Veggie Supper, Antonio Machado and A Camellia

22 Feb

We had a Butternut Squash, a couple of Peppers and some Mozzarella in the fridge and BBC Good Food came up with  Roasted Squash with Mozzarella and Pesto – delicious!


I found this poem this afternoon and it touched something in me.  The questions in the first stanza appealed and the answer speaks for me.

Is My Soul Asleep?

Is my soul asleep?
Have those beehives that work
in the night stopped? And the water-
wheel of thought, is it
going around now, cups
empty, carrying only shadows?

No, my soul is not asleep.
It is awake, wide awake.
It neither sleeps nor dreams, but watches,
its eyes wide open
far-off things, and listens
at the shores of the great silence.

Antonio Machado

I only discovered this poet today. It is the anniversary of his death in 1939. He was a refugee and was among thousands of others including his mother, his brother and his brother’s family fleeing Spain on foot across the Pyrenees in the last days of January 1939. He died a month later in the French village of Collioure.

Camellias are in flower all over the neighbourhood and are very cheery on these dull days of mizzle.



Posted by on February 22, 2017 in Beauty, Food, nature, Photography, poetry, postaday2017


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4 responses to “Veggie Supper, Antonio Machado and A Camellia

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 4, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I love your words…”mizzle”…

  2. arlene

    February 22, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    I love your flower photo and the poem is lovely.

  3. saymber

    February 22, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    You found a gem of a poem Sally – thank you for sharing it! Keep shining girl!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you for your encouragement! I really do appreciate it. Very glad the poem touched you too. 🙂


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