Sunday, November 22, 2015

A White Blossom

A tiny moon as small and white as a single jasmine flower
Leans all alone above my window, on night's wintry bower,
Liquid as lime-tree blossom, soft as brilliant water or rain
She shines, the first white love of my youth, passionless and in vain.

I have read another version of this poem, with the last line ending thus...
She shines, the one white love of my youth, which all sin cannot stain. 

D.H. Lawrence   

D H Lawrence is a name well-known among lovers of poetry, but from time to time a classic is in order! The idea of a first love, one that becomes idealised and lives on in your heart forever on a pedestal, is a universal concept that Lawrence sums up splendidly with “the one white love of my youth, which all sin cannot stain.”

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Monday, November 16, 2015

In Solidarity Against Terrorism

The sails of the Sydney Opera House, one of many icons in Australia are illuminated with the blue, white and red colours of the French national solidarity with France.
For all of my dear friends in France, my French friends and neighbours, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peace for Paris icon - Jean Julien

Australia's Parliament House lit in blue, white and red as a show of solidarity for the Paris terror attack victims.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Garden of Dreams

Clouds drift by slowly
In a sky of painted blue
Thoughts turn to dreams
When I think of you
I wish that we had met
In another place in time
For my words shall never hold you
You will always be out of reach
But one day should you need me
Or you have a change of heart
Then come to me by moonlight
In the cool breath of the night
For I shall be waiting for you
In the garden of hope and dreams…

Prose - Dianne Dawes ... ♥
White Daisy Image 
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Flowers Always Bring Happiness...

 A Gerbera Daisy on my kitchen window sill, to my delight it keeps flowering, seven flowers so far.

Three large bouquets, Roses, Daisies and Mini-Carnations. Flowers for my dear elderly neighbour who has just returned from hospital, to bring a little joy into her day ... she loved them. 
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Soft Morning Thoughts...

I thought I sensed your presence
In the first breath of this day
In a dream-like state
I felt the darkness drift away
Like the soft glow of a candle
You light my morning way
Such a warm feeling
That you have passed this way
The memory of your words
Resonate within me still
In my heart they break the silence
Their warmth always will…

Poem - Dianne Dawes...♥
For my dear friend C.B.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Emptiness of Your Silence...

In the quiet of early morning
Before the day has begun
I think of you
And wonder how you are
It has been quite some time
Since I have read your words here
You may not think of me now
But to me, your words
Hold the warmth of morning sunshine
I miss you, I miss your friendship
And hope you will find it in your heart
To return one day
For I find myself lost
In the emptiness of your silence
A feeling of coldness pervades
Where your warmth once was
I search for some comfort
In the memory of your words
For that, it seems
Is all I have of you now…
Wherever you may be
Whether you are alone
Or if you have found love
I hope you are happy
And your life is complete... 

Prose - Dianne Dawes ... ♥
For my dear friend C.B