I have posted a poem by Naomi Shibab Nye before. I love her work. Here for your delectation is
Valentine For Ernest Mann – Naomi Shibab NyeYou can’t order a poem like you order a taco.Walk up to the counter, say, “I’ll take two”and expect it to be handed back to youon a shiny plate.Still, I like your spirit.Anyone who says, “Here’s my address,write me a poem,” deserves something in reply.So I’ll tell a secret instead:poems hide. In the bottoms of our shoes,they are sleeping. They are the shadowsdrifting across our ceilings the momentbefore we wake up. What we have to dois live in a way that lets us find them.Once I knew a man who gave his wifetwo skunks for a valentine.He couldn’t understand why she was crying.“I thought they had such beautiful eyes.”And he was serious. He was a serious manwho lived in a serious way. Nothing was uglyjust because the world said so. He reallyliked those skunks. So, he re-invented themas valentines and they became beautiful.At least, to him. And the poems that had been hidingin the eyes of skunks for centuriescrawled out and curled up at his feet.Maybe if we re-invent whatever our lives give uswe find poems. Check your garage, the off sockin your drawer, the person you almost like, but not quite.And let me know.
Click here for her beautiful and moving poem, Kindness.
2 The lovely Mr Smith came home with a present for me today, something I have been coveting for some time – a tool box of my own! Just look!
3 In today’s Guardian was a recipe that I couldn’t resist and I made it this afternoon for a shared lunch tomorrow. In fact, I then made another for us as it smelled just so good! It tastes wonderful too. I will post the recipe soon. The original is made with Hazelnuts. Mine is with Almonds.
May 7, 2015 at 9:36 am
yes, please may we have the recipe soon !!!!
May 7, 2015 at 11:01 pm
As soon as I can! 🙂
May 26, 2015 at 2:40 pm
hello! I have just put up the very easy and delicious recipe for the cake. You will find it here https://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/food-recipes-and-photos/almond-cinnamon-and-sour-cream-cake/. Do let me know how it goes if you make it. I have now made it three times! 🙂
May 26, 2015 at 8:21 pm
thank you Sally, sweet of you to remember… will love to try it !!!!
May 4, 2015 at 8:07 am
Am I allowed to covet your tool kit? Time to update and get rid of the heavy multi layer metal one I have with an old mish- mash of items. The cake looks yummy, but since it has sour cream… I’ll have to give it a miss.
May 4, 2015 at 8:19 am
Sorry about the cake…. My tool kit was from B&Q and was half price! If you have a B&Q it would be worth looking. It all folds in half and it surprisingly light and very neat! 🙂
May 4, 2015 at 8:22 am
I just did a search for that tool kit and found my local store has it! Very good value!
May 4, 2015 at 2:48 pm
Your tool kit is safe. I got the last one at my local branch!
May 4, 2015 at 3:51 pm
I’m delighted! Well done to get the last one! 🙂
May 3, 2015 at 3:57 pm
I got my Mom a tool kit for her birthday one year…and it was one of her things she kept forever!
now, you have me wanting one of my own…Trying to keep fingers out of it…will be a problem…if I know my husband and son!…
May 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm
I have already ‘lent’ my tape measure ! It came back straightaway! 🙂
May 3, 2015 at 10:32 pm
that’s a good thing!…
May 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm
Great poem and I love your tool kit. Sharon x