The girl with the flaxen hair

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"So I turn'd to the Garden of Love,

That so many sweet flowers bore."  William Blake, 'The Garden of Love'


Smiling through tears, a shape-shifting delight,

She mumbles her prayers, she turns out the light.

Her dreams are protected, by what she believes,

With the rising at dawn, and the turning of leaves.

Artists paint her aura, in deepest periwinkle blue, 

Musicians litter their scores, with minor chords too.

Crying songs, and distant laments, auras of night, 

The scent of patchouli oil, surrounds her, sleeping sprite.

Poets seek her out to explain the sadness of love,

She remains an ambient presence. Above mourning doves

Coo and nightingales sing, but the girl with the flaxen hair

Just twirls her ring, sings to herself, mumbles a prayer,

Hardly believes that she's already there, sitting so quiet, in the garden

Of love, these flowers and bees, are all that she loves.




◄ Inside Out

Lough Gur, Co Limerick ►


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John Marks

Mon 30th Mar 2020 23:20

Thank you Cathy, Brian, Itsjustme, Po and Keith. And yes! that is the word Keith tranquillity. Amidst the chaos let us take a moment to be tranquil.

...we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing? (136-137)
Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

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Mon 30th Mar 2020 21:55

So lovely. Thank you for sharing. I agree with Po. What a treasure we have discovered here on WOL. 💘

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Mon 30th Mar 2020 21:05

Oh! to be back in 'the age of innocence'

Eat your heart out Blake, there is a new kid on the block.
John E Marks

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keith jeffries

Mon 30th Mar 2020 21:02

Words of tranquility.
Thank you for this

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