The now waning moon…

Look for the now waning moon in the morning this weekend. I know I’m late with my invite to the party, but this gives me such joy.

I lost an entire poem today. I had spent ages crafting it, and had tried and failed to turn it into a Word doc. Then I realised the draft has disappeared.

My head has been aching from the sound of my neighbours high pitched wind chimes. They refuse point blank to move them, and if only they were a lower pitch.

Great news is that my doctor has prescribed a smaller dose of the medicine that helps my breathing so much. I had to come off it because I was getting the rare side effects. A smaller dose will be ok. I’m trusting that.

So the good outweighs the not so good, and the absolutely awful. I try to look for joy in everyday things, and I find it. It makes life so much happier. Today I wrote about how a bee had landed on my skirt, and I discovered it as I sat down in a coffee house in Bournemouth. I found such pleasure in watching it, before it flew off and found it’s wiggly way through the door back out to the polluted air, and I wondered where it has been living.

By Chrisssie Morris Brady

I've read poetry since I was nine and have written creatively since I was fourteen (probably long before that). After writing book reviews and social comment, I decided I wanted to write poetry. I have no formal training, but I surround myself with poets and their writing. I am honing my craft.
I have two published collections which I don't feel good about, but have been published by and other publications. I live on the south coast of England with my daughter. I am seriously ill.

11 replies on “The now waning moon…”

While Laura (me) is allergic to bees, so that would have freaked me out, if you can believe it – David and I actually have four bee hives in our backyard. But when you wear a bee suit, you really cant get stung, and they 99.9% of the time could care less about us, they are too busy being bees.

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I have only been stung once and was too young to remember by what. I was in our family orchard in the late Fall and disturbed a dying wasp/bee. I love bees, they are essential o human survival. They will never hurt you unless you threaten their life. If you are allergic you are right to be very respectful of them, but they will not harm you. Iam always amazed that humans are unable to build a resistance to their venom. Do you carry an EpiPen?

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Sorry to hear about the poem. I don’t know if you use your mobile phone for writing. I use it a lot. Writing your WordPress drafts are also the best. You don’t lose anything.

Sending you loving positive vibes for more good to beat the not so good. All the best.

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I often write poetry on a draft email. Now if I do that again, I will send the email to myself. I also am starting to write on Word documents so that nothing is lost. I think I have almost rewritten the lost poem. It still needs some editing and crafting. I don’t think I could write on my phone, I admire you!


I’m glad to hear you are rewriting (have rewritten) your poem. I find my ideas fade to nothingness quite quickly. Thus, I end up using my phone. But, it’s not the best device for writing. I end up with lots of typos but for me, at least I get to write. I didn’t get to write regularly for long because I was waiting to find the time to sit at my desk in front of my laptop.

Much love and hugs to you.

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I have the time to sit in front of my laptop, but I seem to procrastinate a lot. I find so many emails to respond to, I gaze out of the window at the harbour, etc etc. But when at thought bugs me I attempt to start, an then it comes. I may write for an hour or 2and then go out for groceries or meet a friend. I guess if I could co-ordinate my left hand better, I would find using my phone useful. That’s the crux of it. Much love and hugs to you too. I appreciate that.

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