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…Read more I missed the daffodils
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…Read more How to value the things you have?
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.…Read more Are you struggling with the need to Conform?
Clean, pristine A city of analysed dreams Music the pulse through its elegant veins Grandeur a habit defined and ingrained Politics roasted and blended to the taste Of the varied inhabitants of this melting pot place. My heart is definitely for the natural world. Take me out into the countryside, into a woodland, or along…Read more 5 Minutes in a City
Held in limbo with nylon threads Invisible, unbreakable Garrotting the heads Of dreams and aspirations And things I hoped to see. In uncertain suspension Till life is drained away from me. I read an article in the Guardian today about the number of UK citizens who have acquired another passport. Ireland seems to be most…Read more Uncertainty
I just missed the bus, I just missed the train . I just missed the ring, as it swirled down the drain. I just missed the robin singing up in the tree . It seems I walk by it far too quick-erly . I just missed reaching my target weight . I’d spent too much time eating too many…Read more Missed – Understanding?
At the moment, there is a large part of me that is wrestling with the here and now. The spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle says 'the primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it'. I seem to have many thoughts, and they are not all good. At the weekend, I set…Read more Wild Windy Weather