Saturday, August 27, 2011

WeekWord, Conundrum and this week's participants

I am so sorry that I have been too busy to do any blogging.

Here are the participants in this weeks Weekword:

I'm sorry about the delay.

Conundrum: How can we live in the imperfect world with the lightness and joy of this tattered butterfly? How can we, in spite of all the trials of life, continue to smile and to love and to be whole in spite of our broken places? How can we deeply live our beliefs and still have time for it all? How can we give it up in the end and just be? And then--not be?

OK, so I took a little time to write a silly little doggerel to celebrate conundrum and here, ta da, it is:

Optimum Sanctum of Confusion

I gather up alyssums, chrysanthemums, and sedums

and put them in a magnum—it helps avoid the asylum.

They sooth me when I’m feeling glum, make sadness shrink to minimum,

and give me more momentum—and help me have no venom!

I write a memorandum to hold a referendum

to prevent having a tantrum about this fool conundrum.

This enigma’s such arcanum it’s too much for my cerebrum.

Mary Stebbins Taitt

110827 1st


John said...

Wonderful photograph and great take on the word. I loved the poem.

junebug said...

Great poem!

I made me think about a new habit I started. Recently I started keeping a vase of fresh flowers on my kitchen island. It is so simple but really does make me relax.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, John and Junebug. What a great idea with the flowers!!

(mine were imaginary! I should do it with real ones!)