Our 2nd Lockdown/Isolation of 6 weeks started a few days ago, and I’m afraid my anxiety levels did soar…. but I had a little project to do for a friend’s new abode. To make a house name sign, called “Serenity”…. Anyhow when I started, I was feeling quite ordinary, physically weak and shaky, but as I progressed with the project, as the name suggests, ‘serenity’, with each passing day, I was gradually becoming more settled and calmer. this morning after applying the 5th coat of ‘sun yellow’ lettering onto the ‘deep ocean’ colour background, I was happily pleased with my finished piece of craftsmanship. The task was both, enjoyable and relaxing. Then I wrote this little serene poem…. Now I must say the “Serenity” name plaque does look handsome on my verandah wall !!
Serenity, a Sign of the Times
Serenity lives high in the trees
Swims freely in warm seas
Serenity glides on a soft breeze
Hovers among our gentle bees
Serenity’s now a forgotten rhyme
A fading sign of the times
Serenity now adorns my verandah wall
A gathering light, my evening shawl
Ivor Steven (c) August 2020.