Happy New Year

I am in Auburn again, and have been doing my daily walks around the town each day. This has had me thinking about the paths we take (that old metaphor of life as a journey), and how to spice things up in little ways. So for the New Year I thought I would send out a poem on this theme (a long time favourite of mine) and some photos to wish you surprises and unexpected pleasure in the coming year.

What If This Road

What if this road, that has held no surprises
these many years, decided not to go
home after all; what if it could turn
left or right with no more ado
than a kite-tail? What if its tarry skin
were like a long, supple bolt of cloth,
that is shaken and rolled out, and takes
a new shape from the contours beneath?
And if it chose to lay itself down
in a new way; around a blind corner,
across hills you must climb without knowing
what’s on the other side; who would not hanker
to be going, at all risks? Who wants to know
a story’s end, or where a road will go?

~ Sheenagh Pugh ~


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2 Responses to Happy New Year

  1. nicola m page says:

    That magpie is on it’s own track across the stubble, left by a vehicle for just that purpose 🙂 Happy New Year to you and Rick too

  2. Well that is true! I couldn’t really see the picture properly when I posted it, so hadn’t actually noticed. I took the picture looking into the sun too, and it was hard enough gauge whether the bird would even show up, so what a bonus to have a track as well. Thanks for your encouragement and friendship once again Nicky, and here’s to a great new year for you and us all… xxx

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