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 February 2017

My New Sparkler

It wasn't my favourite ghost
who gave me this ring.

Yes, he does come with me shopping
(invisibly) saying, 'Get yourself roses,’
or, ‘That’d look good on you.’

This time I went on my own
deliberately; browsed, chose,
and bought me
a self-love token.













Written for Quadrille #26: ghost at dVerse.
Also linked to Tuesday Platform 14 Feb 2017 at 'imaginary garden with real toads'
and to Midweek Motif: Love at Poets United.

26 comments:

  1. The silent 'whispers' that nudge at one's curiosity may result in buying unnecessary things. Getting the 'sparkler' without any promptings would have resulted in a better choice!

    Hank

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  2. Oh i like the idea of showing some love to oneself... what better way than some retail therapy!

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  3. a pretty one Rosemary :)
    i don't know why the fonts look so microscopic today or is it just me seeing it...

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    1. They look OK to me. Do you have a way of enlarging your view on your computer?

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    2. how strange!...now it looks okay...

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    3. Well something odd was going on! I discovered several of my posts appeared with all lines underlined! Not when viewed individually, but when I went to Home and saw several at once. I had to laboriously reformat each one.

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  4. Ah! This is the poem I wish I had written! SO so important to come back to the self and love she again, still, more, always.

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  5. There comes a time when we must practice self-love and give ourselves the gifts we have earned.

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  6. Looking after and loving ourselves is so important - it is only then that we can really look after and love others. I enjoyed this poem, Rosemary. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Nice looking sparkler. I like the idea of seeing those thoughts telling us to buy this or that like ghosts coming with us to the store.

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  8. Ah! This is such a feel good verse. We need to be the ones loving ourselves most of all. And getting that token for yourself is endearing. :-)
    Well-penned.
    -HA

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  9. Oh this is such a heart-stirring write, Rosemary!!❤️

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  10. Yes, self-love is good ~ Go out there and pamper yourself Rosemary ~

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  11. Can we give love until we first learn to love ourselves? I think not. Lovely write!

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  12. Being kind and nurturing to yourself is essential.Liked this poem.

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  13. I really like this... we do need to buy ourselves some gifts sometimes... great idea.

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  14. Most certainly, I like this, (poem and content)

    Thanks for dropping in to read mine

    much love...

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  15. This is wonderful. I love that he urges you to buy yourself roses....and that this time you bought without him urging. Yay!

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  16. How wonderful, Rosemary. Beautiful you deserves it.

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  17. Beautiful. (Both the expression and the ring)

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  18. I am big into self love and self gifting. This year for Christmas I gave myself a couple of paperwhite bulb kits. I love indulging myself. The ring is lovely....

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  19. If you can't love yourself who is with all the time how can you love others? What better way to prove it than to buy presents for yourself to show you really care. I am sure you deserve it Rosemary.

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  20. Good for you, Rosemary! We definitely have to find ways to show ourselves love.

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  21. It feels like there is a bit of a back story here, Rosemary. So easy to miss those opportunities to make our own choices.

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  22. It is indeed quite dangerous to listen to those silent nudges. They can make one splurge and have so much fun. :-) I enjoyed your piece. Thanks.

    ~Imelda

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