Saturday 26 June 2021


What is the significance
of aromatic ferns?
That boy and girl have discovered a secret paradise:
rolling around in the earthy scent,
their clothes staining green
from the moist spiky fronds,
seizing stolen moments,
pretending to be grown-ups. My
envious stare meets them head-on,
awakening passions
of a deeply mourned youth.
Emotional backlash. Bees
lead me back to the open road.
Hunger of the Soul
has to be assuaged. Clear sky -
boundless, infinite - isolation's antidote.
Inhaling it's deep blue.

Freed, calmed, lifted - by meditation
on such unbroken expanse. So open.
Probing possibilities, like 
the famous mind of Einstein:
aware of the planet's spinning,
it's suspension in outer space,
mind clinging 
to invisible shooting stars
and ascending like a rocket - the state 
of metamorphosis, Nature's miracle,
that lump-in-the-throat moment
that renders the Soul wholly open.

I am suddenly
catapulted through time:
a retro journey back
to before the Dolorous Stroke -
to the meaning of Fate itself.
Devoid of shade,
sun beating down mercilessly,
as the ether magnifies it's rays.
Here is my Akashic Record,
the Prophet's transformative madness.
Observing myself blunder through youth
and into the mouth of the abyss.

Witnessing a sacrificial burning
and the Phoenix arising from the ash - not I,
yet somehow the same being.
Sudden denial:
the lashing out nothing more
than immature retaliation
for perceived rejections and betrayals
inflicted upon me by other damaged Souls.

What happens to the heart has consequences.

Retracing my steps. The boy and girl
have gone, but the aroma of damp ferns
still permeates the air. Pure rapture
enters my pores, infusing my being
with a startling revelation...

reabsorption of a juvenile self
accelerates emotional evolution.
I am suddenly light, weightless as a feather.
Nothing can harm me now, not even death.
The ferns rustle in a gentle breeze...


  1. Thanks for your sharing:) greetings from Turkey...

    1. Thank you 😊😊
      Sending greetings back from England...and wishing you a fabulous weekend xxx

  2. A wonderfully absorbing journey back reflecting on the younger days or understanding of life from a now point of view. So enjoyed.

  3. A deep and beautiful introduction to the garden of your mind...

    1. Aww, thank you, dearest much!😊😊
      Really hope you are having a better day today.
      Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  4. Always liked the fern and its leaf. The arrangement of the leaf of each plant is different.

    1. Yes, me too...and they have that wonderful earthy aroma!
      Many thanks.😊😊

  5. What a outstanding poet you are!
    I admire your ability to make a beautiful and meaningfull word in your poem!

    I can feel that emotion, dear! Great job!

    And i always hope you in a wonderfull day ^____^

    Big hug :)

    1. Aww, you are so kind, dear sincerest thanks and appreciation!😊😊
      Wishing you a fabulous day too!!

      Big Hugs back xxx

  6. Oh thank you so much, Giannis...your amazing insight is truly appreciated!😊😊
    Have a great day!

  7. And so very happy you enjoyed too, Anthony...thank you so, so much!😊😊
    Wishing you a great day!

  8. Please tell me, that you write for a living??? You should be published Ygraine!! This is so beautiful, filled with emotion! I love the way you describe everything!! Big Hugs!

    1. Aww, you are so kind, heartfelt thanks!😊😊
      I've never been published, have quite a collection of reject slips! Lol
      Now I write simply for pleasure, because I enjoy it so much 😉

      Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    2. Reject slips??? Never!!! Big Hugs!

  9. This is wonderful, Ygraine. I've always liked ferns as well. And new beginnings.

    1. Oh thank you so much, dear Amalia... I'm so happy you enjoyed!😊😊

      Big Hugs xxx

  10. I Too Feel Catapulted Through Time - Big Hugs Love


    1. I guess the only snag is...that we always have to return to the present!! Lol
      Many thanks.😊😊

      Love and hugs back xxx

  11. I've said it before and I'm going to say it again!
    You have a wonderful way with words, a special gift.

    I enjoyed reading your poem, thank you.

    Take care, sending lots of good wishes.

    All the best Jan

    1. Oh that is so kind...many, many thanks...and I'm so happy you enjoyed!😊😊

      Have a fabulous weekend.

      Hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you, Giancarlo...and wishing you a great weekend!😊😊

      A hug.

  13. oh dearest Ygraine you are truly a magician !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    your divine poetry has cast spell on my senses !

    what an enlightening experience to follow your steps and feel the magical transformation you went through oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i felt my soul washed away under the mesmerizing pouring of your enchanting emotions and uplifting expressions !
    this is truly actually is MASTER PIECE believe me !
    it must be publish to all peace seeker can share the depth and beauty of your spiritual experience !
    oh thank you sooo much for this gift ,it will never go away from my memories !
    you are loved by Creator who has blessed you with divine gift to touch and sooth other hearts !
    hats off to you my talented amazing friend!
    hugs and best wishes!

    1. Dearest Baili...oh, your kind, kind words have truly left me speechless!
      I cannot see such beauty in my simple expressions, but I am so utterly grateful for your amazing support and encouragement. This is a very difficult and challenging period in my life, and your precious friendship is helping me to keep going through it all.😊😊
      Thank you, dear friend...with all my heart!

      Lots of love and hugs, always ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  14. There are sensations that make us lighter and we get the feeling of being indestructible...
    Your poem is of pure enchantment, it is beautiful and lyrically eloquent. My applause for your poetic talent.
    Good rest of the week, dear Ygraine. Kisses.

    1. Oh WOW!! Thank you,, so much. Your enjoyment of my simple poetic effort truly means the world to me.😊😊
      Have a magical weekend, dear friend!
      Kisses xxx

  15. What a beautiful way to look back! You are so good at describing moments!

    Hope you are having a nice week! :)

    Away From The Blue

    1. Aww, thank you, very much! I really appreciate that.😊😊
      Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

      Hugs xxx

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    1. WOW, thank you so much!😊😊
      Wishing you a great weekend!

      Hugs xxx

  17. Aww, you are so kind, Giannis...thank you so so much!😊😊
    A Hug.

  18. Wow, where in the heck do you get this ability to write like many past lives do you draw on...I'm truly amazed. I couldn't write like this if I was chained to a wall and threatened with bodily harm to write something so.... I don't even know what to call it. lol Wow.

    1. Oh have truly left me speechless!! I couldn't possibly imagine that you could be writing about my simple attempts at writing poetry!
      I am deeply honoured, dear Sandy. Really and truly...and so, so grateful! 😊😊

      Hugs xxx


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