank you drbj!

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Thank you cat!

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Thank you marcoujor!

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Thank you Genna!

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Thank you Patty Inglish!

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel!

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      Thank you Mary!

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      Thank you word!

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      Amy 12 months ago from East Coast

      This is a beautiful poem. Smiles do open doors in the dark. I like how you created so much beauty and imagery in just a few versus. I look forward to reading more of your work. It is very uplifting and inspiring. Have a wonderful day!

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      Rachel L Alba 12 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      A pretty poem, I had to read it several times.

      Blessings to you.

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      Thank you supremeupbeat k!

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you Patricia!!! I so appreciate your kind words!

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you again Patricia!!

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel! I hope you enjoyed it!

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you CrisSp!

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you Happymommy!

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