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A Card, Some Beads and A Poem

08 Apr

Happy Days to you all! All the letters here are glass.

Mother’s Day in the UK was a couple of weeks ago

I love scouring the charity shops, the thrift shops, for jewellery to up-cycle in my glass work. today I found this colourful beady necklace.

Long beaded necklace

There is a lesson for us all in the following poem by Brian Patten.

Inessential Things – Brian Patten

What do cats remember of days?
They remember the ways in from the cold,
The warmest spot, the place of food.
They remember the places of pain, their enemies,
the irritation of birds, the warm fumes of the soil,
the usefulness of dust.
They remember the creak of a bed, the sound
of their owner´s footsteps,
the taste of fish, the loveliness of cream.
Cats remember what is essential of days.
Letting all other memories go as of no worth
they sleep sounder than we,
whose hearts break remembering so many
inessential things.

 
 

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7 responses to “A Card, Some Beads and A Poem

  1. commonprose

    April 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Have often wondered why we can’t be more like cats.

     
  2. Patricia Van Tuyl

    April 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Have often wondered why we can’t be more like cats.

     
  3. Sandra

    April 9, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Love that poem!

     
  4. Heyjude

    April 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Lovely poem.

     
  5. anotherday2paradise

    April 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Love the poem and how true it is that cats sleep more soundly than we do. Your beady necklace was a great find. 😃

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      April 22, 2019 at 9:46 am

      I’m looking forward to using the beads in another glass creation. 🙂

       
  6. ksbeth

    April 8, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Lovely treasures, all

     

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