living in the now,
stop and take a moment
to rest one’s wings
the duck rests
when the moment allows,
creative thought flows
be still and breathe
in the rare stillness of time,
the duck is being
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
Gabrielle Bryden writes a poem about taking time out to smell the duck poo, hahahahaha, haiku, Im going insane in the membrane, lifes a bitch and then you die, series of haiku on living in the now, youll be dead before you know it so why are you so busy doing stuff you hate with people you cant stand
August 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm
Brilliant concept of ‘smelling time’!
August 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm
glad you like it 🙂 and thanks for stopping by and commenting – always good to see a new ‘face’
August 7, 2014 at 2:44 am
She looks to be meditating about ‘this’ moment in time….a fine verse.
August 14, 2014 at 12:59 pm
not sure what she was doing Charles 🙂 but she sure looks relaxed with her ducky mates
August 7, 2014 at 10:09 am
The last line reminds me of advice from a friend, to ‘be less of a human doing and more of a human being.” I try, but she has it down…. so has the duck- down I mean.
August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm
hahaha good advice Stafford 🙂
August 10, 2014 at 4:27 am
I was watching ducks today and they are very much in the moment aren’t they?
they are Juliet – I suppose you have to be when you are so tasty to so many predators 😉 #alert
August 11, 2014 at 8:42 pm
Gosh, Gabe – Tessa’s growing up. She looks so much like you. 🙂
August 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm
thanks bb 🙂 she is going to be very tall (much taller than me and I’m not short)
August 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm
Nice! I liked that you used the duck instead of the expected roses to express this message. Unusual and unforgettable. =)
August 20, 2014 at 9:10 am
thanks redgladiola 🙂
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