"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Listen to the Mustnt's

(Image Source: Pixdaus)

The sun taps on my window.
Hot golden rays play in the garden.

The birds, tired and thirsty hide within the bushes.
How I wish I could bring them inside
and let them rest their hot, dusty wings and take a nap on my bed...

Everything feels slow,
and just like in the dead of Winter, every creature seeks shelter.
Mother Nature is here to remind us of her power and our fragility.

The heat renders me motionless but my mind is wandering, dreaming.  Standing here anything is possible, anything is true...

"Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child.

Listen to the DONT'S

Listen to the SHOULDNT'S


Listen to the NEVER HAVES

Then listen close to me-

Anything can happen child,

ANYTHING can be".

(Shel Silverstein)



  1. How absolutely lovely!!!


  2. Oh, Alina, you have a powerful way with words! I appreciate the poetic take on the heat. It lifts me up!

    Actually, I'm glad to hear from you - I worry about my friends who are farther south than me - I worry that you're all comatose by now!

    I am wafting cool wishes your way.

    Love, me xo

  3. Lovely thoughts. This heat is dreadful, isn't it? I so worry about the poor animals outdoors.

  4. Beautiful...love this Alina..and I love that photo..I feel all dreamy and peaceful now!..gorgeous! Love Shel. S poem too...so cool!
    Hope you are having a happy day..thanks for sparking mine with yoru beautiful posts as always!

  5. Listen to the mustnt's but be open to the anythings...we know where Silverstein's heart is.

  6. Oh, I just escaped our winter for a lusciuos moment, reading your beautiful words...lovely Alina. Hope you are well x

  7. Goodness Alina ~ I can almost feel your heat! I would send you some of our cool rain if I could. That would get you and all the critters cooled off! Rain rain ~ too much rain! :(

    Why does the weather mock us so? Too hot in some places, too cold in others, and too wet still in other places. sigh... we are never happy with the weather are we?

    Hope you are having a Happy Wednesday friend!
    xo Catherine

  8. We have just had some rain here in England overnight, suddenly the air is cooler and everything looks greener. Have a happy day X

  9. Beautiful Alina! Your blog creates such sweet moments of pleasure in a crazy world!
    Have a Wonderful Day!

  10. Welcome back Alina!
    Your friends eagerly await your postings!

  11. Beautiful!! Alina I love reading your posts, they always pick me up and make me smile..thankyouxxx

  12. Precioso! Te mando un abrazo....


  13. Hi Alina..thanks for stopping in with your thoughtful words!yay..glad you came by...yay...hope you have a lovely wkd..and may it be filled with magic and joy...and sparkles in every color!


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