Daily Archives: April 11, 2020

A Poem, New Leaves and Osteospermum

One of my Dear Friends from choir sent me this poem today – perfect for the strange and difficult times we are living in right now. Here, I give it to you, with love from J and from me.

S0METHING  LOVELY. By Kathleen O’Meara  1869

(Written after the Irish plague 1860.)

And people stayed home
and read books and listened
and rested and exercised
and made art and played
and learned new ways of being
and were still
and listened more deeply
someone meditated
someone prayed
someone danced
someone met their own shadow
and people started thinking differently.

And people healed

And in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, mindless and heartless,

The earth began to heal.

And when the danger ended
the people found themselves.

They grieved for the dead
and they made new choices
and dreamed of new visions
and created new ways to live
and heal the earth fully
just as they had been healed.

The Acer has its beautiful new leaves which glow in the sunlight .

The Boody garden is beginning to bloom.


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