Thursday, 17 November 2016

tuck me in



oh look!  there's a lovely copse of bushes,
that i think i’ll just duck into and lie down under,
and pull the leafy covers over my head

mother earth can tuck me in with shushing
green breezes and cast a child-spell upon me –
and grant me storybook dreams of a nice world
where ordinary people know right from wrong,
and good guys from bad guys . . .
and kindness from cruelty

i’ll just slip away, if you don’t mind . . .  and rest my
heavy head and broken heart between the earth and sky
curled up in a woebegone ball, in a gracious, peaceful place

and hold my breath ... and wait … for the meanness to pass by 

photo:  A Lovely Copse of Bushes – W. Bourke

© 2016 Wendy Bourke 

22 comments:

  1. I will go along with you and inhale the peace and kindness of the place ~ Total madness out there Wendy ~ Have a good week ~

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  2. I could slip away like that ALL the time. Thanks for letting me do that with you.

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  3. It does look like a perfect place to slip away for respite. Beautiful photo and poem.

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  4. I feel this way sometime as well. It would be nice to find such a place where one could be surrounded by peaceful and fragrant green, a place where one could dream of a wonderful world filled with kind people. And yes, perhaps if one dreamed (and prayed) enough, this would really, REALLY happen! I liked this poetic journey, Wendy.

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  5. Would want to be 'lost' in such wonderful surroundings and savor peacefulness.

    Hank

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  6. I love the idea of each of us having a safe haven, one where we can go "and wait … for the meanness to pass by" Beautifully penned 💖


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  7. with shushing
    green breezes and cast a child-spell upon me – lovely! We all need that space, don't we.

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  8. Wish we all had a healing space, be it Nature or anything "and hold my breath ... and wait … for the meanness to pass by"...

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  9. I think in the circumstances being tucked into the better things of this world is a very good idea - though i sense the wait might be quite some time..

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  10. lovely words and embracing thoughts. i too, wish to do the same and hope for the same. there is a 'sadness' that is pervasive in all of Earth and hopefully the spirit of the Universe will come to enlighten our kind

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  11. "cast a child-spell upon me"
    Yes! Dear poet! Remind us to turn to Mother Earth who has always had to wait "for the meanness to pass by."

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  12. I think I would like to go with you, have mother earth tuck me in so I can dream of a better world.

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  13. The way the world has turned I feel like you, though in reality I think it's turning now... I hope it's turning.

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  14. The moment has come when dark and light are battling for ascension. I too find my solace in the green places. I love this beautiful poem. We are in for some very hard years....years we never expected in North America.

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  15. if you slip under there you will be surprised how many are already there taking in the respite

    Happy Sunday to you

    much love...

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  16. Thank you I have had many of these (copse) places in my life. My sister and I were just talking about, when we were young, the bamboo patch, that we had carved away, for a place... so we could run away to. She did once. The rest of the time we all(5 kids) would use it to play Pirates and Buccaneers :-)
    We all continue to emerge as the acceptance and models of good will.
    ZQ

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    1. Much like my childhood. To this day, when I see little copse of bushes (so perfect for a storybook imagining) it beckons to me, still. Ah me ... sigh ... life used to be so lovely and simple and pure.

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  17. You penned so well my heartfelt feelings these days. I would love to find a place to curl up and melt away... bkm

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  18. What a beautiful sad powm. There have been a number of times in my life I have felt this. Let's hope we can always find that bush to hide under.

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  19. An enjoyable read here I think. Love the photo too. our closing line is so apt in ourr hectic world.

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