Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dissolution of a New Year Resolution

My good intentions
fall woeful
by the wayside;
here a hope, there a plan,
and suddenly
it's 5am

And I am anywhere
but here
and the birds have begun
to chirp
and the sky begins
to lighten

And I am a traveller
on a new dirt road
with a blue blue sky
and no alibi;

and only my good intentions
to stand me by.

© Shaista Tayabali, 2012
Do you make New Year Resolutions? One of mine was to sleep early, respectably early. But how? There are books to be read, and curling up at night to read is a source of great comfort and pleasure to me. So the other resolution. To be a better human being. I shall try my best with that one.
Image prompt at bluebell books

12 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Shaista, so happy to see you posting. I was missing you. The blue of the photo is amazing, is it not? I love your poem, but I have to tell you, you are such a radiantly lovely human being already, I dont know how you could be any better than you already are. I hear you on the reading in bed - my greatest pleasure, too. Read on, fellow traveler!

Cait O'Connor said...

LOVE the poem and the pic, thanks for both.

Shaista said...

Aw Sherry thanks for the sweet compliment but there's always an infinite room for improvement. Especially if you have straight talking brothers who tell you so ;)
I didn't post much on my travels - too busy being enthralled by my nephew!

Wander said...

I very much loved the poem, good immagry...

http://wanderwithoutbeinglost.blogspot.com/2012/01/its-only.html

Marbles in My Pocket said...

I read every night when I go to bed. It is, without a doubt, one of my greatest pleasures.
A beautiful poem, Shaista!

http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/dearest-john/

Taylor Boomer said...

fantastic, smiles.

Celestial Dreamz said...

you have this unique ability to convey so much with such few words!

steven said...

shaista i don't make new year's resolutions. hopes and wishes arise all the time and i honour them to the degree i am capable and available to them.
reading? i don't think anything could get in the way of that for me !!!!! steven

nene said...

Shaista, hope this journey has sated you temporarily. From the pics I saw, lQQks like you enjoyed sharing this experience with your family.

Time to get back to giving us what we want, that's your beautiful soulful words and creativity :)

Elizena said...

So enjoyed reading this it was wonderful. Kind of reminds me of myself. I can be at times a great procrastinator. I plan and plan and when the day is done, all I've done is plan and I haven't put anything into action. I think that's another reason why I didn't bother any New Year resolutions. I suck at keeping them. Be blessed!

http://elizena-lovingmycreator.blogspot.com/

Jeanne-ming said...

Darling,
Love the poems. Perfect.
I too made a resolution to go to be before 1 am....so far....nope, haven't managed it.
Paintings, books, and emailing adorable doctors.

all my love....
From Chiang Mai

Agnes said...

Your words are always so beautiful Shaista.

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