ho HUM

Curious contemplation has been my hum for years

sitting, teaching or leading others from their fears

in wondrous nature, in meaningful caring n sharing


life is but a brief journey so enjoy the ride

let worries and pettiness totally subside

be comfortable in your skin, be relaxed n lived in

ho HUM - 1

one of my many beaches to walk …

the hum is constantly there night and day

work, life, leisure contribute but none pay

ignite my muse to amuse so I can’t stray


discipline and morality, mantras and more

visualisation, watching the breathe galore

more coping skills for the hassles in life

ho HUM - 1 (1)

the river just opposite where I live

to care for my inner health, escape the fray

I use meditation in it’s full array

keeps me healthy happy and balanced


it works for me but find your own hum

for we all march to a different drum

music, gardening, walking, reading …

ho HUM - 1 (2)

the vast spaces of sky, sugar cane and life …

to anxiety and depression strongly say nay

find your own hum for inside it does lay

it sheds clarity on the darkest dismay


d’Verse – What is the poetic hum in your life? What hums in the background of your life that inspires you as you unconsciously listen while you work and live? Is the drone always there or do you have to cultivate the inspiration?

Some points to ponder in your poem:

  • should there be a clear line between your occupation and your creative writing?
  • do you have to make up your mind which one you want to be or can you do both things at once?
  • are you inspired by your “occupation” to write creatively?
  • can the frustration you feel in your “other work” (non-creative writing life) also be an inspiration to write?
  • does your current occupation limit your creative writing?
  • what is the drone that hums in your background that inspires your writing?

This is also my entry for Friday Foto Fun – Entertainment
… this is how I amuse myself!


  1. Being retired has not been easy, but blogging has given me a sense that I am still performing my call to encourage and inspire others, to motivate them to see their value and worth, and to give hope in God. Beautiful poem, and the pictures truly touched my soul with joy.

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  2. we all march to a different drum , so very true and we ll have different timing too, some are late bloomers, some find their way early. a very poetic response to the prompt Kate, your poetry reflects exactly what you write here

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  3. 🙂 Ho hum, ho hum
    Live life with the inspiration
    Sometimes when you wonder why live
    Then think about all you can give
    The moments in all it’s wonder
    The awesome glorious splendour
    The sunrise and sunset
    Being free of debt
    Wondering if you can inspire
    Living with an inner fire
    Ho hum ho hum
    Live life with inspiration.

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  4. A poem about your life, peace, the sound of the sea and the spirit of the spirit. Let walks give joy to life and satisfaction with life.

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  5. A great reminder that our time on this tiny planet is brief and it is much better spent being comfortable with who we are and searching for and finding that place or approach where the “hum” gently caresses and soothes mind, body and soul.

    Thanks for posting Kate!

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  6. Very lovely this is, Kate!
    The second stanza resonate with something I can relate to because of recent happenings. Life is definitely short but many don’t stop filling it up with meaningless acts.

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    • Nice to meet you Lisa, poetry is more my thing although I try short stories sometimes! Beauty and peace become much stronger with meditation .. hope you get back to it soon 🙂

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