'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

A break from photographs.  Well apart from the prompt for this ditty...

Once upon a time...

a time on up
a tree lived me.
High, high, high 
it was, then, 
the storm before.

shreds to shorn
I am, 
and tumbled,
distant from trunk-home
and safetree.

Care I? 
Jot a knot!
Freedom is there
to dance 
and curl
then on and on,

to merge 
grass with,
to mud 
sink in,
to petrify; 
feeding the Greater I.

(c) Yamini Ali MacLean 2014

A slight re-ordering of one of the 'recycles'...


  1. Very nice - I can't write "short form" stuff at all - everything takes too long to say in my head, and that shows on paper (or screen!)

    Arizona was a great place - but I think I was troubled by the speed and "consumption" of the place - "This way for the best view" kind of thing. A slower pace my have helped - but I'm not sure that would have taken away the feeling that things were being forced onto a landscape so that people could claim ownership. Who knows.

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  2. This is an INTERESTING one..... Love the PICTURE to set the Stage for it.

  3. I think this is true for us as well! Feeding the Greater!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. Yep, I luffs this one as well
    But, I would want to bring that bit of tree in to the house and shred it on the sitting room floor!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Very nice. Round and round, like the wheels on the bus.

  6. Lovely poem. We are sorry to see that your email was hacked. What a nightmare!

  7. It's great and it says a lot between the lines. Godd one!
    easy rider

  8. I've been collecting these! Lovely poem.
    I took one to the kid's wedding last year, they put JM loves SS and stuck it on a tree! So cute!


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