“death is no bluff…but just another trick to learn” by Mitch Hicks

Death is no bluff...but just another trick to learn
Snapped thru the art gallery window in the very windy town of Bluff by Mitch Hicks. I did not see the name of the artist of this dark forboding painting. I dedicate this poem to the late Shirley Ballard who passed away this week and much loved by Lisa Thayer

Shirley Ballard 1925 – 2012

Actress and Miss California 1944

Life be can full of sunshine

Death comes as torment

Friendship drives compassion

For Lisa and Shirley they were of different times

Blending past with present

New tricks to learn

Sorrow breaks as the midnight tide slips away

She made you smile Lisa despite decay

Mitch Hicks – U.K.

Juicy Quotes…

Snap by Mitch Hicks – U.K.

“I always fear that creation will expire before teatime.”
-Sidney Smith
 
“The Infusion of a China plant sweetened with the pith of an Indian Cane.”
-Joseph Addison
 
“Ecstasy is a glass full of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth”
-Alexander Puskin

 

“I don’t drink coffee; I take tea, my dear.”
-Sting, An Englishman in New York
 
“Tea with lemon please”
-Jerry Seinfeld, Seinfeld

 

Spring is in the air!

Daffs smiling in Coventry
Snapped in Foleshill, Coventry by Mitch Hicks

To Spring
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William Blake (1783)
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O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down
Through the clear windows of the morning, turn
Thine angel eyes upon our western isle,
Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring!
The hills tell one another, and the listening
Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turn’d
Up to thy bright pavilions: issue forth
And let thy holy feet visit our clime!Come o’er the eastern hills, and let our winds
Kiss thy perfumèd garments; let us taste
Thy morn and evening breath; scatter thy pearls
Upon our lovesick land that mourns for thee.O deck her forth with thy fair fingers; pour
Thy soft kisses on her bosom; and put
Thy golden crown upon her languish’d head,
Whose modest tresses are bound up for thee.