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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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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Happymommy!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you CrisSp!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel! I hope you enjoyed it!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you again Patricia!!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

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

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you supremeupbeat k!

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      Rachel L Alba 16 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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      Amy 16 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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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you word!

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you Mary!

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Genna!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you marcoujor!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you cat!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you drbj!

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Thank you Will! You are a generous soul!

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Thank you whonu!

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Thank you Alicia!

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Peggy!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Hi Jamie! Thanks! Hope you are well!

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Jodah!

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Mike!!

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you Ruby! You are a blessing!

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      Audrey Howitt 22 months ago from California

      Thank you Glen!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Cornelia!

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      Patricia Scott 23 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 2 years ago from California

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

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Kim!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Nellianna!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

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

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

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

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!!

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

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

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      Patty Inglish 2 years 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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      Patricia Scott 2 years 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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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

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

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your Hubbie, talented lady!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

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

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

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

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years 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 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Nell!!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years 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 2 years ago from California

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

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

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

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

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

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      As always, extremely clever. Exquisite!

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Audrey,

      Beautiful. Congratulations!

      Blessings and Smiles,

      Kim

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      Glenn Stok 2 years 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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      drbj and sherry 2 years 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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      Mahadeb Kar 2 years ago from Somewhere in India

      A new way to think of smile.

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      Catherine Tally 2 years ago from Los Angeles

      Beautifully expressed and so full of joy!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Your poem created pretty pictures in my mind.

      Blessings to you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years 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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      Nellieanna Hay 2 years ago from TEXAS

      Simply lovely, Audrey!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Congrats on winning a Hubbie award for best poet!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

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

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      CrisSp 2 years 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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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

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

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      Faith Reaper 2 years 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 2 years 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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      Maria Jordan 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

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

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years 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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      mckbirdbks 2 years 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years 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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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Sweet words my friend. whonu

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Beautifully written

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Great poem as always, and congratulations too! :)

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      ArtDiva 2 years ago

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

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

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

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Janshares!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Kristen!!!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Beautiful poem Audrey! Lovely!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 2 years 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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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

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