Red Cushions

Having just freshened the room for summer

Bright new pillows fewer cluttered pieces


And silent

I sit somewhat at peace to see something lovely

Around me

If you can't be here

I will content myself with this

I will tell myself that nothing is amiss

That all is well

That this surely is bliss


  • orchidee

    A fine write Lorna.

    • Lorna

      You are very serious this morning Orchi - I'm worried.

    • dusk arising

      Happiness is after all a frame of mind. So is contentment.

      • Lorna

        You're so right but sometimes they are elusive...........

      • orchidee

        Cooeee! Woof Woof! Still a bit barking mad here! heehee. It's Fido - he never let's me have 'excitement' in case I swoon..

        • Lorna

          That's better...........

          • orchidee

            Oh, why - or how - did I appear serious?! I didn't notice it my self (heehee).

          • Poetic Dan

            Great tune to go with a delightful read, yes when we don't know. Just think positively and hum a little song!

            • Lorna

              Sounds like Walt Disney "Whistle While We Work" .... the mate to that is "Wish Upon a Star" .... sometimes it works Dan....

            • Fay Slimm.

              A taste of summer in a change of decor -what a wonderful idea for a poem and you capture the feel of contentment so well Lorna.

              • Lorna

                Thanks Fay....... resignation brings contentment........ ha

              • Michael Edwards

                Love the poem sad yet - aw heck can't think of the word but you'll know what I mean.

                As for the choice of painting thanks so much for the dedication I feel flattered. However looking at it with an artists eye I have to wonder why the great Picasso put a p***s on her chin. lol

                • Lorna

                  I suspect he didn't like women very much - hmmmm? If he saw them like that??? Modigliani melted them, Picasso disproportioned them - Renoir - now HE loved them!

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Then I'm a Renoir man - must put that on my CV.

                  • Gary Edward Geraci

                    Beautiful write Lorna - your red cushions draws me in for a single lit scented candle, complete silence, and a good spiritual book.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Bliss is always with you Lorna as your words on the page show us.

                    • Lorna

                      Thank you Andy..... It really has to be looked for sometimes as you well know.............

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