I just sat

by | Apr 6, 2011 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

I played truant and took a bit of time off in the middle of the day to go out to the bach. There I took time to just sit in the garden, in a patch of sun, between showers.

I heard the sea’s distant roar.
I caught the rhythm of the wind, heaving great sighs and then growing still.
I saw a pumpkin vine that had clambered up a tree, but lost its fruit.
I felt a sigh of release pass through me, after the pressure of busy days.
I found my gumboots still in the garden, starting to fill with water.
I tasted kawakawa tea, peppery and perky.
I offered gratitude for this pocket of peace.


  1. lifeonthecutoff

    A pocket of peace, and gratitude – so beautifully said, Juliet. It is so nourishing, isn’t it, to just be still for awhile and soak all that is about us in?

  2. juliet

    It is Penny, totally nourishing.

  3. Marilyn

    This is so beautiful Juliet. It is when we sit quietly that we are aware. You have expressed this so well.
    Nikau is a favourite of mine – they show strength and gracefulness.


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