Pink, A Tree and A Poem

04 Mar

Stomping around Trelissick gardens in a heavy shower, the sole pink Cyclamen among the Snowdrops caught my eye.


We sheltered under this tree for a few moments but the drips fell more heavily so it wasn’t much use!

Magnificent tree

A blogger friend, GrandfatherSky, posted the following beautiful piece by Oriah recently. I posted it once before, in March 2015 where you can find it in another format with a note from Oriah herself.

The Invitation by Oriah

And – I am linking this to The mindful gardener’s Soulful Sunday  which has as its aim. “This would be anything that makes you feel emotional, warm and fuzzy, grateful, inspired, appreciative of the world around us?  But also if you feel you need a little connection with positivity, a way of reaching out to others and feeling reassured that we are all part of the same universe, and that the overwhelming urge in this world is to share and understand one another, to show compassion and kindness.”


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9 responses to “Pink, A Tree and A Poem

  1. grandfathersky

    March 5, 2018 at 11:45 am

    I read once that trees connect the earth to the sky. Obvious once we hear the words!

  2. Ali

    March 5, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Thank you for sharing this poem. There is a lot of wisdom in those lines. Sitting with pain and being alone with yourself really resonated with me. Perfect for soulful Saturday.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 5, 2018 at 8:04 am

      Yes, it resonated with me too. Pleased you liked it for Soulful Sunday.🙂

  3. Heyjude

    March 5, 2018 at 12:12 am

    What a great poem!

  4. nrhatch

    March 4, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    That poem would be a great conversation starter . . .

    Here’s an additional stanza:

    I don’t want to know about your minor ailments, frustrations, and disappointments
    I want to know what makes you feel ALIVE
    I don’t want to know about the dude who cut you off in traffic last week
    I want to know what makes your heart SING
    I don’t want to know about where you bought your new kitchen cabinets
    I want to know what you’re going to fix me for DINNER! 😀

    • Ali

      March 5, 2018 at 6:59 am


    • mybeautfulthings

      March 5, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Love this, Nancy! Thank you! 🙂

  5. commonprose

    March 4, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Sourcing one’s own life from the presence of Beauty. What a concept, Sally. Love the magnificent Sessile oak.


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