Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Loafing

  Brenda Bryant 
Loafing needs no explanation and is its own excuse.  ~Christopher Morley

QUOTOGRAPHY
We are asked to choose a quote and to illustrate it with a personal photograph.

LOAFING

Loafing needs no explanation
And it is its own excuse.
Tension tightens every muscle;
Sit awhile and just hang loose.
Solitude is re-creation;
Dreaming can fill daylight hours.
Loafing can restore the balance
That the workday life devours.
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THE FIRST TIME
(A parody to the old song 'The Last Time I Saw Paris.')

The first time we saw Paris
Was 1953.
The War was over, but we felt
Still part of history.
Too long the lovely city
Had been ensnared in chains,
And there were signs, at that late date,
Of sadness and remains.
Beside the Seine we walked along,
As lovers long have done,
The birds all sang 'Love's Old Sweet Song',
And we basked in summer sun.
The first time we saw Paris
Together was the last.
In memory, I walk there, still,
Remembering the past.
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2 comments:

kaye said...

words to live by and your picture is so serene. a place that invites loafing. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Lisa said...

There is so much wisdom in taking time to just "loaf." Time to rest and recharge is important in life. Your photo looks simply divine!