Present of a Rainbow, Graffiti Grannys, Poem for Remembrance Day and Windy Walk

11 Nov

1   A beautiful thing when I opened up the computer this morning – a rainbow for me from a good friend. Thank you, John.

Rainbow from John R

2   A message from another friend, Shelagh, in Vermont alerted me to a brilliant piece of work by The Graffiti Grannys – a Union Jack decorated with knitted and crocheted poppies put up on a fence outside the Parish Church in Camborne, 10 minutes away from us. We set off to find it but at 12.15 it had already been taken down even though the Remembrance Day parade was only just finishing. These photos then, sadly, are not mine. Thank you to the photographer.

Graffiti Grannys’ flag

3   This is a very beautiful poem from WW1 which I hope you will like too. It’s by Margaret Postgate Cole, a pacifist, a feminist, an atheist and a socialist (so a fair amount in common with me then! I wish I also had her facility with words.)

The Falling Leaves

Today, as I rode by,
I saw the brown leaves dropping from their tree
In a still afternoon,
When no wind whirled them whistling to the sky,
But thickly, silently,
They fell, like snowflakes wiping out the noon;
And wandered slowly thence
For thinking of a gallant multitude
Which now all withering lay,
Slain by no wind of age or pestilence,
But in their beauty strewed
Like snowflakes falling on the Flemish clay.

Sea, sky and sunshine on St Ives across the bay

4    After our walk in Camborne we went down to Hayle where the sea and sky together were very beautiful and all our cobwebs were blown away!

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12 responses to “Present of a Rainbow, Graffiti Grannys, Poem for Remembrance Day and Windy Walk

  1. anotherday2paradise

    February 16, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Lovely rainbow image. 🙂

  2. Don

    November 12, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Such a wonderful poem. Professing my ignorance I must say I’ve never heard of the poet. Must Google her. Thank you.

  3. cindy knoke

    November 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Beautiful poem & photos!

  4. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    November 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    How lovely to go for a walk along the beach on a cold but sunny day. I also loved the knitted flag, how very clever.

  5. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    November 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    thank you for all four beautiful things today–especially poignant

  6. tartanpants

    November 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing the poem, it’s wonderful. I do wonder sometimes why I don’t read more poetry as I do love it when I do – must add poetry to my to-do list!

  7. Choc Chip Uru

    November 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I love the rainbow it’s as beautiful as the poem 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    November 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I love your chocolate brown background, Sally 🙂

    The flag is fantastic, and the poem very meaningful. Love that rainbow most today, though.

  9. Shelagh

    November 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Wonderful poem. Thank you for posting. Shelagh.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      It is lovely isn’t it, so touching. I’m pleased it touched you too. 🙂


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