I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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15 June 2016

To Entertain

It comes with age,
this benediction.
After years of news,
now I choose
escapist fiction –
less angst and rage.

Linked to the Tuesday Platform for 2 Aug 2016 at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.


  1. Yes, we can only take so much. I consort among lions - much more agreeable than humans, LOL.

  2. The purpose of art is to instruct and entertain...I too am focussing on the entertainment bit.

  3. entertainment thrives throughout the ages; from cave drawings to cinema

    much love...

  4. Nice thoughts, clever writing, Rosemary. I vacillate between the two, with age I seem to be mellowing.

  5. And these days truth is stranger than fiction!

  6. And these days truth is stranger than fiction!

  7. "now I choose
    escapist fiction"

    Oh goodness, me too!

  8. It comes with age,
    this benediction.

    Blessings realized as we age is a wise inclination. A progress in a nice way more or less!


  9. Ha! Me too! Read my new book! Very escapist! K.

  10. We all need a place to hide from the rigours of reality at times.