Thursday, February 24, 2022

Thoughts for the day

 Still in bed at 8.25, reading poems in the anthology BEING ALIVE, the sequel to STAYING ALIVE.

Here’s the poem for today:

That’s what I’m aiming to do - not taxing my life with forethought of grief.

I will get up and paint, and then go to Sheffield and do some errands, hoping there’ll be time to go to see an art exhibition as well.

Meanwhile in the back of my mind run thoughts of a Ukrainian friend and her son in Kyiv. 

And also the thought that nuclear weapons are not just obscene, they’re a waste of money. 


marmee said...

Love the : forethought of grief ! So describes what we tend to do. Trying to find something from Wendell Berry you quoted previously and I had wanted to save. I and my family have been talking about the time when the people of Ukraine spent weeks in the streets , struggling, suffering to bring about democracy. And now here we are. I suddenly remembered : Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears. ( wordsworth)

Sue Hepworth said...

‘Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears’ is a wonderful quote. Thank you, Marmee.

I think this is the only Wendell Berry poem I know so I must have shared it with you before.