Azalea, Kindness and John Agard

06 Nov

The shocking pink of an Azalea caught my eye on my way up from town.

Pink Azalea

At singing tonight, I loved the display in the corridor of the Primary School.


In honour of the rainbow I saw the other day, a delightful poem by John Agard for you. Read it out loud to yourself to get the full effect.




When you see

de rainbow

you know

God know

wha he doing –

one big smile

across the sky –

I tell you

God got style

the man got style


When you see

raincloud pass

and de rainbow

make a show

I tell you

is God doing


the man doing



But sometimes

you know

when I see

de rainbow

so full of glow

& curving

like she bearing child

I does want know

if God

ain’t a woman


If that is so

The woman got style

man she got style

6th anniversary of writing my blog


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5 responses to “Azalea, Kindness and John Agard

  1. calvin

    November 11, 2017 at 5:39 am

    As for the Azalea. This response is directed to the blossom not you. SHOWOFF! We received our first snow of the season last night and tonight it is -12C. So said blossom can count its lucky stars it does not life here, as he or she would be Toast now.

  2. calvin

    November 11, 2017 at 5:32 am

    You know me, I like to ride rainbows, so the poem was music to the heart -fun to read. Happy 6th in blogdom – stand up take a bow.

  3. nrhatch

    November 8, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Great signs ~> a tree of kind and resilient team members!

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 8, 2017 at 4:57 am

      It’s a lovely school that we rehearse in, always has positive displays and cheerful children! 🙂

  4. saymber

    November 7, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    The poem was like a song as I read it – definitely what I need today! Thank you!


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