Make sure everyday is a finding by Geraldine Green

 fr ‘Losing’ Myra Schneider)

..

Finding of socks in drawers

finding of hares and badgers

finding of lost keys

slipped-away memories

finding of rocks on beaches

forgotten Latin phrases

and blue-mooned evenings.

..

Finding of memories in your

……….lost and found mind.

 

Finding…….bus tickets

………………cinema slips

………………betting stubbs

………………tallys

………………keys

………………buckets, spades

..

years of sand in lost and found sandals

………and ‘here’s mud in your eye!’

as you slide down

……………………..the gulleys of childhood

finding your mind in hidden places

………behind sliding panels

………………velour curtains.

..

Finding the magician

………you can be

………………configuring swallows

………………wheeling, darting, around your head.

..

Become Blodeuwedd

becomes a stranger to yourself

become a stag of seven tines

a swallowed acorn, the salmon of knowledge

………bird with no name.

..

Become crying heads to fill

become a black Monday, or

torn away rhino horn.

..

Make sure each day is a finding

..

New moon

slivering sky, a

child’s fingernail.

..

Super moon red, harvested

harvest of squash, seeds and

pumpkins, harvest of thoughts

once hidden

………now emerging.

..

Time to harvest it all.

..

Time to unlock the key

that you are

Robin’s body

that turns the lock

into mornings

of autumn

………its low call,

………calling

………you home.

..

 

Footnote: crying heads to fill fr Migratory, Les Murray

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