Thursday, May 21, 2015


Another May....

Beautiful days, one after the other  -   'heart's ease'


The blessed stretch and ease of it -

heart's ease.  The hills blue.  All the flowering weeds

bursting open.  Balm in the air.  The birdsong

bouncing back out of the sky.  The cattle

lain down in the meadow, forgetting to feed.

The horses swishing their tails.

The yellow flare of furze on the near hill,

And the first cream splatters of blossom

high on the thorns where the day rests longest.

All hardship, hunger, treachery of winter forgotten.

The unfounded conviction:  forgiveness, hope.

Kerry Hardie, from  "A Furious Place"


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

May in England is usually one type of weather after another - and we seem to be having the full range this year, sunshine, hail, wind, thunder, rain, frost....and last night a (very minor) earthquake!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A lovely poem (reminding me of May days gone by of course -- it isn't a proper May at all here in Florida).

Did I already tell you that I love this header? Just looking at it makes me feel "Mayish" and happy!

Lorrie said...

Lovely words evoking the beauty of this wonderful month.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely poem Hildred - especially the last line.

Mascha said...

Beautiful photo and poem.
Greetings from Germany

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice capture and cool poem. Thanks for sharing.