Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday Reflection: Time Out

I need only be still,
 and let the day unfold
as it is meant to.




Photo supplied by Ella Wilson

While I normally advocate active navigation of one’s own life, there are days when a time out is called for; days to accept that perfect control is an illusion and to trust that what we did not plan might bring us just what we need at that time.
A quiet bench, a moment of pause and a modicum of faith can still the chatter in our heads and reveal to us a world of possibilities we might otherwise not see.

Poets United has introduced an exciting new feature called 'Reflection' into it's Thursday Think Tank. On the first Thursday of each month, the talented Ellen Wilson will graciously provide us with a photo prompt around which to build a poem. If you find this as much fun as I do, check out other work at the link below!


Utah Photo by Lynette Killam

And if you're up for a real treat, do stop by Ella's Edge and settle in for a great visit...


Las Vegas photo by Lynette Killam


Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Very Zen, Lynette... I dig it!

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Jo said...

I just LOVE it, Lynette. Sorry I haven't commented recently but had problems with certain blogs.(yours being one) I hope this comment uploads and we connect again. Blessings and (((hugs))) Jo

Kay L. Davies said...

Lovely haiku, Lynette, and I'm not at all surprised you had two beautiful shadowy bench shots to post along with the prompt photo! Your archives must be wonderfully well categorized.
Luv — K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tulika Verma said...

beautiful words Lynette! "days to accept that perfect control is an illusion" I agree with that! :)

EG Wow said...

Good advice, Lynette. And lovely shots of benches too.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

great shadow shots!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the haiku.....and the various benches. My sister has one over by her pond that I intend to sit on this summer!

aka Penelope said...

Two different benches overlooking entirely different scenes. But whether in a city such as Las Vegas or nestled by a country road, a seat with a view can inspire awe and allow us to let go.

Martha Z said...

I like your little poem.

Mary said...

Beautiful response!

Ella said...

I love your view, your reflection!
Your photos are wonderful~ Your poem is charming and so true~
Thank you for your kind words; I love your photos and the feeling your words instill! xXx

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Love this

Anna :o]

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


Love the contemplative suggestion within your words.

Have a lovely weekend,
Eileen :)

adrielleroyale said...

It is so true! :)

Marian said...

beautiful. i love the photo prompt! yay!

i stopped by to say this: As Poets United reaches its first anniversary this coming week we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. Your imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.

Mr. Walker said...

A lovely poem - and I know just the bench where you can sit and be still.