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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

lightness of heart...

I'm no poet, but years ago, I used to write a little poetry... just for myself.  Someone's blog reminded me of this when she recently posted a really pretty poem about teatime. My old memory got a jumpstart and I remembered this. 




"a cup of tea and me"

give me a garden
and a cat

beauty and quiet contemplation

add a favorite book
 and 
a cup of tea

       these are the wonders of the world
                       ... to me.






I don't know if some of you are on Facebook, but if you are, you might have read "A letter to the U.S. from John Cleese", the English Comedian (it may not have even been written by John Cleese, but it was funny non-the-less). It says that in light of the recent election, England was revoking our independence, re-instating the *u* in words like neighbour and favour, and went on and on about football, etc. I have to tell you that after these last few weeks, it felt *so good to laugh*.   Now I know that the situation here is serious, but give me a break. If you don't laugh, you will cry... and crying really doesn't help anything. So... if you need a laugh, and you haven't yet seen this, I'm sure you can google it somehow (as far as I know you can google anything).

Happy Tuesday!




20 comments:

  1. Cats, books and a cup of tea...perfection!

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  2. The poetry "industry" certainly isn't what is used to be. How many modern poets are there out there that are as famous of those from 19th century and beyond?

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    1. Adam, I don't know much about the poetry "industry", but I do like to read poems... and only write from my heart for myself.

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  3. I like a cat in the lap when I knit. My feral fellow has no idea how to be a lap cat, so he jams in between my leg and the chair arm, back side first. I doubt he's comfy or happy, but it's what he thinks he has to do to be a proper house cat.

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    1. I do too, Joanne, but Tux will not simply let me knit... he constantly grabs the yarn or the needle making it a bit difficult. Some days he will give up and lie quietly.

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  4. All of my favorite things mentioned in your poetry....perfect !
    John Cleese has always made me laugh :)
    ~Jo

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    1. Me to, Jo. I'm not a big fan of slap stick comedy, but John Cleese (especially in the old Fawlty Towers) cracks me up.

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  5. What is more soothing than a cat, a book and a spot of tea. We all need moments like that. Thanks for the link. Humor is what will get us through.

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    1. Yes, Patti, laughter is a great stress reliever... (as well as cats, books, and tea) just hasn't been a lot to laugh about lately.

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  6. You're the second person today to mention that John Cleese letter. Now I've got to go watch it. Thanks, Rian, and yes, we have to smile and keep our spirits up. Sending you a big virtual hug. :-)

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    1. Sending you a virtual *hug* back, DJan.

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  7. What a lovely poem! I so agree with the sentiments. I haven't seen the letter but will look for it now.

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    1. Thanks, Eileen. Look for it. It will make you laugh...

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  8. I just love that picture of your literarily inclined cat!

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    1. Not sure that the cat is 'literary inclined'... more wanting me to put the book down and pay attention to her.

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  9. It’s best to follow the advice of your poem, although I find it very hard at the moment not to be scared witless.
    One or two funny people’s response to the disastrous election result have managed to make me laugh out loud but the nightmare always comes back.

    Off for that cup of tea, not outside but in the cosy warmth of the sitting room.

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    1. Yes, I agree, Friko, that we must all try to find the best way to handle the shock... of something happening that you never thought could happen. It tends to throw everything off kilter. But it is what it is... and hopefully we can handle it. So yes, a laugh, a cup of tea, and friends (including blogger friends) do help a bit.

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  10. I love to read poems, and I love your poem. It's easy to see how much your cats love you. Aren't they sweet!

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    1. Thanks. I also read the "At Home in Midford" series. We also listened to it on CD while traveling.

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