…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menolyrical; Words for Words' Sake


Johnstone River, Far North Queensland

Prompting thoughts of
travels made,
of searching times,
of numbers swapped; 
time which strayed
finding places,
sensing land.
Connecting deep
to history lines,
to spirit hand
welded with the roots below.
Whitened, bleached,
weathered slow,
drowned and dried
'neath that Southern
furnace fried.
Nature weaving, working art,
letting drift
the fishes by;
mosquitoes rife
compete with beetle,
touching ripple ,
eating skin,
dragonflies the surface skim.
Cool, in forest
bright and clear,
such this photo
prompts thoughts dear.

© Yamini Ali MacLean 


  1. Definitely "Nature weaving working art"! :-)

    Thanks for re-doing the link for me. As you suspected, the link in the comment did not work again, so I'm glad you put it in the set-up box. Now I'm going to check my settings to see if I have something checked that is blocking HTML in the comments.


  2. Beautiful poem and beautiful picture
    Just want to take a picnic and sit by that stream and spend the day admiring its beauty
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Wow....so much said, so beautifully!

  4. FOSSIL?????? Was this about our MOM?????

  5. We were thinking the same as Frankie and Ernie!

    1. Hari OM
      Deary me, between you and the Furters what can I say??? The fossil is MY MEMORY!!! &*> Yxx

  6. Oh fantastic....I've found you again. Your posts don't appear on my blog page for some reason but I found this one when I was looking for my draft of yesterday.
    That is a beautiful photo and they are such beautiful words to go with the photo. I wish I was poetic.
    Do I perhaps have to click on somewhere to have your posts show? I am so backward when it comes to computers. xx

  7. P.S. It said I had previously joined this site so then why are your posts not showing on my list of blogger friends? Dearie me, there are so many answers I need to questions I have about computers. : (

    1. Hari OM
      Oh Mimisie I have had this happen to me with a couple of bloggies I had enjoyed following too... have not yet worked out why - I now reach them via the Google Profile pages instead; but you could try putting your email address in for a reminder that way (the little box at bottom left side-bar). Will pop over your way and repeat this message in case you have not been able to get back and see this! Yxx

  8. Yes, when I saw the 'Fossil' title I thought, ah, a science post, Yam is going to come over all palaeontologist on us. But instead, we got a lovely, lovely poem.

  9. Yam
    Bertie cracks us up!! Such a scientist!
    Absolutely lovely poem!!
    Hugs madi and mom

  10. Does the photo match the poem or does the poem match the photo. Hmmm . . . we are still pondering that!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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