Kat’s Eye #08 – Leafy-With-Love

Canal Bank Walk

Leafy-with-love banks and the green waters of the canal

Pouring redemption for me, that I do

The will of God, wallow in the habitual, the banal,

Grow with nature again as before I grew.

The bright stick trapped, the breeze adding a third

Party to the couple kissing on an old seat,

And a bird gathering materials for the nest for the Word

Eloquently new and abandoned to its delirious beat.

O unworn world enrapture me, encapture me in a web

Of fabulous grass and eternal voices by a beech,

Feed the gaping need of my senses, give me ad lib

To pray unselfconsciously with overflowing speech

For this soul needs to be honoured with a new dress woven

From green and blue things and arguments that cannot be proven.

Patrick Kavanagh



Taken with the OH’s iPhone as we walked the dogs yesterday.

The greens of the river reminded me of one of my favourite poems and tempted me to take more non black & white photos…



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Today Lynn nudged us with the word “Jealousy“.

I’m not on form today, I think!


seeing you with him

      touching him

                   kissing him

drives me insane

      you were mine

before you were my

       brother’s wife

“I’m not jealous! She’s welcome to him…” croaked through hot tears as she opened the second bottle…


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Today Lynn gave us the nudge “Obsession“.

When I think of obsession, in regard to love or romance, I am drawn to the dark side, (but then again, I live quite a fair share of my life on the dark side, so no surprises there!)

I had fun with this edit though; I wanted to really capture and portray the compulsive, manic nature of obsession. In doing so, I might have stretched Lynn’s rules… sorry Lynn!




I had a second edit which I really like too; a softer version, but I hope it still has a slightly sinister feeling of a woman being watched and perhaps hunted…

(And yes… you can see where I bite my lip in the photo!)





Looking forward to our next nudge!



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Love Yourself Challenge #13


So many poems have meanings for me…

I have just spent a lovely 20 minutes sitting on my sofa flicking through some of the poetry books that weigh down the shelves of my bookcase and decided I had to settle on something from Wendy Cope…

It was hard to chose only one, but this poem has always resonated with me, probably because it reminds me of meeting the OH that night on the bridge.


(He buys me all my poetry books… one I bought for myself was “Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis” by Wendy Cope – he didn’t know, so I now have two editions on my shelf!)



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