#NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo Day 3

Book cover designed by Walter Crane for A Masque of Days by Charles Lamb.

Tread gently and stay for a while
The crisp summer air beckons
Emerald trees tip their branches
Swaying leaves give a nod
Hear the birdsong in the breeze
Sunkissed glades, always serene
Look around you, notice the pace
It’s tender, slow, in a lazy way

We pursue and embrace chaos
The hustle and hassle of our days
Sleepless, hopeless, washed away
Riding a storm, dropped like debris
A wild goose chase; always in a hurry
Our souls are tired; we know it all
The entire futility, yet we cannot
Tread gently and come to a halt

Poetry inspired by the book cover designed by Walter Crane for A Masque of Days. London: Cassell and Co., 1901 by Charles Lamb.

Author: Aneesha Shewani

I am just ME … a soul streaming across constellations, over eons of turbulent changes and tranquil noises, perturbed by the visions that engulf me and ruffled by the oft complacence that challenges the change. Yet, I must travel further across the galaxies, in search of the ultimate metamorphosis. Until then, I sojourn in this life, engrossed in my earthly callings of a wife, mother, professional, writer, dreamer, and seeker. On this blog you will find a spectrum of fiction, poetry, reviews, thoughts, snippets, inspiration, experiences, voices, concerns, excerpts, and everything that the soul has gathered in her fold, over years of reading, searching, finding, losing, and discovering. I regularly indulge in various creative pursuits, like crochet, experimental cooking, reading, and writing, and I hold a managerial/editorial role in a financial services organization with a global footprint. For a long time, social media hijacked my personal writing space, as I was sharing more on Facebook and writing Tweet-sized poetry on Twitter. Social media is instant but temporary gratification. Ultimately, a writer needs their own space, and personal blogging provides that space. I had started a blog more than a decade ago but all things need to be infused with new life, emerge in a new avatar, and so it is with my new blog space. Let your love and encouragement pour into Blue Pen Strokes. Check out Aneesha Shewani (@felinemusings) 

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