Appreciation Inhalation

Peacock Poetry

When we are deprived of our usual habits and securities it feels to me like we are more present than ever. I have experienced a new level of love and gratitude in recent weeks and, amidst frightening times, feel deeply connected to the beauty of life. I realise that I am fortunate to still be able to get out into nature here in Switzerland and am making the most of this privilege several times a day. Yesterday I walked out after lunch and as I gazed at the splendidly sunny sky, I felt overcome with appreciation and wrote the following lines.


This world is innately beautiful

when we do not sully it by



brash discarding


selfish regard

As I walk the tuneful trail through

birded forest and

fresh farm

I am calmed by an overwhelming sense of


There is nothing more that I need


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