Hellebores, Iain Crichton Smith and A Thank You

28 Jan

In a neighbour’s garden we saw more signs of Spring, Hellebores, delicate and lovely.

Hellebore flower

I discovered another poem that appealed to me today – the last two lines sum up the way I ‘look about me and about me without end’  finding the beautiful things that are all around us.

—Iain Crichton Smith

The world’s a minefield when I think of you.
I must walk carefully in case I touch
some irretrievable and secret switch
that blows the old world back into the new.

How careless I once was about this ground
with the negligence of ignorance. Now I take
the smallest delicate steps and now I look
about me and about me without end.


You may remember that I sent some SallyBoots to Germany a couple of weeks ago for our new Grand Niece. Today we received a photo of  her looking lovely in her new boots.



The next episode of the Suffragette Diary is posted.


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8 responses to “Hellebores, Iain Crichton Smith and A Thank You

  1. Ali

    February 18, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    That’s a beautiful hellebore (and the booties are rather wonderful too!)

  2. calvin

    January 30, 2018 at 2:41 am

    d’em are booties, you do good work in alot of ways…..Hellebores new to me, am guess they don’t do well in cold zones.

    The poem, well a tad big for a bumper sticker, but fits well in a mind.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 2, 2018 at 8:01 am

      Thank you for your appreciation and that last comment especially, I love the idea of the poem being a good fit for a mind. 🙂

      • calvin

        February 4, 2018 at 4:32 am

        Smiles again. I hope it fits in lots minds. Gotta love a good truth bomb.

  3. sparkscrochet

    January 29, 2018 at 4:30 am

    What a gorgeous flower/picture! Adorable little booties!

  4. nrhatch

    January 28, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Love the flowers . . . and the booties!


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