I think it’s time to take our mind of all the desperately worrying and upsetting news, even if just for a moment or two. I am suspending my normal blog writing for the moment and posting some of my poetry instead. I think we all have media fatigue – and whilst there is a need to be updated and follow guidelines, we need a break! Dare I say, even some of the copious postings about lockdown activities are getting a bit tedious!
Last evening when we stood outside our door clapping and rattling the saucepan lids it was wonderfully inspiring and showed human nature at its best; it was heartwarming and helps us all feel connected.
Just for while though, let me lead you through a golden meadow, full of flowers, and light (and some different pots!).
Rattling the Pots
If I had a gypsy caravan
I’d paint it blue and white,
And set it in a meadow
Full of flowers and light.
I’d stand where the old traveller stood
Within the patterned door,
Lay my hand upon the polished wood,
Rattle the pots once more.
I’d climb upon the cosy bed,
Lay on the covers of lace,
And imagine the sound of the creaking wheels
As they rolled from place to place.
And I would dream of a forgotten time
Where there would be paths still free to roam,
With undiscovered hills to climb,
And wherever I stopped was home.
(c) Lyn Halvorsen
Let us look forward to the time when we can roam free again…..