“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What My Eye Lights On


(another six things)

The big tub of honey on the bench
candied now, dull gold through the plastic;
a present from our neighbour Joseph
whose friend has a hive.

My little red hand torch
in case of a blackout.

The blue handle of my office scissors
sticking out past the surrounding pens
in the white mug on my desk —

the mug, with drawings around the sides:
a delicate peacock; rosebuds. 

A photo of my firstborn, graduating
in his black gown and mortar-board, 
holding a rolled white scroll.
(He still had his blonde hair then.)

Overlooking my laptop
a tiny, gold-painted statue of Bast.

2 comments:

  1. This is a lovely blogsite. I really enjoyed this posting. It made me slow down and just be - I am too good at doing, I need to be more. So thank you for that!

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  2. You're very welcome. I'm the same actually, so this project has been very useful to me as well. :)

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