Poem of the day: A time to talk

A time to talk By Robert Frost

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, 'What is it?'
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

Chasing happiness. #Quote of the week

Welcome back Clovers! I hope you don’t find things too overwhelming as life goes on. If you do, just take it one step at a time.

Baby steps, ok?

I’ve had back to back exams throughout the last week and it was quite a hectic one for me. Nevertheless, exams come and go just like so many other things in life.

However, you should remember one thing that’ll always be present is YOU. YOU need to avoid things getting you down. You need to be happy because that’s one thing that will keep you going.

For many people, they say their goal is happiness and work hard daily trying to achieve it. Working to achieve your goals or dreams might make you happy. But it shouldn’t be your only source.

Do you get what I’m try to say?

Making goals to attain is great. But once you achieve them, you will probably want more and create a new set of goals to achieve. It’s like a cycle that doesn’t lead to freedom.

Don’t get me wrong! By all means work for your goals. But choose to be happy while doing so. It will make the journey to your goals more enjoyable and probably more achievable.

So choose to be happy at every moment. I know it can be a lot of work but always choose to be happy.

Do not chase happiness. Choose it.

“Happiness doesn’t have to be chased…it merely has to be chosen.”

Mandy Hale

The week is yours dear Clovers!

Own it!

Poem of the day: if mama

If mama / could see by Lucille Clifton

if mama
could see
she would see
lucy sprawling
limbs of lucy
decorating the
backs of chairs
lucy hair
holding the mirrors up
that reflect odd
aspects of lucy.


if mama
could hear
she would hear
lucysong rolled in the
corners like lint
exotic webs of lucysighs
long lucy spiders explaining
to obscure gods.


if mama
could talk
she would talk
good girl
good girl
good girl
clean up your room.

Poem of the day: Thoughts

Thoughts by Myra Viola Wilds

What kind of thoughts now, do you carry
In your travels day by day
Are they bright and lofty visions,
Or neglected, gone astray?

Matters not how great in fancy,
Or what deeds of skill you’ve wrought;
Man, though high may be his station,
Is no better than his thoughts.

Catch your thoughts and hold them tightly,
Let each one an honor be;
Purge them, scourge them, burnish brightly,
Then in love set each one free.

Poem of the day: under the moon

Alone and drinking under the moon By Li Po

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
the three of us; then I sigh
for the moon cannot drink,

and my shadow goes emptily along
with me never saying a word;
with no other friends here, I can
but use these two for company;
in the time of happiness, I
too must be happy with all
around me; I sit and sing
and it is as if the moon

accompanies me; then if I
dance, it is my shadow that
dances along with me; while
still not drunk, I am glad
to make the moon and my shadow
into friends, but then when
I have drunk too much, we
all part; yet these are

friends I can always count on
these who have no emotion
whatsoever; I hope that one day
we three will meet again,
deep in the Milky Way.

Poem of the day: Time enough

Time enough By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

	
I know it is early morning,
And hope is calling aloud,
And your heart is afire with Youth's desire
To hurry along with the crowd.
But linger a bit by the roadside,
And lend a hand by the way,
'Tis a curious fact that a generous act
Brings leisure and luck to a day.

I know it is only the noontime --
There is chance enough to be kind;
But the hours run fast when noon has passed,
And the shadows are close behind.
So think while the light is shining,
And act ere the set of the sun,
For the sorriest woe that a soul can know
Is to think what it might have done.

I know it is almost evening,
But the twilight hour is long.
If you listen and heed each cry of need
You can right full many a wrong.
For when we have finished the journey
We will all look back and say:
'On life's long mile there was nothing worth while
But the good we did by the way.'

Poem of the day: An objection

An objection to being stepped on By Robert Frost

At the end of the row
I stepped on the toe
Of an unemployed hoe.
It rose in offense
And struck me a blow
In the seat of my sense.
It wasn't to blame
But I called it a name.
And I must say it dealt
Me a blow that I felt
Like a malice prepense.
You may call me a fool,
But was there a rule
The weapon should be
Turned into a tool?
And what do we see?
The first tool I step on
Turned into a weapon.

Bad vibes, bad energy stay far away

Hi Clovers, it’s another week to be excited about!

If you don’t think there is anything to be excited about, take a step back and look at one thing you’re grateful for or what makes you happy.

Stay away from negativity

You should certainly not allow bad vibes around you. Avoid them and have the mindset that those goals you have will work out eventually (of course you have work for it).

You certainly do not need or want negativity growing close to you. No bad vibes as I said before.

So start this week smiling and with faith that it’s all going to be a good one as you work to achieve your goals.

Keep pushing Clovers, we’ll get to the top.

Have an amazing week ahead!

Poem of the day: Colour

Colour By Tina Chang

Up ahead it’s white. Snow animal,
I’m running at your back. I’ve failed to tell you
I’ve been hungry all this time, to tell you
I’ve been searching for you, like meat,
like water. All my life, I’ve distanced
myself. As if to know you was to drown.
As if to find you I’d usher myself further
from what is real. I’ve been adrift along
the threads of white leading me out
beyond an imagined frame. I’ve untied myself,
uncuffed the arms and neck. I didn’t know
I was hurt like that. I didn’t know
there was a force pulling me downward
toward a bedrock, lulling me to sleep.
You are the one escaping, you are the one
breaking free. I understand your astonishing
dash to freedom, done with the estranged wind,
done with frost and storm, orchids curling
outward beyond grief. The road widens
to glory. The road disappears

Poem of the day: Saturday’s child

SATURDAY’S CHILD BY COUNTEE CULLEN

Some are teethed on a silver spoon,
With the stars strung for a rattle;
I cut my teeth as the black raccoon—
For implements of battle.

Some are swaddled in silk and down,
And heralded by a star;
They swathed my limbs in a sackcloth gown
On a night that was black as tar.

For some, godfather and goddame
The opulent fairies be;
Dame Poverty gave me my name,
And Pain godfathered me.

For I was born on Saturday—
"Bad time for planting a seed,"
Was all my father had to say,
And, "One mouth more to feed."

Death cut the strings that gave me life,
And handed me to Sorrow,
The only kind of middle wife
My folks could beg or borrow.
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