a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wisdom

in dappled shade the damsels play
avoiding the spear of the midday sun
dogs cool in rolling steams
knowing staying cool is number one

humans toil in hammering sun
thinking it's important 
to get things done
we should mimic the creatures

that have more sense  
work at dawn and dusk
in between 
take care of us

28 comments:

Roses around the door... said...

Good morning Gail, its 7.53am here and I am just having my morning cuppa tea and planning my day a head. I do not have all the answers but for a lime deposit I would cut a lemon in half or quarters if the lime is around taps, dip the lemon in bi carb of soda and rub the lemon on the affected area, if its down the toilet mix up borax substitute with a cider vinegar and leave it overnight down the toilet. Hope this helps :) Have a lovely day.

Sumana Roy said...

"staying cool is number one"...how very true!!...a lovely poem :)

eileeninmd said...

Staying cool and having fun, yes the dogs have the right idea. Love the poem and the damselfly. Have a happy day!

Country Gal said...

I like staying cool and having fun but a bit of sweating is good to lol . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Sandra said...

I love it and I get it ... great job and that first photo is beautiful. could not see the damsel until i enlarged the pic. so crisp and clean and beautiful...

Susan said...

Love. Some places the heat is dangerous. I'm sharing this cautionary fable!

Linda Wildenstein said...

heat induced hibernation is self protection here. if not then the heat kinda zaps your soul...................whew

Jae Rose said...

We can learn a lot from the world around us - if we are humble enough to look and learn - no wonder it will eventually survive us as a species..beautifully observed and written..

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a delightful read :D

G L Meisner said...

So true, the wisdom of nature has been forgotten by many of us.

TexWisGirl said...

:)

rallentanda said...

Reminds me of Gilbert and Sullivan
Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun !

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is so true, I'm sure sometimes animals have more sense than we do.
Lynne x

Karen S. said...

Yes, very pretty poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, the critters are wise! Loved this. I always love coming to your blog and seeing that wonderful brown doggy face looking out at me.

Inger said...

So lovely and wise.

Farm Girl said...

What lovely photos today Gail. Nice poem too.

humbird said...

Ah, love your summer observation, wiry lines of your poem, esp. opening line - my fave. Nice.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Indeed, the creatures have much to teach us. We only need to pay attention and learn.

Gail said...

RALLENTANDA

Any comments I leave on your blog are returned to me. Can someone help me?

alan1704 said...

Life is all about love and care. Taking the time to appreciate the creation around us. Very well captured.

Myrna R. said...

Love this. We have much to learn from the wise creatures.

Mary said...

So true - working at dawn or dusk makes much more sense!! We should rest during the heat of the day.

Grace said...

Staying cool is important ~ I should tell my boss about resting during the day , smiles ~

Hannah said...

Absolutely...wise and I love the post...images and words!

Lynne said...

Lovely . . .
Loved the ease and flow . . .

Lux G. said...

Lovely words are always a joy to read. Thanks for sharing this. :)

Susan Anderson said...

The animals really can be an example to us if we will let them. And a comfort.

=)

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