Very strange for all of us

This morning I found a poem written by a young poet from Ireland aged 8 and I was so impressed – I wouldn’t have been able to do the same at that age. I’ve noticed other adult poets who’ve mentioned writing poetry since they were very young (looking at you Damien and Kay). I just shake my head in wonder! By the way, my title is a phrase from Robin’s poem.

Robin Denehan’s poem  The World is Empty Now is posted at Pendemic. It’s a WP site so you can leave a ‘like’ if you wish 🙂

I tweeted back some photos for Robin as a little appreciation and having prepped them I thought I might as well share them on my blog too!

A red rose for Robin. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this red rose against the barren hillside behind Clyde in Central Otago, New Zealand. Taken 22 March


A barrow of bright blooms. Roxburgh, Central Otago. 22 March


‘Eye of the Tiger’, an intriguing rose I found at Queens Park in Invercargill, Southland. For a brief moment I thought it was a hibiscus! Taken 24 February


Children playing. This is a tank near the school, here in Tapanui (West Otago).


Robin’s Dad Steve Denehan is a dab hand at poetry and allowed me to share a poem of his on my blog some time ago  —  Feathers and Meteorites.  I’ve just read it again and it’s such a wonderful poem “I know the power of words …”

Steve tweets at @SteverinoD

Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. With the continuing afflictions of this endemic, all the world over is a very strange place for each of its inhabitants, be they young or old or somewhere inbetween. Your photographs are great reminders that there still is beauty to be found and we must remember to appreciate the gifts we are given. Robin’s poem is also a lovely gift that you so kindly shared. I went back to read your post with her Father’s poem and it is beautiful as is the accompanying photo by Pepix. There is a very old adage that seems to fit Father Steve and Daughter Robin : “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” and I mean that in the very best sense of the words. Thank-you!

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