Something for the weekend (no.3)…….Swinging back into balance over here…

Swinging back into balance at this end and what better way than by joining the lovely Jacqueline with her Saturday creative writing group ‘Something for the Weekend’.

My contribution today is a poem that I have written this morning whilst watching the sun play across all the bulbs coming up in our garden….yippee Spring is on the way!


We are all part of nature
Yet we are sometimes blind
To the rhythms contained therein.

Does the sun ask permission
To shine it’s light
And shed warmth where it can.

Is there a universal clipboard
Measuring raindrops
And denoting their pattern of fall.

Do the birds have meters
That stop them singing so loud or long
Whilst clipping their notes for every song.

Yet here we are placing constraints and binds
Getting ourselves so bent out of shape
That we lose the natural flow of it all.


18 Responses to “Something for the weekend (no.3)…….Swinging back into balance over here…”

  1. 1 nenskei February 28, 2012 at 5:46 am

    LIKED!! I am in need of balance! 😀


  2. 3 granbee February 27, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Thank goodness the birds do not have meters! What a wonderfully inside-out way of telling us to lighten up and enjoy the ride without the stopwatches on our lives! I love this one,dear Jane!


    • 4 Jane Thorne February 28, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Rose high praise indeed from you, thank you…the thought came to me as I looked at the birds in our garden and woods from the window on Saturday morning…I love the peace of early to you x


  3. 5 kewsmith February 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    So lovely. I liked the term ‘universal clipboard’. Smart and true.



  4. 7 maturestudenthanginginthere February 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    This is such a lovely piece. It’s true we do get bent out of shape (at least I did this week) but doesn’t nature have such a restorative capacity in our lives. I’m so pleased you did Something for the Weekend. This is great.


    • 8 Jane Thorne February 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Jacqueline, thank you and you can’t beat fresh air and watching nature can you?. I have been bent out of shape for some time, this week has helped me and been very tricky by turns but at least I’m heading in the right direction! x


      • 9 maturestudenthanginginthere February 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm

        Been bent out of shape too – by finding my way back – yay to us heading in the right direction. Take care and I hope life is kind to you.


  5. 11 Grandfathersky February 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    You reminded me of something I read a while ago; We measure our legislators on the number of laws they pass… Why do we constrain our live?


  6. 13 1smiles February 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Bulbs in your garden?! We’re still buried under snow and ice, 😦
    It is the natural flow of our nature for this time of year. Thanks for the reminder to let things flow as they are meant to.
    Have a lovely weekend my lovely!
    ~Jeannie xxxxx


    • 14 Jane Thorne February 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Hello Jeannie hope you are having a grand weekend too, happy times for you today and not too much snow…love coming right back to you xxxx


  7. 15 Eric Alagan February 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Just got back after a wonderful date night dinner with Lisa. The bottle of white bubbly went well with Japanese sashimi.

    And now this beautiful poem from my buddy Jane…brings to mind a quatrain by my favourite Omar Khayyam…

    “A book of verse, a flask of wine and you besides me in the wilderness…widerness is paradise enow….” – A poor translation (from memory) perhaps of the original Persian…but the essence lingers, I reckon.

    Thank you Jane, for making this a great evening.
    Your buddy from balmy Singapore,


  8. 17 Angie February 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Jane…what a beautiful piece of writing, Angie x


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