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    Penny Claringbull

    I came across this poem by Antonio Machado, which resonated with me when thinking about fears:

    “Last night as I was sleeping
    I dreamt—marvelous error!—
    that I had a beehive
    here inside my heart.
    And the golden bees
    were making white combs
    and sweet honey
    from my old failures.


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide



    Jo Rhodes

    That is beautiful.. it reminded me of a poem from a guy I know Pete.. his blog is called ‘Holy bloke’ and worth a look – mindful poetry from a bhuddist perspective 🙂

    Don’t keep your failures to yourself

    Don’t keep your failures to yourself:
    you and they will get lonely.
    Share them with those who will listen,
    then you and they can transform into joy.
    Enjoy your failures as they appear:
    like waves approaching the shore,
    emerging perfectly formed from the sea;
    like the moon emerging from behind a cloud,
    illuminating a golden road across the sea.
    Celebrate the perfection of your failures
    as heartily as your more mundane triumphs,
    and then you will double and redouble
    the joy you bring into the world.

    Can’t find the poem on his website.. but I wrote a blog about it after badly neglecting our garden one year so copied it off that!





    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Love it. thank you for sharing!


    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide

    So good!


    Eunita L

    Both poems are a gift!  Thank you both @pennyclaringbull and @stuffjolikes!  I love them.  And bonus thank you for the link to the Holybloke poetry.  I love dicovering authors who have the courage to post their work!  Pete has a way with words!


    Catherine Fox

    Really appreciating these, especially the idea of transmuting fears to joy! thanks 😀


    Lisa R

    Ah wow, just came across this! So beautiful. Thank you. I’m going to write this down somewhere…


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