Surround yourself with beauty

The Cheesesellers Wife

I am following the poetry of John White, and have so today read his poem about possessions and then I found myself writing the following:

Surround yourself with beauty

Look at what you own
Is it beautiful or loved?
Does it give you pleasure?
Does it embody a memory?
Keep it
Possessions need to work for you
Need to lift you
Need to remind you who you are
Designer labels? Latest high tech? Do you need to follow the herd?
I sit in a room with books I love and want
With photos of those I love
With objects and art that say something to me
All bought on a shoestring
Possessions do not define me, they cannot say who I am
My poetry attempts that
But my possessions comfort me, they are my attempt to surround myself in beauty.

                      Copyright © 2015  Kim Whysall-Hammond

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