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Raindrops, Perun and Poem by Merrit Malloy

26 Jul

Heavy rain this morning left just-about-to-drip-off raindrops on the Agapanthus buds.

Agapanthus

Perun, the 6 m high Slavic Thunder God next door, is being dismantled for his journey to Slovakia. I love how his hair is flowing in the wind! You can read more about him here.

Perun, Slavic God of Thunder

The Party

This beautiful poem came my way today. Thank you Silver Tenters.

When I die
Give what’s left of me away
To children
And old men that wait to die.

And if you need to cry,
Cry for your brother
Walking the street beside you
And when you need me,
Put your arms
Around anyone
And give to them
What you need to give to me.

I want to leave you something,
Something better
Than words
Or sounds.

Look for me
In the people I’ve known
Or loved,
And if you cannot give me away,
At least let me live in your eyes
And not on your mind.

You can love me most
By letting
Hands touch hands
By letting
Bodies touch bodies
And by letting go
Of children
That need to be free.

Love doesn’t die,
People do.
So, when all that’s left of me
Is love,
Give me away

Merrit Malloy

 

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2 responses to “Raindrops, Perun and Poem by Merrit Malloy

  1. valeriedavies

    July 28, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Oh Sally, agapanthus is one of my favourite flowers.. I’ve always had it in my garden… but here in the forest, I can’t have it – it’s considered a weed in NZ, as it spreads so fast in this climate, and takes over in many places… and I still love it, and yearn to have it in my garden again !!!!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      July 30, 2017 at 7:39 am

      They are so lovely aren’t they? They are gradually getting established in our garden and we love them. They grow in profusion all over Cornwall where they are cherished and no-one would regard them as a weed! The forest allows for other beautiful things does it not? xx

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