A description of what started this particular blog can be found in its first entry --Feb. 9, 2009. It's about healing.
How many times have each of us wished we could go back one moment in time and STOP THAT THOUGHT. Each milisecond impacting our future lives and the lives of everyone on this planet. Shoot...now I'm afraid to get out of bed.
Oh gosh, Delores, I can only cope with one or two such memories at a time. When I've said the wrong thing, I get in big trouble with myself. My mantra is now "Yikes!" Yet, it's part of navigating through time, and I reckon that's worth getting out of bed for, just like you I bet.
The serenity of the Normaphoto seeps out to me. Your poem shows how past, present, and future are intertwined.
Thank you, Emma! I relayed compliment to the photographer --who also put that garden together-- and she appreciates it. As to poem, I've tinkered with that one for many years and will hopefully keep doing so.
What a beautiful garden - and I was assuming it was you, the gardener, who was responsible for it, until I read your reply to Emma. That would be a lovely place to sit and think about "stuff."
Thank you Jenny. I was a gardener of schools and public places for over 30 years but Norma taught me everything I know about it. Just relayed your compliment to her as she's heading off to bed.
Did life lastOr was it lostA good questionBut it matters notBecause the same atomsAre here and thereAnd everywhereIn space and in timeAnd in all things sublime
Thanks, KK. You are rising among my collection of favorite poets!
Another deep and intriguing gem.Praise and gratitude, Geo.
Kind Robyn, thank you. Your encouragement means a lot.
In Hindi there is a saying that the present is the tail end of the past . I have always wished that there was a delicate way of saying it. Your poem has made that wish come true. Also thanks for sharing Norma's work of art .
My pleasure, Munir. Norma says "thank you!"
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