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!


  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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