Thanksgiving Words When We Need Them

Autumn Leaves ©2011 Nicolino Sapio

Words When We Need Them
Before this early moment,
another, ripe with rain,
the scent of its own full shape.
Each day the rooster
we have never seen
raises the first greeting
and darkness which holds us
in its loose pocket all night
sets us down.
Now we walk,
waking up rooms,
switching on lights.
Into the breath,
wordless but ripe
with all possible words,
messages not yet gathered
or sent.
Morning looms,
more friend than
the best friend.
We could still say.
~Naomi Shihab Nye
from “The Red Suitcase”
Gratitude is the memory of the heart.  ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French

About the Photographer

Nicolino Hails from Zurich Switzerland and speaks both Italian and German.
His Greatest Inspiration artistically is Salvador Dali.
Nicolino does a great deal of charity work with his photography in Africa for
The photograph is hope, toil, tears, and above all, love. The photograph is a gift received and how it has to give …
~Nicolino Sapio


  1. good morning beauty.
    i left my heart words beneath your photograph of dawn....
    find me there where i remain close to you, greeting each new morning with the joy of
    walking on this earth together!

  2. I'm enchanted by the incongruity of the ballerina on nature's stage. Here, the leaves sit expectantly, waiting for her to rise and dance. But while they are waiting, Naomi Shahib Nye's words arise and sing out, a chorus of sound.

  3. "wordless but ripe" is unbelievably beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving Noelle. I love the photo.

  4. Thank you Noelle!!!!

  5. oohhh....noelle,
    i thank you...
    i am tasting this ALL, photo&words,
    with my morning tea
    my mouth will not let go of this part--->

    '''and darkness which holds us
    in its loose pocket all night
    sets us down'''

    i will carry
    the image with me all the day...

    i thank you again x2.


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