Silver Wings, A Sketch and Micere Githae Mugo

04 Aug

Sometimes a photograph you have just taken sings back at you with its beauty. Such is this one of a bee gathering nectar. I love how its wings are shimmering and even more, I love the shadow cast by that delicacy. Zoom in – it’s gorgeous!

Silver wings and a shadow

Still sorting! In fact it is a mammoth task as I am a bit of a sentimental hoarder, but it, too, is throwing up gems. In an old sketch book that I thought was empty, the sketches having been taken out, I found this by my Dad of some engine houses. Sadly I don’t know which ones.

Charcoal sketch by my Dad, David Wiseman

More serendipity when I decide to find a new poem to share with you, dear Reader. In Wendy Cope’s collection, Is That the New Moon, which I have had for many years, I found this one by Micere Githae Mugo.


sing daughter sing
make a song
and sing
beat out your own rhythms
the rhythms of your life
but make the song soulful
and make life

Take the advice! Make life sing!


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6 responses to “Silver Wings, A Sketch and Micere Githae Mugo

  1. valeriedavies

    August 5, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    What a joyful poem of inspiration and encouragement – love the words and the rhythm, as well as the spirit…and now I’m off to make life sing !!!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 6, 2017 at 6:34 am

      And I am about to get up and make life sing today too! 🙂

  2. saymber

    August 5, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Another uplifting post – thank you! I love finding things like you found in your Dad’s charcoal sketch. It’s like a love note from him to you in time.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 5, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      It is! I hadn’t thought of it like that – thank you so much for your insight. 🙂

  3. nrhatch

    August 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Love the bumblebee shot.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 4, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you. I was very pleased with it! 🙂


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