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This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Muse

W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm


Like a disappearing fish 
or a bird in full flight - 
the muse, 
in an element of her own is jealous of freedom.

She circles close, insistent, 
just below the surface - 
but, when you reach out to catch hold 
without a backward glance she’s gone!

Only on rare occasions 
if you woo her assiduously; - 
right kind of pen, paper she approves of - 
a chair which allows one to forget 
the intrusive flesh.

If the light is right 
and the time 
then, slender as a mosquito 
and as easily brushed aside 
she’ll flirt nearer to inject 
the catalyst sting

Which may find pathway to the tip

of the waiting pen. 
- Margaret Gough 


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