Joy Is Here

by Belinda Munoz on June 3, 2011

Jewel tones of late spring buds
Ocean spray of salt water mist
Yellow sun blazing sphere and sky

Iridescent raindrops kissing petals of silk
Sweet berries no palate can resist

Heavenly stars, hints of universal brilliance
Earthly delights, tastes of bite-size decadence
Radiant rainbows making jaded souls sigh
Evermore and now, may joy be
……………………………………. yours.

What is joy to you?
Do you seize joy or put it off for another day?
Do you believe that there is a path that leads to joy as opposed to joy strewn about along the path?


This is a little acrostic offering in 55 words for G-Man about (barely scratching the surface of the vast terrain of mostly-free) Joy for Melissa.


{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rachelle June 3, 2011 at 2:52 am

WOW. I didn’t even notice the acrostic – - I was stuck in the enjoyment of imagery. Powerfully beautiful.


2 brian June 3, 2011 at 3:42 am

ah nice acrostic…jumped right in to reading and did not see it at first…joy is an attitude


3 ayala June 3, 2011 at 3:58 am

Love this. Wishing you joy every day!


4 lime June 3, 2011 at 5:17 am

i’m glad you pointed out the acrostic. i’m a bit sleep deprived and might have missed it otherwise. right now joy would be a full night’s sleep, lol.


5 meg June 3, 2011 at 6:31 am

The path that leads to joy IS the path with joy strewn along the way. Love the poem/acrostic, flows very naturally.


6 ChefKar June 3, 2011 at 6:36 am

Beautifully done! Hungry for berries now though :-)

Here’s mine today: Flash 55 ~ You Brighten My Day.


7 Kate June 3, 2011 at 7:04 am

Beautiful. The taste of berries, the glow of stars. Joy.


8 Sara Healy June 3, 2011 at 7:20 am


I had to look up what an acrostic poem is, but I like learning new things so it was good and made appreciate your poem all the more.

Your descriptions are so wonderful. They give such color and texture to your words. I could read these lines over and over again:

“Jewel tones of late spring buds
Ocean spray of salt water mist
Yellow sun blazing sphere and sky”

Great 55, as usual. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of joy:~)

p.s. right now, as I out visiting…joy for me is experiencing the talents and gifts shared by those who travel this blogosphere:~)


9 Talon June 3, 2011 at 7:23 am

What a beautiful acrostic with such a lovely message, Belinda. I tend to think that joy is scattered about – I know I can find at least one or two bits a day that either make it into the best day ever or transform a day that isn’t so wonderful.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend.


10 Myrna June 3, 2011 at 7:35 am

What a lovely poem, so filled with good thoughts and wishes for all. You have a splendid heart.

Too often I postpone joy. But what I think is true about joy is that it comes from within, that we just have to tap into it, discover it. The joyful person sees joy regardless of circumstances. Wish I were one of those people.


11 Caroline June 3, 2011 at 7:44 am

Wow! I didn’t notice the acrostic either. You did a really good job! I like how you dropped the last word – yours – down. I also love the line, “tastes of bite size decadence.” Nice work!!


12 Brook June 3, 2011 at 8:48 am

Que delicioso. me encanta.
I love this poem. It’s delicious.


13 colleen June 3, 2011 at 8:52 am

You’ve painted such a fabulous picture of the joys of summer!


14 G-Man June 3, 2011 at 10:10 am

Joy to me is visiting you on Friday.
Your creative mind just JUMPS off the page at me!
You have a fantastic talent My Friend, thanks for sharing it with us all.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!


15 Rachel June 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Joy is sunshine after a gray and dreary winter; fruit and veggies in my own garden; oh, and this guy I’m married to, along with out two kids and fuzzy dog.

What more could you ask for? I love it that you shared your joy – and asked about mine!


16 [email protected] from a Peaceful Divorce June 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I love it. I just want to fall into your landscape.


17 cj Schlottman June 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Lovely and luscious, very sensual and visual!


18 hedgewitch June 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Lovely images, bright and reflecting the writer’s joy to the reader.


19 Monkey Man June 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Great photo. Like others, now I want a strawberry.


20 Adrienne June 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm

One of the first things I read today….had berries for lunch :-)
This is just wonderful!!


21 LaQueshia June 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Your image is begging me to take a bite :o ) just had berries last night but hankering for more now…


22 Sara June 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I can feel, see, and taste everything. Beautiful!


23 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri June 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Delicious and powerful. And love the accompanying image.


24 Melissa June 3, 2011 at 9:17 pm

A joyous feast for the senses.


25 Tessa June 4, 2011 at 8:11 am

beautiful imagery. Joy, so graspable. xoxoxoxo


26 Jannie Funster June 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm

JOY to me is time to myself, Belinda’s blog, great food, Belinda’s blog, great wine, Belinda’s blog, morning walks along The Trail, Belinda’s blog, “Belinda’s Dream” roses in the park, Belinda’s blog, chocolate, Belinda’s blog, my loved ones’ smiles, and Belinda’s blog!!



27 Marci | Liberating Choices June 6, 2011 at 11:53 am

Belinda, I think you can make anything sound beautifully magical, like this: “Iridescent raindrops kissing petals of silk.” I imagine capturing this with my lens. :)

I think joy is strew along the path. I don’t think there is one path to all the joy you can capture. I find it along my own path. It comes in tiny droplets more than ocean size buckets. But even in the tiniest droplets of joy, my heart can soar :)


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