Seen at The Festival of the Tree

...if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden ~ Chinese proverb

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Thought Fragments from Bristol



Hustling bustle slows
To Temple tranquility
Stately sentinels salute
Relics in their midst

Roses for rememberance
Simple blossoms bloom
A pause in city life
Complete with birdsong

Scattered thoughts
Gather around me
I'm at peace
Time to pause, to reflect

Sirens shatter stillness
I walk on.

17 comments:

  1. You're missing Bristol?! Come and visit!

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  2. No - not bad poetry (Why do you use that tag?)
    I enjoyed it - along with the images
    Regards
    Karen

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  3. Very nice post. Loved the shadows on the lawn!

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  4. I love the top photo!

    (I saw you at David's blog and clicked on your link)

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  5. Lovely! And thanks for all your comments about Klapa music, I hope you will enjoy many more of it and if you ever need any sources, there's a whole lot of full albums for download of different klapas and different old, dalmatian songs so I can always suggest some good ones. Cheers!

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  6. This was lovely!
    have you checked out "It's not easy being green" lonk on my blog? You would love it. Also next Wednesday we have a new member to ABC Wednesday, Compostwoman! She is a pal of mine. You will love her!
    Dxx

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  7. Beautiful photos, and I enjoyed your poem. I call myself a bad poet, too, but you do not deserve the title.

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  8. Sorry, meant to edit my last comment before hitting "publish." What I meant to say was that you shouldn't call yourself a bad poet (wish there was a way to italicize words here), because your poem was very good!

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  9. I loved your poem and the images- don't sell yourself short with the "bad poetry" tag! The old school song was bad poetry ; )

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  10. Nice photos, good poem! xx

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  11. Btw, there's an award waiting for you @ my place.

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  12. Those are beautiful photographs. I love the tree shadows on the green lawn (I've forgotten that lawns are green since the ones around here - now uncovered from snow - are brown and yellow).

    I enjoyed your poem and agree with Karen - it isn't bad. It needs the label 'good poetry'.

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  13. Hi VP
    I have nominated you for a blog award. The details are on my blog.
    Cheers,
    Deborah

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  14. Suburbia - that sounds a great idea!

    Karen, Rose, Judith, Flighty and Kate - thanks for your kind words about my words :) Luckily you outnumber the number of nominations I have currently for a bad poetry award ;)

    Chey - welcome and thanks. I'll hop on over and check your blog out soon.

    Christine - thanks for coming on over from David's, good to see you!

    Viooltje - thanks for enriching my (and the choir's) understanding of the music we're singing. No doubt we'll be asking your expert advice very soon!

    Nessa - good to see you!

    Denise - yes I have, but have been put off by having to register to use the site. Other forums allow guest readers too. Didn't notice that you're one of the moderators though - so expect to see me in there soon :) I look forward to meeting Compostwoman! How many bins does she have? I've got 10...

    Deborah - aw thanks, that's really kind of you. I've checked it out and am just mulling over who to pass it onto.

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  15. I have in excess of 20 ( blush)

    Is that a problem, do you think??
    ( CW looks around, worriedly...)

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  16. Not at all compostwoman - I aspire to your level :)

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