All Things Considered

All Things Considered

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

i do not know
if bamboo wind chimes
ward off evil spirits
maybe they do
.
or whether they entice
souls of the departed
to revisit their loved ones
all things considered
.
but as i sit in this garden
with a light breeze blowing
on a true blue sky day
in blistering heat
i hear music
.
there is something so
satisfying in the gentleness
of that subtle hollow sound
of canes clacking softly
while suspended from a
beam on our deck
.
close your weary lids 
take a long deep breath
be still and hear nature's notes
her unique playful
composing
.
imagine being in Bali
barefoot and fancy free
beside the mountains
far, far away where all
concerns are going, going,
gone
.
wind stirs in strands
of uncombed holiday hair
not a care in the world
drift in thought flight
all is well, all is peace
.


 





 

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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When movement is restrained, the mind can still fly away, to a distant, far off land, to an exotic destination of choice. Indeed, it comes to one almost as an epiphany, a true holiday is in the mind. One could be on a secluded island in the middle of an ocean and yet not at peace. Loved this flight to Bali. Full of nature’s notes and the realisation of life’s great blessings.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thought flight can take you to so many places that you might otherwise not visit. You do need to be .. read more
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Its always a pleasure to read you...



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All things considered
I like those thought
flights indeed..you paint
such a carefree serenity
where all is right. with
the world..with the
wind chimes lending
harmony..nice work



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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Nice to let your mind drift when in the garden Fran Marie. I appreciate your visit. Many thank yous... read more

I love the sound of wind chimes & I smile at the thought of uncombed holiday hair.. in fact, there is so much here to like.. I am tempted to just go fetch me hammock, mix a Margareta and chill ..

Neville :)

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Neville

1 Month Ago


lawn above, rye on a day like thistle :)
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

I thought you might seed it that way:))
Neville

1 Month Ago

I am mossed grateful to ya..
we have the same cane sound enjoying our breeze
This exotic trip sounds awfully nice but the nicest thing about it is (IMO) not having to go through the hassle of the real thing when our own back yards are so enjoyable
he thought

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Dave please accept my apologies for my tardy reply. I do agree gettng to a destination can be s.. read more
I love this style of free verse, so passionate, so colorful, and nostalgic. The details describe nature in all its mellow glory. Beautifully done.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Your review is so thoughtful. Thank you for your kindness. I am pleased you enjoyed this poem. I did.. read more
Wind Chimes and warm climes... the heart is enthralled with the call of a Whippoorwill...
Time stands still as I recall the song of a Seagull... Be blessed dear Chris and linger in Bali barefoot with wind in your tangled hair.
tenderly, Pat

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Pat for this lovely review. I do confess I lingered there quite a while. I am very fo.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

Hi Chris... I recently bought some Copper wind chimes with a Glass Blue Bird at the Top. It remains.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

How lovely that you also have a wind chime Pat. Especially with a little glass blue bird at the top.. read more
What a restful and beautiful offering this is. I was transported to peacock backed chairs, bamboo and rattan furniture sitting on a deck overlooking the ocean. I actually have a bamboo chime hanging in my living room. It's a Chinese Junk boat. The sails, body and chimes are all made from bamboo. I bought it at an indoor flea market years ago for five bucks I think. I love all things nautical. This was a great poem and one of my favorites from you. F.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Your bamboo junk boat chimes were a bargain Fabian. I do love wind chimes on a light breeze day part.. read more
A very interesting question about wind chimes. Now it got me involved in seeking answers. While I was thinking what could be the answers, the write diverted me to Bali.
Ahh love the line "and hear nature's notes
her unique playful
composing"
I can actually hear them through the write.
Love it!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you moog-drika. Bamboo wind chimes are so restful when there is a light summer breeze. The fol.. read more
Chris, your poem illustrates the how the mind can travel with our feet planted, even to other continents. This is not only a good poem but a journey condensed into a few poetic verses. And, I love wind chimes, especially before a storm, when the sky falls and turns violet. Such wondrous music and captured so well here.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Wind chimes are great Robert. I like both the bamboo and the metal ones. The bamboo type though are .. read more
R.E. Ray

1 Month Ago

You're welcome. My pleasure, always.
When movement is restrained, the mind can still fly away, to a distant, far off land, to an exotic destination of choice. Indeed, it comes to one almost as an epiphany, a true holiday is in the mind. One could be on a secluded island in the middle of an ocean and yet not at peace. Loved this flight to Bali. Full of nature’s notes and the realisation of life’s great blessings.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thought flight can take you to so many places that you might otherwise not visit. You do need to be .. read more
Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Its always a pleasure to read you...

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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