This Much I Know (Poem #19)

There is magic to be found in dusty corners
and forgotten alleyways
and the hard bit to reach behind your sofa.

The quietest voices often have the kindest hearts.

Better to eat chocolate and have weight round your stomach
than never to eat chocolate at all.

Caring takes courage.
Loving takes more.

The best way to learn from your mistakes is not to repeat them.

I’d rather be geeky and fine with it
than cool but uncomfortable.

A cup of tea can heal-
or at least help.

Being alone doesn’t have to be lonely.

Cats are cleverer than they often let on.
So are politicians.

Sometimes, souls need Shakespeare-
and at other times they need the words on the back of a cereal packet.

If you fall off the tightrope,
The best thing to do is to get back on.

There is wonder to be found-
If you keep your eyes open.

I will never know much,
But will always try to learn more.

*****

This week’s poem is inspired by (and steals the title from) a lovely piece by the brilliant Kate Tempest. I can’t find the original online, but if you can afford to pick up a copy of her poetry anthology ‘Hold Your Own’, then you’ll get her version and some other gorgeous wordgems. I’d really recommend it-if you liked this even a tiny bit, then you’ll love her.

Hope you’re all well and happy-wherever your are in the world! It’s sunny in Wales right now, and I’m feeling all the better for it. It’s amazing what a bit of sunshine can do for a gal.

Bye for now,

H xx

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