Wednesday, 9 January 2019


It circles round just as fast
and soon you find yourself 
at the end (the seeming end,

really, just another beginning:
another airport, another birthday,
Easter, Christmas, New Year).

And still the feeling 
of leaving something behind,
but tripping ahead anyway;

each day, each month 
a further clue, on this 
treasure hunt we call life.

© Shaista Tayabali, 2019

Arts and Crafts Corners brought me great joy over Christmas... this one a very reminding spot in the house, even after two of my nieces have tripped across the oceans back to school and friends. The children of my life come and go, I visit and leave... but small creations remain as memory).  

Artist Credits: Various Tayabali-Edwards
Poetry Prompt... Dverse
(P.s. what does the Inside Of Your Brain look like?) 


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh my goodness, how I love this entire post! LOVE the nieces' art! LOVE the crafty corner, love your little birds, and so know the feeling of arrivals, departures, as the months zoom by. I think my favourite drawing is of the inside of the brain........I think she got it just right. LOL.

Shaista said...

That was my niece Ellie’s contribution - she began to explain as she drew but then the insides of her brain took over and the rest is hers alone to know!

rob kistner said...

This was a fun post Shaista, thank you for sharing it. I easpecially liked the bored panda. Made me chuckle... :-) said...

Oh I am sooooo glad you posted to this prompt! I most especially love the Bored Panda drawing...made me smile and smile and smile! Yes = it is so wonderful to have those visits --- I have some wonderful artwork from my grandchildren on my refrigerator - and I love sitting with them and drawing with them. Unbridled creativity! :)

Shaista said...

The Bored Panda is a stroke of genius isn’t it? My sis Angelina is the credited artist for that one...

Shaista said...

If you like this post, you might want to check out the Duck Surgery post just before this one (quack quack Help!) ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ†

Jade Li said...

such a joy-inducing set of photos. love classic pooh. i'm sure he and bored panda would be best buddies.

Katie Mia Frederick said...

A Child's
Gift Art
Without Instruction
No Limits Without Sidewalks..:)

Kim M. Russell said...

I like the idea of life as a treasure hunt, Shaista, and love the one I went on, looking at the adorable artwork you shared. How lovely that you have made a gallery of your nieces’ drawings! My favourites are 'Too many candles and not enough cake' and 'bored panda'. :)

Shaista said...

There are several galleries of children’s art work around the house in various rooms, but to be fair Too Many Candles and Bored Panda were done by two artistic grown ups ๐Ÿ˜Š I love this Doodler pad! It was a Christmas gift, and just keeps giving joy ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐ŸŽจ

Frank Hubeny said...

Nice phrase: "tripping ahead"

perveenart said...

Love the post my Shai. xxx

brudberg said...

The children's art is adorable... I so wonder what they will say when they grow up about them said...

Oh, this is precious! Those little birds, and pandas. Great post.

Margaret said... does circle round!

Shaista said...

I think it feels quite touching and poignant when we come across drawings we did as a little child... something innocent about our minds, or something revealing... either way it’s interesting for us as adults don’t you think?

Christine Irving said...

Perfect words for this rotund Panda and yes, round and round we circle. I WAnt that Panda!

A Filipina Lupus Fighter said...

Your artwork reminds of my kids (now 9 and 5) who draw their thoughts hoping that they could help me in my pains. And I just couldn't help my self but to let the tears drop into my cheek.

I am inspired by this post of yours. Thank you.

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