Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Finding the Right Words


on the beach
I watch moonlight
liquid silver
on the waves

Altjiranga mitjina

the eternal ocean of dreams


sea breezes carry away
the last pain of
an impossible love


I will treasure this moment
perfect it in my memory.

Gumusservi (Turkish) moonlight shining on water

Altjiranga mitjina (Aranda, Australia) the timeless dimensions of dreams

Razblyuto (Russian) The feeling for someone once but no longer loved

Ichigo-ichie (Japanese) the practice of treasuring each moment and trying to make it perfect.

Originally posted in October 2006 for Poetry Thursday - theme - Be Inspired by newspapers.

I wrote this poem in response to the article: Lost in Translation G2, Guardian, 9 October 2006. The words from other languages and their definititions are taken from the article.

An earlier poem on this blog was also written in response to a newspaper article - Tarragona Widow. 

And over on Crafty Green Poe4t, I've reposted another old poem, you can read it here

Monday, May 13, 2019

Some photos of Haddington, East Lothian

Haddington is a lovely town just outside Edinburgh. We visited there yesterday with my Dad who was visiting us for the weekend.

We had lovely weather and here are some photos of the town, photos of the park and river will be on my Crafty Green Poet blog tomorrow