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

Thursday, August 5, 2010

What do you tell?

(Image Source: Gypsy Moon)

You tell on yourself by the friends you seek,
By the very manner in which you speak,
By the way you employ your leisure time,
By the use you make of dollar and dime.

You tell what you are by the things you wear,
By the spirit in which you burdens bear,
By the kind of things at which you laugh,
By the records you play on the phonograph.

You tell what you are by the way you walk,
By the things of which you delight to talk,
By the manner in which you bear defeat,
By so simple a thing as how you eat.

By the books you choose from the well-filled shelf:
In these ways and more, you tell on yourself.
 (Author Unknown)


  1. Hi Alina...wonderful post..love the poem....and I LOVE that photo..magical!
    Hope you are having a dazzling day!

  2. Everything on your blog has always told me that YOU my dear Alina are a beautiful person. Keep on doing what you do! Lovely poem.

    Have the Happiest of weekends friends,
    xo Catherine

  3. To enter your Caravan is like enter in a sleep or in the country of the fairies...you always take yourself and ' intoxicating ' feeling of peace !!

    Un beso desde España :-))

  4. I LOVE that poem, and the picture is beautiful too!
    Have a great weekend, Sweetie! xo

  5. Oh, I have to think about this one. There's a lot in it to think about. But, what does it mean that I've been reading the Hardy Boys all summer????? Hmmm, still thinking - I can tell that it's going to stick with me through this lovely day! Thank you!!!

    Love, Me xo

  6. Alina, as always I love reading your posts!xxx

  7. Alina, visiting your beautiful blogworld tells me what a sensitive, caring soul you are...one that sees beauty all around her and wishes to share that beauty with others...have a wonderful weekend my dear blog friend x (ooh, I'm a poet)

  8. A lovely poem Alina. I did smile, asking myself, what do my hippy patchwork trousers say about me? XX

  9. Such beautiful words. Thank you for sharing all that you do :0)

  10. Alina ... all so very true ... and the words couldn't be more beautifully written. For they tell much about you for sharing them with all of us! Indeed, you are a beautiful soul ...

  11. the words of the poem ..... how true. thanks for sharing Alina. As always thought provoking. Ciao

  12. Alina, your words are always powerful and soulful. You calm the mind and bring peace. A very beautiful poem. I love the image as well.

    Thank you sweetie for sharing your work.
    Love, Jo.x

  13. Hi - I've popped over from Karen Valentine's design blog. I REALLY love the look of your blog. And I enjoyed the poem, of course agreeing with every line.

  14. Hi Alina...thanks for always sparkling into my day!
    Hope you are shiny and sparkly and enjoying your summer!
    Looove coming here and getting lost in the music and energy always...thankyou for your MAGIC!

  15. Lovely poem... 'you tell on yourself' ...I really like that thought.

  16. Hello there......I found you over at Kiki's......so glad I did. That poem you have posted today is so VERY TRUE ......it is simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing it.



  17. Good morning Alina, so very good thoughts to start the day... and oh yes, everything tells about us!!
    Have a great and blessed weekend,
    maria cecilia


Albert Schweitzer said "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit" I thank you all!