#SundayWalks ‘Distractions’ #SilentSunday #PoemADay #PoetryMonth

Distractions

Yet I stoop to capture

Every single

Luscious plant, which

Lures me towards its extra

Ordinary shade of yellow. Distracting

Wildflowers enticing me along another path.

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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?  

#SilentSunday The Shard Again #Haiku

Glass temple spears sky
Sunbeams bounce on crystal walls
Necks crane up in awe

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Haiku published yesterday on my AtoZChallenge. 

The Shard is one of my favourite buildings. I watched it grow on my yearly trips to London and it never ceases to amaze me.

I love the view next to Southwark Cathedral; past and present side by side.