Finding Zen in gardening and poetry
A while ago, I was inspired to plant some bright colourful flowers in my sunroom/conservatory/hothouse/she-shed/glasshouse/orangery – call it what you will – and I marvelled at the peace that one gets when digging, planting and creating something new.
It’s a kind of zen feeling isn’t it? Maybe I should do it more often.
I took some photos of my happy flowers to share with you.
Writing helps clear your head
Peace and harmony through blossom
a tendril of vivid spring
murmurs sweetly like intuition
to grow a wild garden
full of beautiful happy flowers
is pure love for this worldDebbie
Writing anything can be therapeutic and I go through stages where I like to write poems, stories or lists! I find it gets my mind into a peaceful place and I let go of some of the other thoughts whirling around in my head. Using these magnetic poetry sets helps focus my attention and I love the end results.
In case you weren’t aware there are several poetry sets to choose from: Nature, Poetry, Love, Original, Geek and Mustache, and the words fit each theme. The strips of words are chosen at random and I use my ‘creativity processes’ to compose them into a poem (of sorts). I also impose a time limit on myself but that may only be because I’m a bit of a control freak! Seriously though, otherwise I could sit all day working on my poem 🙂
On this occasion I had fun using the Nature magnetic poetry kit due to my somewhat uncommon gardening activity. (Uncommon because I don’t do it very often!).
This is what the magnetic poem looks like after I’ve completed dragging the fragments around:
Here are links to my previous posts for the Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge.
Do you find this feeling when you write or create something? Photography also gets me feeling like this, maybe it’s the creativity of the activity that helps free the brain.
Have a great week – wising you peace and harmony!
Updated in April 2019 and linking up to Min’s Zen Tip Tuesday
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