The Gift of

One day an angel,
Walking slowly,
On a sandy beach below,
Wondered sadly why their music
So uplifting did not flow
Down to the earth
That seemed so burdened
By its woes during the day.
If only there was something
I could do to carry this away,
The angel thought and sighed
As she lay down upon the sandy beach,
And as she lay there, thinking, blinking,
Wondering what there was to teach,
She fell asleep and in a dream
She heard the most delightful sound
Of bubbles tickling from the waves
The sandy grains upon the ground.
It was the most enchanting thing
On earth that she had ever heard
That when she woke she didn’t know
Exactly what had just occurred.

She felt the need to gather seashells,
Conches of enormous size,
And line them up along the shoreline
Underneath the pearly skies.
And when the moon saw all these seashells
As it rose to watch the earth,
It heard the song the waves were singing,
Celebrating in their worth
The life that had been trusted to them
Full of love and happiness,
And filled with joy it took this song
And spread it with its soft caress
To all the sleeping hearts and minds,
To even those still wide awake,
And gentle bubbles filled with laughter
In the day did finally break.

47 thoughts on “The Gift of

  1. Oh this is lovely, simply divine!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. So glad to hear from you! Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  2. fantastic

  3. love bubbles…what a wise sweet angel. lovely delight for an early morning read, thanks Cubby…I’m sending a virtual jar of nutella for you sweet snacks πŸ™‚

    1. Mmm, Nutella…love whoever created it. πŸ™‚

      1. It was invented in Torino, after the second world war as a substitute for chocolate, which had become scarce…ask and I will try to inform you! πŸ˜€

  4. healthyhealedandwhole August 18, 2013 — 2:27 am


  5. bubbles filled with laughter πŸ™‚ lovely

    1. Fizzy bubbly! I like bubbles! πŸ™‚

  6. I guess this explains why I feel peaceful when I sit on the beach, watching the waves. Nice write.

    1. Yes, it is peaceful watching the waves. πŸ™‚

  7. Beautiful. Reowr will always be one of my fave blogs.

    1. Oh wow, that is a great honor. I am so happy you enjoy my writing so much! πŸ™‚

  8. Oh my dear this is a bubble of a gem for a poem! Now me thinks me will have a bagel with nutella on it.

    1. A real bagel with Nutella? I must go buy some now! I always get food envy…sigh.

  9. I love your blog and I have nominated it for the Versatile Blogger Award. Here is the link.

    1. Thank you very kindly for your consideration! πŸ™‚

  10. A very fine jewel, love the internal rhyming in this. Purrrrrr , indeed

    1. Ah, you have a beautiful purr. Thank you very kindly for your generous words. πŸ™‚

      1. my pleasure!

  11. Lovely, cubbly, jubbly and bubbly. Love it. πŸ™‚ x

    1. Ooo, I like the cut of your jib! πŸ˜€

      1. Was it showing? A bit unfurled today with one thing and another! x

  12. I read this through a couple times and really liked it–great imagery, and my first love (earthly) is definitely the sea.

    1. Glad you liked the poem! It was tickling my brain until I wrote it down. πŸ™‚

      1. I know how that goes, truly!

  13. I have something a little like this. It bears similitude to the concept of angels coming down to earth. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for stopping by Nox Canto.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  14. Actually, I’m not really into narrative poetry. But your work has ‘it’. Your writing style makes even the simplest thing lovely. I miss going to the beach just by reading this poem πŸ™‚

  15. This is a brilliant allusion and a fantastic read. Exceptional work, thank you.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  16. Cubby, Thank you for the uplifting and heartfelt words. I enjoy it and I also appreciate your following my blog. Someday, maybe I’ll receive the following, you have so justly earned. God Bless, Barb

    1. Our following looks very similar to me. I think it is wonderful that you are already published and have more books coming out later this year. It is I who aspires to follow in your footsteps. πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you Cubby. That is kind of you to pay such a nice compliment. I am certain that many have done far better than I. God Bless, Barb

  17. Brilliant! I loved it…

    1. Thank you kindly! So glad you did. πŸ™‚

  18. This is so fantastically….happifying (yes I just made up a word)


    1. That’s a wonderful word! You should definitely coin it! πŸ™‚

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  20. “She heard the most delightful sound
    Of bubbles tickling from the waves
    The sandy grains upon the ground…”


    “And gentle bubbles filled with laughter
    In the day did finally break.”

    I really like this. I can almost hear the bubbles…great imagery (kats like bubbles)!


    1. Bubbles! Who doesn’t love bubbles? I’ve been having trouble with posting comments on some people’s blogs lately, yours being one of them. Hopefully that will be fixed soon! πŸ™‚

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