Creative Writing Saturday

My Life Has Been The Poem

My life has been the poem
I would have writ,
But I could not both live
and utter it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Creative Writing Saturday

Lotus Blossom in the Lily Pool

Lotus Blossom in the Lily Pool (Photo credit: waynedchang)

On the day when the lotus bloomed, alas, my mind was straying,
and I knew it not. My basket was empty and the flower remained unheeded.

Only now and again a sadness fell upon me, and I started up from my dream
and felt a sweet trace of a strange fragrance in the south wind.

That vague sweetness made my heart ache with longing and it seemed to me
that is was the eager breath of the summer seeking for its completion.

I knew not then that it was so near, that it was mine,
and that this perfect sweetness had blossomed in the depth of my own heart.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Quote Tuesday

When I say be creative,
I don’t mean
you should all go
and become great painters 
and great poets.

I simply mean
let your life
be a painting, 
let your life
be a poem.

Blessings, lydia