Carpet, Strawberry and A Poem

30 May
Underneath the Aquilegea in a neighbouring allotment plot is the loveliest carpet of purple petals.
We have our first strawberry.
I read a lovely poem yesterday that I wanted to share with you, dear readers. Angi Sullins, the poet has very kindly given me permission.  I love the last lines and would encourage you to “show up. sing. shine.”   The world has never needed us more to do all three.
the next time
you refuse to sing
because you’ll never
fill a stadium
or decline the joy of dance
for fear of looking
or you resist risking
the new adventure
because you’re
not entirely ready or
you dim your shine
because you’re not
completely healed and whole
the next time
you hold yourself suspect
because you’re not
entirely qualified
just remember
a bird doesn’t sing
because it’s talented
a bird sings because
it has a song
the moon doesn’t only shine
when it’s whole
it can show up with
a single sliver of itself
and still light an entire
night sky
show up. sing. shine.
the world needs you
as you are.

Posted by on May 30, 2023 in Uncategorized


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6 responses to “Carpet, Strawberry and A Poem

  1. utesmile

    May 31, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    Already a red strawberry , super. We are still waiting…. but soon.
    Lovely poem!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 3, 2023 at 7:08 pm

      I was pleased I was allowed to share it as I knew there were readers out there, like you, who would also appreciate it. That one strawberry tasted deliciously sweet! They are looking as if they will ripen one at a time so I’m not sure well ever get a bowlful from our six plants. 🙂

  2. nrhatch

    May 31, 2023 at 11:37 am

    Loved the poem!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 3, 2023 at 7:09 pm

      Thought you’d like it! Very glad I was right. 🙂

  3. unexpectedincommonhours

    May 30, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Lovely, lovely poem. Thank you for posting!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 3, 2023 at 7:10 pm

      It’s interesting – the readers I thought would appreciate that poem are all telling me that they do – very happy about that. 🙂


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