Poetry Challenge Week 11

Welcome to week 11 of my challenge to read at least one poem a week during 2023. I’m actually averaging well over one poem a week so it feels nice to be an over-achiever for once 😃😃

This week I’ve finished reading ‘these are the words‘ by Nikita Gill and for my chosen poem this week, I’ve picked this one which again, is about the fact that we are good enough.

Every Day

Is not an opportunity to improve yourself.
Some days are just there for you to accept yourself
and look at the clouds.
This too is growth.
This too is rising.
The flowers do it everyday
and make the world more beautiful
just by being there.

So do you.

Rest today.
There is tomorrow.

Nikita Gill

This has echoes for me of the bible passage where Jesus talks about the lilies in the field and that also is about not worrying too much over things. I hope that everyone can find some time to just rest and look at the clouds today.


Poetry Reading Challenge – Week 6

Week 6 of my poetry challenge and I’m definitely getting to like the routine of just picking up a book of poems and reading for a few minutes. I discovered this beautiful book on my shelves and can’t believe that it’s just been sitting there for years. As it’s February, it seemed like an excellent choice for a month that includes Valentine’s Day.

This fairly unromantic poem for St Valentine’s day made me smile.

My heart has made its mind up
And I’m afraid it’s you
Whatever you’ve got lined up
My heart has made its mind up
And if you can’t be signed up
This year, next year will do
My heart has made its mind up
And I’m afraid it’s you

Wendy Cope

Hope you like the poem too. See you next week for week 7 💗💗