Veranda Understanding

 

What have we lost…?

I’ll tell you what we have lost

We’ve lost the Veranda

Public space, private soul view

Our partaking

Across the soft growth of Spring

So longed for

And here, just here

Flowering again

 

In a surprise silence

 

Spotting enmeshed hearts

 

Soothed minds

Now

All somewhat clearer

Whilst surveying history

 

My father and I had some unfinished business

So he took me there

Away, but close

A chance to converge the measure of experience

With the madness of study

Like a shaded magic

Conjuring long overdue balance

In our world of short delights

Of such deafening corrupted noise

To stare out on afternoons that kept evenings at hand

He took me there

To bestow on me friendship again

In books and in bloom

In depth

 

And standing for a rounded, cheerier knowledge

A still expanse on our understanding

Away from the restless

 

A 'Yes' to Learning

To Light

To Love

 

For as we contemplate all that we have lost

The Veranda

The people of wonder

Yesterday

There is this…

This

That today I woke

And again I have the keys

            (for Brian Matthew Monaghan - Love Always)

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