Walk, wander, wonder
Take a walk…..
This poem came from our “tell us your story” initiative (follow the link if you have an account, a prayer, a poem, a meditation you would like to share)
It was written in the spring and clearly belongs to that moment – the pubs are open again now – but the thought of simply taking a walk, the value of that personal experience of nature remains and we hope so much that it will continue to be appreciated for the wonder it offers
Birds are zealously chirping
Is there less pollution in the air?
While we are inside
Complaining, it's not fair
Walk near a brook
Surrounded by trees
A peacefulness on this trail
No reminder of disease
Pubs are closed
And I'm not missing
The crowded bars for a drink
Or a stillness, to hear oneself think
Divorced from the frenzy of having to rush around
The inner voice can reach
Without the drowning of distraction sound
What brings comfort now? What don't we want back?
What seemed so pivotal then?
But is not the thing we lack?
Out of the comfort zone
In the unknown laid bare
A resurgance of a higher consciousness
A call to be spiritually aware
I've always written, for as long as I can remember. Only in recent years did I begin sharing my poetry and I've just started as a performance poet too, performing at various venues around Nottingham, at Light night, for example. E Georgeou
Many thanks to Eleni for her poem, c. E Georgeou 2020
Images: c. G MacLellan