August was a month of normalisation: a time to take a breath after an exciting few months of family visits and travel. School begins, routines kick back in, space to gawk at familiar places and wonders. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: August 2019”
“Darling, when you run tomorrow morning, see if you can find this?” came this request as he pushed his computer in front of my nose. Peering at his photograph of what looked like a sweet bun nestled among leaves, I looked enquiringly at him as Loving Husband explained that he chanced upon this curiosity, stark against the dark of foliage, made even more interesting in the twilight hour of his run in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. “I want to know what it looks like now” he explained. Continue reading “little surprising treasures”
In these dark rooms where I live out empty days,
I wander round and round
trying to find the windows.
It will be a great relief when a window opens.
But the windows aren’t there to be found –
or at least I can’t find them.
Perhaps the light will prove another tyranny.
Who knows what new things it will expose?
“The Windows” by C P Cavafy, 1903
Thinking a lot about health: too many Friends & Family seems to be struck with ailments and illnesses. To be in the pink of health is not taken lightly or for granted. I am grateful for each day I wake up well. And for the time I get to spend with those close to me. Continue reading “Relishing the Pink”
It is finished.
I posted my final poem for the month of April for Singapore Poetry Writing Month. It has been a crazy rollercoaster ride, and I’ve missed you all! I have been tempted to peek in every now and again but have tried very hard to stay focused on writing that one poem every day. My goal was to use a poetic form for every poem attempted; I am happy to report I managed to do just that. I wasn’t able to fulfil all 30 prompts, but on days I was too befuddled, I settled for a NoPrompt poem. 30 days 30 poems. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: April 2019”
Are you prone to daydreaming? Apparently this is a strong indicator that you have an active and well-equipped brain! Well, if only my teachers had known this I would have been commended instead of chastised when my attention wandered.
Are you a daydreamer?