with well made heavy tools
thinking less, I suspect
of the quality of that living
whether we were ‘happy’
nor having time for slight or scold
to injure us
sheer brevity of our toil
overwhelming higher thought
which at times I believe
may be as fitful and ill-fitting
as apple eaten from forbidden tree
it is that knowledge of ourselves
sends us into quiet turmoil
perpetuated by hours to muse
on the fix and drip of life
we taste despair in our abundant imaginings
for all we learn, we grow further
from that seat of quiet peace found
in hard labor and less thought
for every Sunday where I get to lie in
watching snow fall outside my safe insulated house
I wonder at the wisdom of this progress
like the man I know who
lives in the woods
gathering water by stream
keeping warm at fireplace
his rough shod life is
that much gladder
than mine, able to turn
thoughts around in my head
like blue flies
urging to be loosed
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Wisdom is herein
Paradoxical critters that we are
Given to plumbing our depths
Ferreting out the dark and discomforting
While craving comfort and leisure
To contemplate a simpler life
An uncomplicated self
Not entrapped by the very means
Of the comforts we enjoy
And anxious of the ethics
Of those means
Easy to envy the freedom
Of the wild things
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TheFeatheredSleep – Flying thoughts
Oh I love this one. Why don’t you submit your poetry to our anthologies? We would LOVE it.
Oh! Thank you. I’m not sure where in the anthologies which ones might fit, and there is quite a lot of it now (140 of the Comment Poems alone), but I guess that’s what editors are for. I will check what’s coming up for submissions and consider what might fit.
We may not do another anthology for a while after this one but keep that poem to one side, I am certain it would fit in quite a few – it’s far reaching (that’s a good thing).
Plus it is ABOUT TIME the shy poet in you be born!
Well, I am utterly new to the whole realm of publishing, but I can’t think of better guides than the Indie Blu(e) crew.
Right? LET’S PLAN ON IT
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wording of great WONDER!!!!!
Thank you so much dearest Jonathan
SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE NICE TO PEOPLE-? <3
Well said and I can’t work out how you are on my friends list and have been for years but somehow it shows I don’t follow you but I read your blog all the time that’s weird. I will have to work that out – meanwhile I deeply appreciate you
Once I get moved and settled (hopefully looking at a place this week), I’ll be better able to focus on that. Keep reminding me.
The Lord works in mysterious ways…His wonders to perform! 😀
I will xxx
Cool… yeah I wonder about that. But still, I figure we’re here NOW for some reason… and then eternity waits… at the appointed hour.
Very true. I agree with you totally
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