Callianthus, Sailing and ‘Travel Tickets’

21 Aug

1   Our Callianthus Acidanthera are coming into bloom just as some of the other flowers are fading. They are very elegant and lovely.

Callianthus Acidanthera

Callianthus Acidanthera

2   We went sailing today knowing that the wind was going to change and it did but we had a lovely sail and it was just a bit exciting!

Just a bit choppy for beginners!

Just a bit choppy for beginners!

3  This beautiful and moving poem came my way today. Thank you Bob #irememberthechildren

Travel Tickets
By Samih al-Qasim

Translated by A.Z. Foreman

The day I’m killed,
my killer, rifling through my pockets,
will find travel tickets:
One to peace,
one to the fields and the rain,
and one
to the conscience of humankind.

Dear killer of mine, I beg you:
Do not stay and waste them.
Take them, use them.
I beg you to travel.


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3 responses to “Callianthus, Sailing and ‘Travel Tickets’

  1. makagutu

    August 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Great poem there Sally!

  2. Lisa in Michigan

    August 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Remarkable poem

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

      Yes, I was very struck by it, so simple and so very moving. Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment


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