Alexander Averin

Sunday 20 April 2014

Easter Musings

Finland 1968

Easter Musings 2014

I prefer back views, they leave much to the
imagination; we can only dream what
their expressions were on that hopeful day
back in the sixties when you and I were
not yet born, nor even dreamed of in some
fashion.  Our souls did not exist on Earth,
knew nothing of the storms that might one day
befall us on such a seemingly timeless,
future springtime day.  Now, in the noughties ,
very much alive, we can’t ignore the
bleak precipitations but we huddle
beside the grey and uni-coloured folk
beneath the darkened silvery birches
under umbrellas together.  Sometimes
all we can do is unleash balloons in
colours of the rainbow to be a kind
of  sixties prayer, a plea for comradeship and peace
for all the peoples of the world to see.

Cait O’Connor

This is another Magpie Tale.
Other can be found here


Anonymous said...

Ah, such wonderful thoughts really well written! Really enjoyed this!

Kathe W. said...

very insightful.

Charleen said...

I think Kathe W. said it best. "Very insightful." Happy Easter!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Your poem reminds me of the blessings a comma brings. A moment to take a breath and just be, just look, just notice.

Fabulous poem. Thank you!

My Magpie Tales Poem may be found here.

Leovi said...

Delicious words for peace in the world! Happy Easter!

Stafford Ray said...

Lovely sentiments Cait.

Natašek said...

dreams the dreamt when we weren't even here...and what may have become of them. lovely.

Jinksy said...

a plea for comradeship and peace
for all the peoples of the world to see.

And we need that today as much as ever... You mused well...

humbird said...

Love the storyteller voice~ so thoughtful poem ~ peace and love xx

Truedessa said...

I like the symbolism of the balloons..I once let balloons
fly at a funeral..everyone made a wish and released the balloons heavenward..a peaceful moment..

Belva Rae Staples said...

Lovely thoughts expressed here.

Helena said...

I sure do like the sound of that 60's prayer. What an incredible piece, Cait. It's so warming to read!

Anonymous said...

Nice lilting wistful expression

Susan Anderson said...

I had some of these feelings when I first looked at the image, but I didn't feel like putting the effort in to going there. I'm glad you did. Well done.


Tess Kincaid said...

A kind of sixties prayer...I love that...beautiful write Cait...

hedgewitch said...

A great sense of timelessness to this--and a mood of reflection, told with simplicity but depth--my favorite image is of the present huddling within the personality of the past--really a striking image, and the ending seems like one of those colored balloons, meant to rise and carry on the wind.

Irish Eyes said...

As always Cáit, a visit to your blog is a joy. Love it, and as Kathe W said, very insightful.

Sarah said...

I like the sense of time in this. The tension between the past and the present.

~T~ said...

Interesting musings!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

What an evocative photo and so well accompanied by your words.
Your photos and musings are wonderful.
Thanks for stopping by my blog...hello from across the sea!