Peace in a busy technological world

Hush now

The storm has passed
leaving behind
a kind of soft saturated wildness
in the air
on the leaves
in the sky where the clouds,
seeming unsure as to their purpose
or their colour,
melt along the horizon
to reveal the blue, blue
age of day.

Hush now

Go to your windows and open them
walk along your path and breathe
open your heart and smile
turn off your tech and feel the clean air
smell the mulch
taste the abscence of rain
and watch as one after the other
creatures fly about, crawl about
under the blue, blue
age of day.

Hush now

Live in these moments
breathe the peace
stretch your mind and your body
reach up, reach down
reach all around. Now,
watch as those whisps of breath
drift to the trees
to the earth
and up to the blue, blue sky
to create the rain of tomorrow’s peace
for the coming new age of day.

Hush now

Changing times

My laptop is working again, but I’m not sure how long it’ll last so at some point I’ll need to buy a new one.

Apart from the laptop being busted I think I have been too. I know I’ve done this before but I’m doing it again and deleting my social media accounts. Facebook went in January and today I’m deleting my Twitter and Instagram accounts.

I don’t spend much time interacting on those platforms apart from the occasional poem on Twitter and uploading photos of what I’m reading or just general stuff including some of my writings to Instagram. I spend more time scrolling life away and not connecting with folk as I’m not all that good with the social side of things so it’s time for them to go.

This of course means I’ll have more time to spend here on WordPress, or at least that’s the plan.

Thanks for your continued support.

😀

Morse code

Yesterday the weather was lovely so I went for a walk around the village green. Unfortunately my phone will not send the photos to my laptop via bluetooth. Both machines are old technology, although 5 plus years in my view isn’t old, and certainly need to be swapped for newer models.

Technology moves much too fast! I don’t like to use the WordPress app on my phone as the thing keeps freezing and the app is fiddly anyhow so I sent them to my Instagram account, which is easier to use, along with a short video of birdsong if you fancy having a gander.

I managed to write four short poems three of which will be for my next book and one I’ll put here as it concerns the fixation we have with our phones plus it made me smile in a “flipping doodles you’re supposed to be out walking with your dog” kind of way while I was watching the person and also writing it 🙂

Morse code

Dog walker
your eyes
hugging that screen
while your free hand is
text, text, texting

Dog stops and sniffs

A momentary glance
behind as you are pulled back to reality
then more hugging and
text, text, texting

Dog lifts a leg
to leave his own message

Dash – dot – dot – splash!