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 [...]

How to value the things you have?

How to value the things you have?

Last summer, I went to Odense in Denmark. Odense is the birthplace of Han Christian Anderson, the great storyteller. I was fortunate enough to visit the house where he was born - a tiny little place, with a few bare rooms. Hanging on one of the walls was an inventory of the possessions of his [...]

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 [...]