Lightly Child, Lightly

I dream through a wordless, familiar place.
The small boat of the day sails into morning,
past the postman with his modest haul, the full trees
which sound like the sea, leaving my hands free
to remember. Moments of grace. Like this.

Carol Ann Duffy, from Moments of Grace in “Mean Time” (Pan Macmillan; January 1, 2018)


  • Photo: DK @ Daybreak.  Cove Island Park. June, 4, 2022. 5:34 a.m.
  • Poem: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels)
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”


  1. nice clouds

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  2. ahhhhh

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  3. Beautiful.

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  4. Serenity.

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  5. Annnnnd exhale! 🌷

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  6. Such a gorgeous pairing.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    O-o-o-oh involutary response to this really dreamy image you give us! Almost can’t see…so sweet! Beyond words and description…

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I dream through a wordless, familiar place — “Carol Ann Duffy, from Moments of Grace in “Mean Time” (Pan Macmillan; January 1, 2018).”

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  9. Exquisitely wrought…all of it.

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  10. WOW! That is a gorgeous photo, DK.

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  11. Christie says:

    Carol Ann Duffy’s word describe a journey into the beauty of a moment…and your peaceful, beauty of a muted, quiet, to the beginning of a day, where one draws breath, eyes filter and the beauty fills the heart, where the soul holds, building on the enrichment…grateful for the moment…

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