Thursday, August 17, 2023

A Gathering of Poetry: August 2023

Chris Judge, @adailycloud

It's the third Thursday of the month so I'd like to welcome you to A Gathering of Poetry. Today's poem is short and sweet and written for children. I came upon this while reading with my great-nephew and really liked it. He said this poem made him feel good and I agree. 

Every Day
by Nikita Gill

Everyday is not an opportunity
to improve yourself.

Some days are just there
for you to accept yourself
and look at the clouds.

This too is growth.
This too is rising.

Just existing is enough
on some days.

The flowers do it everyday
and make the world more beautiful
just by being here.

So do you. 

Rest today.
There is tomorrow. 


Gill, Nikita, "Every Day". These Are the Words. Macmillan Children's Books. 2022. 

You can read more about the poet here.


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  1. First, thanks for the laugh with that photo! Second, I have to disagree -- this isn't a poem for children, it's a poem for everyone! I can't think of a single person of any age who couldn't use the encouragement to just be.

  2. Oh, and that comment was me. I'm not sure why, even though I selected Google account, it came up as anonymous.

  3. So perfect, Bonny! This poem makes me want to go lay down in the grass and watch the clouds float by. (and I agree with Sarah... it is a poem for everyone!)

  4. I love this so much! I've been running across several poems by Nikita Gill lately (must be in the air?), but I haven't had the pleasure of reading this one yet. Thanks so much for sharing such a delightful poem!

  5. What a delight! I remember so vividly just lying in the grass and gazing at the sky...finding animals in the clouds and flowers, etc. Fletch and I watch the clouds in the late afternoon as we sit on the patio with our beverages - so relaxing. I love the last 2 lines - "Rest today. There is tomorrow." The cloud picture is hysterical!!

  6. written for children, yet it struck me deeply. I wrote it down and it will go in my poetry/quote journal :)


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