Never forget Love

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Never forget Love

Watching a craftsman one day
I was taken with his calm and skill,
how every sanding, sawing and nail
just seemed to flow from his hands;

Making me wonder about intelligence.

Often those with high degrees and titles
are set above the artisans and their crafts;
Above the unity of heart and action
whilst humming a tune

or working in silence, serene.

Intelligence comes in many forms
But Love only in one,
without which, all created becomes dust;
Knowledge without real life.

Passion and harmony give life to all you do,
to the surgeon’s knife, to the baker’s hands,
To the painter’s brush, to the welder’s torch;
Never forget Love. 

Healing where intellect still debates,
Creating whilst scholars frown.

At best, live in harmony with both.

© miriam ivarson

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41 thoughts on “Never forget Love

  1. Miriam, beautiful observations of the world of craft and the love, passion and harmony of your poetry shows the truth of your reflections! ❤️ The stillness as we see these crafts people at work through your eyes is both immediate and intimate … and I’m moved how you thoughts turn to the higher plane of the harmony of art and intellect. Yes, here’s to never forgetting the love! Xx

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    • Dear Annika, thank you for your wonderful and complimentary comment.
      It spreads warmth in my heart. My reflections come from observations around, almost daily. I am sure you seen by now how I seem to drift into the
      ‘ philosophical’ mode. 🤔. I am so happy to join you in the cheer for love.
      In all we do. ❤️.

      Miriam

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  2. My husband does not have a college degree, but he’s the smartest man I know. He looks forward to retirement and crafting things from wood. In a culture that seems to value certain kinds of intelligence, thank you for helping us remember that love most important.

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    • Bless you JoAnna, how wonderful it is to be able to say this about your husband. You are both special. From my poem you know how I see each one
      of equal importance. The main thing is that we perform what we chosen with love and passion. Bet you will have a wonderful retirement. 🤗.

      Miriam

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  3. Thank you for your kind comment Curt and yes, I do feel that love adds
    another dimension to all we do. Your tales show this well too.
    It is a pleasure seeing you here and you are so very welcome.

    Miriam

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    • Julie, a warm thank you for these kind words.
      You are right about watching artists of all kind work and peacefully trusting
      their abilities.
      I am having a good time celebrating and the best of all is and has been the
      Angel of joy and love walking among us.
      I hope you are having a good time too. 💕🤗 .

      Miriam

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  4. A warm thank you Radhika for your beautiful comment, what a gift on the first morning of a New Year ….new morning, …. sunny morning.
    I find the word ‘quill’ quite evocative. From times when people had time to sharpen a wing pen, dip into an ink pot and write very neatly. Time for thoughts.
    I will sharpen mine and you sharpen yours and we wait to see what comes forth. 😊 .

    Miriam

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    • Thank you for your warming comment Roland. If any word in this poem has shone a light on your path I am happy and honoured. You don’t sound jaded at all in your posts 🙂 but added optimism is a bonus for us all.
      May we all bravely shine new light this year.
      Bless

      Miriam

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