Saturday, May 04, 2019

 The Bright Field

I have seen the sun break through
to illuminate a small field
for a while, and gone my way
and forgotten it.  But that was the pearl
of great price, the one field that had
the treasure in it.  I realize now
that I must give all that I have
to possess it.  Lfe is not hurrying

on to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past.  It is the turning 
aside like Moses to the miracle
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you.
R.S. Thomas

This morning, as I sat in the sun with my coffee
and "The Poetry of Presence"*
(an anthology of mindfulness poems)
this was the poem
that gave me pause for thought!!

and I remembered  taking this picture of the sun,
shining on the buttercups in this sunlit meadow,
on the way to 
a few years ago

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time to say goodbye to April,

that flirty month

that goes from one mood to another, -

and say hello to mild and merry May.

" At last comes the golden month of the wild folk - - -

honey-sweet May

when the birds come back

and the flowers are out,

and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs

of the dawning year"

Samuel Scoville Jr. (Wild Folk)

But don't forget 

the White Rabbit

in all your appreciation and exuberance

at the arrival of May.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Adagio in G Minor

Before going to bed tonight I went to a concert

via Youtube....

Would you like to share it?

Just close your eyes and listen!!

If I sit down at the piano

invariably I end up playing 

the Adagio,

which never fails to touch my heart.

This performance by Hauser

is so full of passion and poignancy.

And so beautiful...