Yellow, Door Knocker and A Poem

05 Apr

The Kalettes are flowering and make a pretty vase-full. They taste good too if caught before the flowers open so that they are like Purple Sprouting Broccoli.

I spotted this delightful door knocker in Penryn the other day after leaving the optician.

I love this poem. It sums up my blog for me – ordinary things being just perfect.

What happiness looks like by Marge Piercy


Some things are ordinary but perfect:
drinking coffee on summer mornings
with you as the cats laze about, fed,
on you or on me or curled together
in the bay window on a sunny pillow.
Outside the weeping beech stirs
in the wind, leaves hanging down
like just washed long tresses.
We talk softly of the pending day.
This is all I would need of heaven
that I don’t believe in, but this
I believe.


11 responses to “Yellow, Door Knocker and A Poem

  1. commonprose

    April 12, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    The Kalettes are unknown to me, but I love the way you have arranged them, not yet opened.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 13, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      They are sometimes known as Flower Sprouts and are very tasty if you get them before they flower. 🙂

  2. nrhatch

    April 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Simple pleasures are life’s treasures.
    That’s what I like about your sight.

  3. Sandra

    April 6, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Lovely Sally! You’ve reminded me of another poem, Barter by Sarah Teasdale. Do you know it?

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 6, 2021 at 10:50 am

      I don’t know it but I’ve looked it up and, yes, it’s also lovely. I shall bookmark it for using another time. Thank you. 🙂

  4. Heyjude

    April 6, 2021 at 12:36 am

    That is one very cool door knocker!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 6, 2021 at 10:49 am

      Isn’t it? I’m now on the lookout for other interesting ones as we begin to get out and about again. 🙂

      • Heyjude

        April 6, 2021 at 11:28 am

        I used to have a fixation on door knockers! Not many doors where I live now though 😆

  5. ladysighs

    April 5, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    You have a very good optician. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 6, 2021 at 10:47 am

      I do but it wasn’t that one! I was sent there as mine was booked up but never again! Having done one test, he said, “I just have to check to see if I have scratched your eye!” Silence – so I asked, “Well, did you?” And he said, “Yes! But you have the anaesthetic in there so it won’t hurt .” As I say, never again. I’ll wait for my man to be free.

      • ladysighs

        April 6, 2021 at 11:07 am

        OH G_D!!
        I need to go to the dentist but have been putting it off with the pandemic.
        A little too close for comfort right now. 🙁


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