A Poem and Next-door’s Cat

17 Sep
Thank you to Caroline and Salinda for introducing me to this poem today though I do usually have my camera/s with me!
“Look it Over” by Wendell Berry
I leave behind even
my walking stick. My knife
is in my pocket, but that
I have forgot. I bring
no car, no cell phone,
no computer, no camera,
no CD player, no fax, no
TV, not even a book. I go
into the woods. I sit on
a log provided at no cost.
It is the earth I’ve come to,
the earth itself, sadly
abused by the stupidity
only humans are capable of
but, as ever, itself. Free.
A bargain! Get it while it lasts.

One of next-door’s cats, Zorro, came to call this afternoon, stopping off to have a drink of water from the freshly made rain puddle on our garden table.



Posted by on September 17, 2015 in Beauty, nature, photography, Postaday 2015



5 responses to “A Poem and Next-door’s Cat

  1. Sue Hill

    September 19, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Hello Zorro! How lovely to see you today from across the Atlantic!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 19, 2015 at 6:39 am

      Thought you would like this lovely picture of your lovely Zorro! Hope all is going well on your trip. 🙂

  2. Minuscule Moments

    September 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Love that poem, I often leave all my gadgets at home and just take a walk to soak up nature. Zorro is cute.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 17, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      We are lucky enough to be able to just walk out and into the lanes and fields and it is brilliant. Thank you for sharing that you do that too. Zorro certainly has character! 🙂

      • Minuscule Moments

        September 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm

        Sometimes we just need to capture it in our hearts and minds, just for ourselves don’t we. being truly present in that moment.


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