the scene,

so restful

on eyes, mind, and soul

Balancing desire

between heat and cold

never feeling old



for merely





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22 responses to “Green

  1. green
    without envy
    is simply

  2. thanks
    that you appreciated
    sincerely given
    but i have to say
    i am not a poet
    i just prefer
    writing this way
    maybe because
    i prefer reading
    one sweep down
    rather than moving
    my eyes
    left and right
    i don’t know
    what is this called
    but for sure
    i don’t turn
    green with envy
    to those
    who follows
    and formality
    and yes
    i am

  3. between heat and cold

    never feeling old

    love those lines!

    • So many people have negative associations with green (envy, bad luck, money) but I love the color and surround myself with it. I knew of an eye surgeon in London who always sent his patients to the countryside for 1 week before operating on their retinas because, he said, green relaxes the nerves at the back of the eye, and he wanted their eye-nerves to be as relaxed as possible before surgery; when they followed his advice, he got better results. Amazing, isn’t it?

  4. thoughtsnotlost

    Great job! I think it’s wonderful how color can inspire. Thank you for the kind words on my blog as well. I have two new posts up if you’d like to check them out. Have a great Sunday!

  5. Green and Red are my mom’s FAVORITE colors… whenever she sends me traditional attire from India, they HAVE to be in either red, or green, or both!!! Earlier, I used to get annoyed.. but now, I just smile ๐Ÿ™‚
    And this lovely, FRESH and peaceful piece totally reminded me of my closet full of the green stuff ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing this, Cindy… the image is BEAUTIFUL!!!

    • That’s so funny. We Moms do the most aggravating things for our daughters, just because we love them.
      I’m sure my daughter TOTALLY understands. ๐Ÿ™‚
      The image is of a small palm that grows on my patio garden. I just happened to be there one morning when a new frond was uncurling, and I took this photo after watering, so it looks like dew. Unplanned, just a lucky shot, I guess. I love the curves and textures of nature.

    • I just read your comment to my sweetheart. He had a good laugh too.

  6. Green has the most amazing effect on my soul…when I have a day that’s not going so well, I know I can just go out into nature and it soothes my mind….like Kavita’s mom, red is also my favourite color but I love green….Your poem and picture is so peaceful and soothing to the heart, soul and eyes. Thanks my friend xxxx

    • After living in England for 17 years, I came to central California where everything that should be green was either gold, beige, white or grey. That first summer reached 114 degrees and very little stayed green!! The greens that did survive the harsh sun were hard, sharp and tough greens, not the gentle, soft greens I knew from the moors. I really missed my England green. Then my sweetheart taught me to play golf… At last – I could spend four heaven-sent hours walking amidst green, hitting a little white ball that shone against the green with such sweetness. I was happy. Nine years later I still play and still enjoy the course around me as much as I do hitting that sweet little ball. Thanks for your lovely comments. XXOO

  7. This has a touch of whimsy in the reading and the photograph was perfect. Loved it.


    • Thanks, Pearl. I took a simple close-up of a sago palm frond that happened to be unfurling on my patio. The perfection was more in the luck that I just happened to see it before it was too far gone. Glad you enjoyed it.

  8. Chloe

    Wow – I am in awe at your photograph!! It’s amazing!! xx

    • Thanks Chloe! I only have a cheap Canon digital, so I can’t take close-ups as close as this photo appears to be. I took the shot about 4 feet away, then used the crop facility on Microsoft Windows Picture Manager to zoom in closer. When you don’t have the funds to spend on fancy cameras and programs, you find all sorts of ways to do things!! A real photographer would probably cringe at my methods. Oh well, just like golf, an ugly swing doesn’t matter if you get the ball in the hole. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Chloe

        I totally agree with you – it does not matter how you get there in order to achieve the end product. I mean, you should see me in the kitchen – such a mess but the food is “usually” edible! ๐Ÿ˜€ You’re helping inspire me to brush the dust off my own little cheap digital, as I’ve always wanted to spend more time taking pics xx

        • It always gives me a thrill when someone receives inspiration from another – the word inspire means to breath in – a life sustaining act that shares air, ideas, energy. What you take in is a gift, what you expel is also a gift – for someone else. Like paying it forward, backward, and sideways all at the same time. I can’t wait to see what you discover with that dusty camera!!

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