Sunday Sonnet!



How little time within each gifted day,
Distracted by seductive transient thought,
We find a word of gratitude to say
For unearned blessings freely life has brought;
Pre-occupied with matters that decay,
Fixated on pursuit of worldly wares,
Surprisingly we stop in sheer dismay,
When over-burdened with unasked-for cares;
Mere mortals would themselves disquiet save,
Were they upon true values to reflect,
And such that must desert them at the grave,
With hope-inspired confidence reject;
More wholesome be a dose of daily thanks,
Than dividend and interest from the banks.

Β©Meanderings 2018


15 responses to “Sunday Sonnet!

  1. Beautiful image. And words to savour.

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  2. Gratitude and thankfulness, so easy yet often forgotten.

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  3. Beautiful. Have a blessed Sunday

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  4. Odd, I had juxt finished sending my thanks to someone when I saw this post. Avatice didn’t come into it, though.

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  5. I was meditating on this only today, thinking how grateful I am for our abode and our situation. This is a lovely sonnet, with an consistent unforced rhythm. Hugs xx

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    • Thanks Gill! Yes, one can so easily forget the need for gratitude…..especially when things are not going so well…or according to our ‘wishes’. πŸ˜‰ Hugs!

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  6. How lovely, I try to be grateful for the beautiful world around me every day, we do need to open our eyes, and see, and count our blessings, lovely tulip

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  7. I think when you lose something like your hearing or a limb or whatever, you then realise how wonderful it was to have had it.People complain in front of a blind person that they now have to wear glasses…. how blind we all are to others much of the time.Anyway it comes over better in your sonnet.:)xx

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