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A SPECIAL GIFT

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compassion / creativity / Meaning and Purpose / Meaning of life and that stuff / Nature / Poetry

The pretty blue fairy wrens had nothing to do When one of them spotted a pretty blue stone One said “I will fly close and inspect it for you” He soon called out for help to carry it home. Just at that moment very close by, a little girl is born She is very sick and might not live Her parents are indeed quite forlorn The fairy wrens decide they have something important to give. […]

Magpie

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Australia / Garden / Magpies / Poetry

Daddy Magpie It is a blissful day to fly The sun shines on my wings – the shiny black feathers and the gleaming white I am proud of who I am! I hear movement in the house beyond -the human is out and about I know I am safe – we have history She feeds my youngest who squeaks all day I trust her – she’s okay She looks at me and I at her […]

On Gratitude

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I am doing a short course titled “Poetry Writing for Fun” through my local U3A. This week we were asked to write something using personification and repetition. Here is my attempt: I am Gratitude I gave her the ocean – She wants bigger waves. I gave her good health – She says she’s bored. I gave her friends – She asks for more. I gave her love – She seeks perfection. I gave her peace […]

Poem: An Australian Sunrise

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Australia / Kimberley / Poetry / Uncategorized

By Robert Louis Stevenson The morning star paled slowly, The cross hung low to the sea, And down the shadowy reaches The tide came swirling free. The luscious purple vapour Rose from the river’s breast, The kingfisher came darting Out of his crannied nest. The bulrushes and reed beds Put off their sallow grey, And burnt with cloudy crimson At the “Dawning of the Day.”

A Special Gift

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A SPECIAL GIFT The pretty blue fairy wrens had nothing to do When one of them spotted a pretty blue stone One said “I will fly close and inspect it for you” He soon called out for help to carry it home. Just at that moment and very close by, a little girl is born She is very sick and might not live Her parents are indeed quite forlorn The fairy wrens decide they have […]

My favourite poem for this week

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When I set myself the task of finding a poem to post this week I had no idea how difficult it might be. Most of the poetry I found (and liked) was about death, grief and broken hearts and I didn’t want to go there. I am also a little nervous about posting poems that are subject to copyright. I think the one I have found overcomes these obstacles. It is called: DREAM Last night […]

Three poems by Edward Lear (1812-1888)

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I hope you enjoy these three little poems as much as I did :-). There Was an Old Man with a Beard There was an old man with a beard, Who said, “It is just as I feared!- Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nest in my beard! There was an Old Man in a Tree There was an old man in a tree, Who was horribly […]

Ode to Laughter

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I found this little poem in an old book of my mother’s called Philosopher’s Notebook. It was compiled by Monty Blandford and published by Hallcraft Publishing Company in 1952. ODE TO LAUGHTER A laugh is just like sunshine, It freshens all the day; It tips the peaks of life with light, And drives the clouds away. The soul grows glad that hears it, And feels its courage strong, A laugh is just like sunshine For […]

A poem: Magpies by Judith Wright

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Magpies Along the road the magpies walk with hands in pockets, left and right. They tilt their heads, and stroll and talk. In their well-fitted black and white. They look like certain gentlemen who seem most nonchalant and wise until their meal is served — and then what clashing beaks, what greedy eyes! But not one man that I have heard throws back his head in such a song of grace and praise — no […]

A poem from “Word From Home” – an Anthology

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Word from Home is an anthology of prose and verse compiled for THE KING’S FORCES by Lt. General Sir Tom Bridges and published by English University Press. I often pick up books that look interesting and this is one such book. It came out in 1940 and has a diverse range of poems and poets. I have selected one to share today.   It is called The Sunken Garden by Walter De La Mare. Speak not […]