National Poetry Writing Month is a poetry writing challenge to write a poem a day, which takes place every year in April. Follow the link to find out more, be inspired, get daily prompts and meet other poets!
Day 14, poem, ‘Thoughtful Spot’ was inspired by a Twitter post I read today by A. A. Milne, about Winnie the Pooh.
Sit in thoughtful spot,
Warm yet out of wind. Sit down,
Hear, watch and wonder.
We all need time to be mindful to stop, sit and think before we carry on with our busy lives.
I have favourite places, but fortunately, my thoughtful spot is anywhere I can jot down ideas for poems, stories or novels, in a car, waiting for the bus, taking a walk, reading my Twitter feed or blogs I follow, speaking to a student or colleague, boring meetings tend to inspire me as my mind drifts… I just need somewhere to take notes, as I don’t like to lose that fleeting thought that may never return.
I found this beautiful photograph on Twitter. It was taken by nature photographer Carl Bovis @CarlBovisNature
Spread your wings and fly
High in sky
Heed wise advice
Then aim for heaven
Carl has a little corner of the ‘Celebrate Wildlife’ nature photography exhibitionat the Baptist Church Hall in Fivehead, Somerset. 😊
Exhibition starts on Monday 4th March for 5 days, 10am to 5pm.
Coffee & cake available! ☕🍰👍
I wish I could go! Such beautiful pictures!
Full moon wants some fun
Slowly slides on new red robe
Dressed for summer ball.
Full Moon seen in Munich on Friday 27th July
Take me back to the
Place where sand and sea collide,
Where summer secrets
Sink deep behind garden walls,
Calling your name in the wind.
Chris Rea was inspired by a different beach, Ibiza, but I’m always reminded of his song when I visit a beautiful beach.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Come inside secret garden and greet purple dragon.
Yet I stoop to capture
Luscious plant, which
Lures me towards its extra
Ordinary shade of yellow. Distracting
Wildflowers enticing me along another path.
Distractions are highly underrated.
Daily routines, work, commitments, and the demands of everyday life emphasise that I should focus on objectives and make sure I complete my ‘to do list’ without any distractions.
I disagree. I need to make time for myself and cross items off my ‘to be list’ (more on to do and to be lists here).
Walking, observing my surroundings, taking photos of anything which catches my eye, and writing poems, are some of my favourite distractions.
And now, back to my to do list. Monday is only a few hours away!
Which are your favourite distractions?