When this is over

When this is overI will not rushto peopleto shopsto restaurants, bars, cafesto once-again busy streetsI will rush in the opposite directionto disconnectto sit hereto beto feelto observeto drench myself in quietimmerse myself in natureand let it restore my soul And after I’ve sat for a while, I’ll go and look for some of my favourite…… Continue reading When this is over

Aftermath, by Siegfried Sassoon

Have you forgotten yet?… For the world’s events have rumbled on since those gagged days, Like traffic checked while at the crossing of city-ways: And the haunted gap in your mind has filled with thoughts that flow Like clouds in the lit heaven of life; and you’re a man reprieved to go, Taking your peaceful…… Continue reading Aftermath, by Siegfried Sassoon


time takes a brisk walk I skip and hop to keep up puffing cloud breaths in cold winter air ~ just yesterday spring arrived minutes passed in summer now festivities rush ~ my desire to pause like a raindrop poised on a leaf edge as time slows to treacle to sit and in sitting be at peace


every quiet day spent with you is a comforting balm to my soul calm mornings easy afternoons warm evenings and I am nearly wordless not because my mind is tangled more that my mind is soothed and stilled and gentled and smiles are hard to write


may I rest here a while in this moment may I stay for a time in this place where my mind is at peace where my being is calm where my breath moves within and without in no rush where there’s no heaviness ‘cept the weight of your hand and the warmth of your kiss…… Continue reading hush