I missed the daffodils​

I missed the daffodils​

I missed the daffodils this year. A whole month slipped by As I walked with my head down, My thoughts in other places.   I missed the daffodils this year. A whole month locked in a room Because I needed to study My head in grammar books.   I missed the daffodils this year. A [...]

Are you struggling​ with the need to Conform?

Are you struggling​ with the need to Conform?

On Picking Up a Paintbrush The bristles were dipped with care into azure blue. Cobalt paint rolled an ocean wild, untamed And this landlocked soul began to play. A memory surfaced with recognisable hue. Exhilaration slipped its eternal, anchor chain, Freedom untied its moorings and cast off. Over crisp, white paper, the brush strokes launched. [...]

Spring, You’re early?!

Spring, You’re early?!

March 2019 Hello there,  Spring here. Winter has decided not to be bothered this year. Poor thing, worn out dumping snow on Austria. So I thought I'd come early!  I hope you don't mind? Kind regards Spring March 2018 Waltzing with wispy, willow trees The bitter east wind does as it, please. The wilful winter [...]

5 Minutes by the Sea

5 Minutes by the Sea

On still days, 
The Sea laps the shores of humanity  
Quietly soothing hearts 
And whispering 
That it needs no permission 
To arrive,                 
 or leave.

It was a surprising weather window, or so I am told by our AirB&B host as we arrived at our long weekend accommodation fresh [...]

5 Mins in Nature

5 Mins in Nature

The sun turned my head While my eyes were cast down Picking my feet over steep, muddy ground. The bland, bleached bark Of the thin beech trees Illuminated by the golden beams.   I read a report this week in the Journal of Positive Psychology. Researchers at the University of Regina, Canada showed that spending [...]