Crocuses, Sunset and A Poem

25 Feb

Some Crocuses have popped up on the opposite side of the garden from our Suffragette garden which is a pleasant surprise.

Purple and white among the green

It has been a bitterly cold and beautifully bright day so we headed out to see the sunset.

Sunset over St Ives from Godrevy

A new poem came my way a couple of days ago and I share it here – Wait by Galway Kinnell. The lines that drew me to it especially were those about pain.  Wait long enough and everything will become interesting again.

Wait – Galway  Kinnell

Wait, for now.
Distrust everything if you have to.
But trust the hours. Haven’t they
carried you everywhere, up to now?
Personal events will become interesting again.
Hair will become interesting.
Pain will become interesting.
Buds that open out of season will become interesting.
Second-hand gloves will become lovely again;
their memories are what give them
the need for other hands. The desolation
of lovers is the same: that enormous emptiness
carved out of such tiny beings as we are
asks to be filled; the need
for the new love is faithfulness to the old.

Don’t go too early.
You’re tired. But everyone’s tired.
But no one is tired enough.
Only wait a little and listen:
music of hair,
music of pain,
music of looms weaving our loves again.
Be there to hear it, it will be the only time,
most of all to hear your whole existence,
rehearsed by the sorrows, play itself into total exhaustion.

Readers who follow these posts will know that ten days ago I had a steroid injection in both ankles to, hopefully, dissipate the pain therein. For four days I walked on sunshine. Now, things are somewhat better but not the bliss I first experienced, sadly.


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6 responses to “Crocuses, Sunset and A Poem

  1. Patty B

    February 26, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Sorry to hear you in pain – praying for your healing. Do you think you will need surgery?

  2. nrhatch

    February 26, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Sorry to hear that you’re no longer walking on sunshine. 🙁

  3. valeriedavies

    February 25, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Beautiful crocuses… and do I see some primrose leaves? Loved the poem… but so sorry to hear about your pain.. I can feel for you, as am still on regular nerve painkillers for the numb foot and shin resulting from my shattered/broken leg 18 months ago.. anything that interferes with the joy of going for walks is really depressing isn’t it..

  4. Hil

    February 25, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Sally …my mother in law has these injections but in her hips and knees. I think from what she says they make it easier for her to walk but they don’t get rid of the pain completely. Sorry I can’t be a bit more positive for you.xx

  5. Patricia Van Tuyl

    February 25, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Sorry to hear that you are not as pain-free as you were a few weeks ago. How often can you get the shots? Is there a limit to the number of times you can repeat the shots? Hoping the best for you.

  6. Heyjude

    February 25, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Sorry to hear the pain is back. We have had some beautiful sunsets this week. I really ought to get out more and capture one over the sea.


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