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Lambs, A Video and World Poetry Day

We have watched the lambs in the back field with great delight today. The lovely Mr S took photos and I attempted a video in the gale that was blowing. It’s a bit wobbly and very noisy – you can’t hear the lambs talking to their mums – but I hope it will give you a feel for the experience.

 

It is World Poetry Day today and here I offer you a poem by a poet I much admire. I love his imagery and sensitivity, his use of language and, in this one, his reassurance.

Reassurance by Kim Ridgeon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Wren, A Poem and International Women’s Day

 

For the last few days I have been watching a tiny wren in our garden. Today I managed to get a photo, albeit a bit smudgy taken through the window and of a fast moving little creature.

I have another poem for you from Kim Ridgeon whose work I love.

It is International Women’s Day and I send good wishes to women everywhere.

 
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Snowdrops, A Poem and A Crocus

I love seeing the first Snowdrops as Winter moves towards Spring.

A friend sent a beautiful poem a little while ago. I was just waiting for our Snowdrops before I could post it. Thanks Kim.One of our Crocuses has been attacked on the stem so I have brought it indoors and put it in the  little pottery vase we were sent a couple of years ago.

 

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Bonfire Night

My Mum was born on Bonfire Night one hundred and five years ago and, as a child, thought that everyone was celebrating her birthday with enormous fires and fireworks lighting up the sky.  Memories of my Mum came to the fore a couple of weeks ago when a poet friend sent along this poem which touched me deeply and I was given permission to use it today in honour of my much missed Mum.

 

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Take a Side, Pride and A Poem

We live in very uncertain times and many of us feel worried.  At choir we are learning several songs of strength and resistance written by our leader and I always leave choir feeling stronger and more determined.   One of our songs (and I will share them after their debut concert in July) is about standing up in the face of injustice and defending those less able to do so for themselves. I was reminded of these words of Desmond Tutu:

  “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

On Sunday, in Saltash, we waited for the Cornwall Pride Bus and the parade. It was brilliant and very well supported. One of our songs is about being who you want to be and loving who you want to love and I will share that one later too.

I have a friend who is a poet and he has recently had an event where he gave away A Poem on a Paper Bag – a delightful idea. He visited Cornwall last week but we have family here so couldn’t meet up. However, he has sent me my very own Poem on a Paper Bag and here it is, in his very own handwriting. Thank you so much, Kim. I love it – Jackdaws caught to perfection!

Kak-Kak by Kim Ridgeon

 

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Lone Tulip, Magnolia and A Poem

Just one Tulip has shown up in a pot from last year.

Just one white Tulip

A couple of years ago, three trees down our lane were felled and we were very sad. We were told that they were diseased. In their place, last year, three small trees were planted which we were very happy to see. Today, we spotted just one bloom on what turns out to be a Magnolia – what joy!

Baby Magnolia tree

Serendipitously, a friend today posted one of his poems with a photograph  of a  Magnolia and its ‘storm strewn’ petals and I found the accompanying poem very moving.

I shall not mourn the storm strewn magnolia
as fresh flowers unfurl below its boughs.
This is nature’s humble new hope
in a darkening world such as ours.

Kim’s Magnolia

Thank you, Kim.

P.S. I have sold the first of my glass pieces!!

 

 

 

 

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Hellebore, Camellia and An Outside Broadcast

A very quiet day today so a couple of flowers from yesterday’s visit to the garden centre and a video from a poet whose work I have been sharing with you recently – Kim Ridgeon. I love his style.

Hellebore

Camellia

Do click on the link and enjoy Kim’s Outside Broadcast.

 
 

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