Wilful Attention

Wee willy wagtail waiting for a worm
quietly composed but totally on alert

Even a photographer could not divert
his watchful concentration for a snack

If we could focus such detailed attention
on living in the present moment, right now!

Then we would truly be living and how!

22 comments

  1. OH, so right! We would! 🙂 I love this poem, Kate! And what a great birdy portrait! AND, good reminder…isn’t it amazing what we can learn, and apply in our lives,by just quietly observing nature! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…I’ve seen male-people with that exact look on their face, and that kind of focus, while I’m getting a meal ready to serve them! HA! 😀

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  2. I’m not sure if I’ve seen this friendly fellow. Some are similar though. I looked him up.

    Paying attention seems to be at a premium these days… with people having to be told to actually look where they are going instead of at their cell phones.

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    • no they distract us with consumerism, devices and anything but the here and now … we need to have persistent effort to achieve it but it is well worth the effort I assure you!

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