The Comfort of Nature and Poetry

After yesterday’s post, I felt the need to connect with nature in all her beauty.

I took to the woods with Stan:

Contemplative Stan
Contemplative Stan

From there for a deep cleanse in the sea as the sun was setting.

Soothing Garrarus Beach
Soothing Garrarus Beach

And home to hot juiced apples with cinnamon and, of course, poetry:

Happiness

A state you must dare not enter
with hopes of staying,
quicksand in the marshes, and all
 
the roads leading to a castle
that doesn’t exist.
But there it is, as promised,
 
with its perfect bridge above
the crocodiles,
and its doors forever open.
 

(Stephen Dunn: from Staying Alive, edited by Neil Astley, Bloodaxe Books).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

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