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Friday, February 10, 2012

Adjust your sails...




I've never been sailing.

I understand that it's hard work,
attending to subtle nuances of weather
sudden violent changes of
cold wet spray
blazing hot sun
rolling with wind and waves 
to avoid going off course.
At least not too far off course.

Adjust your sails, re-plot your course and accept the wind.


“The key to life is accepting challenges.
Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.”
~ Bette Davis



Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thinking like a snail...


When the leaf I have in front of me seems absolutely ginormous,
I really wonder if I should even try to eat it.
"I'm sure that I can't eat all of that!"

Not a problem for Mr. or Mrs Snail.
Just one steady bite at a time
gets the job done.
No thinking, studying or mulling.
Just one bite at a time.


“It does not matter how slowly you go
as long as you do not stop.”
~ Confucius

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Nuances of light




reflections of shadowed sun
on cloud and water 
monochromatic 
depth of meaning
edged in blue and green.


“Subtle nuances, fine finishes and 
overall quality are most important.”
~ Bruce Montgomery




Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Satisfaction.....

....a good comfortable feeling. 
Never an ending 
nor a resignation. 

Lessons from a well flown flight
opens an eternity of possibilities.

Flying again and again
farther, higher with belief ~
one wing span at a time.


“Our aspirations are our possibilities.”
~ Samuel Johnson

There is great satisfaction....

...in being a frog.
not just any frog mind you.
and not just anywhere either.
But a beautiful, colourful ceramic frog.
Squatting in a Texas herb garden
full of lovely hot sun,
feet tucked beneath a colourful frog bottom
and, I'm sure, frog toes buried in the warm sand.

Yes, I'm very sure.
Satisfaction has a very frog-like quality to it.

(I think Kermit would agree!)

“To be satisfied with what one has; that is wealth.”
~ Mark Twain



Monday, February 6, 2012

Of all the life....

.....surrounding me.

Ducks swim in formation.
Geese fly in a V.
Henry Heron sits
lonely in his tree.

Trees in leaf of many kinds,
flowers of different coloured hue
decorate this world
for me and you.

A silly piece of poetry
and long past bedtime
For me and thee!

Good night.  (Yawwn!)




“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet 
and the winds long to play with your hair.”
~ Kahlil Gibra


Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Riddle:



When is a knot not a knot?
When it is a bird's nest!

Maybe 'thought knots' are merely tightly woven
'word nests'
hatching fragile ideas.





“What can promote innocent mirth, and 
I may say virtue, more than a good riddle?” 
~ George Eliot, Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life