An Elastic Band, A Poem and A Country Lane

29 Mar

Walking back from a lovely singing session with The Suitcases Singers, I spotted a heart on the pavement. I sometimes think passers-by must think I am crazy, taking the oddest of photos!

Heart from an elastic band

Spring seems to be arriving as the softness of light has today replaced the winter grey

Early Spring  by Rainer Maria Rilke

Harshness vanished. A sudden softness
has replaced the meadows’ wintry grey.
Little rivulets of water changed
their singing accents. Tendernesses,

hesitantly, reach toward the earth
from space, and country lanes are showing
these unexpected subtle risings
that find expression in the empty trees.

And a Cornish lane for you, albeit with some winter grey about it. I’ll find a sunny one as soon as I can!

A lane on my way home


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5 responses to “An Elastic Band, A Poem and A Country Lane

  1. Heyjude

    March 29, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Such a lovely poem. Would you mind if I also used it?

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 30, 2018 at 6:56 am

      I’d be very happy for you to use it. I’m delighted that you like it so much.

      • Heyjude

        March 30, 2018 at 10:53 am

        It is just so right!

  2. Hil

    March 29, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Such a beautiful lane.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 29, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      We are very lucky living midst such loveliness. 🙂


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