Delicate Detour

dahlia

 

I pause

mid-stride,

my to-do list caught

in your delicate detour,

fly to your whimsical web.

Task and master flounder,

round ruffled maze-twists;

forgetfulness steals soft

in lemon-drop swirls.

Weeds will wait.

Urgency evaporates

amidst petalled purity;

here is Now,

here is life alive,

painted to mimic sunshine,

so I pause.

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Arms and soul flung wide,

She welcomes the Sun –

Long-lost Lover –

Breathing in his fragrance,

Memorizing his smile

For the cloudy days to come

 

 

Recipe for a Mindful Summer

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Savour the sunshine,

feast on the breeze,

distil its essence and

learn how to squeeze

gallons of flavour

where ounces occur;

sprinkle this hour

with seasoning – and stir.

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I love herbs. My dill patch is a good place to feast on the breeze as it releases its lovely summer scent…

 

 

 

 

 

I’m Holding My Breath

hoarfrostsprucebranch

I’m holding my breath, lest it melt all your silver,

I’m exhaling slow, lest excitement consume;

I’m slowing my heart, lest its beats quell your music,

I’m stilling my soul, lest its vibrance entomb.

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Some moments are meant to be savoured, slow…