Quote and Relaxation Poem

‘Spring’ by Calm Pond

Why, pray tell

O Earth mother

this plague of insects

in my humble rooms?


Is it the end of

the dormant winter

the long sleep

everything suddenly alive?


And I, too, I suppose

with my desperate scrawl

in the dead of night

am awakening


Each year, a new

re birth, a new life:

a coming again.

Hope, at last


A quote from T.S. Eliot’s East Coker:

‘I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope

For hope would be hope for the wrong thing:

Wait without love, for love would be love for the wrong thing:

There is yet faith.

But the faith, and the love, and the hope are all in the waiting.

Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:

So the darkness shall be the light

And the stillness the dancing.


For the love of poetry, and all the truth and beauty it brings to life,


Calm Pond


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