sitting in my comfortable office chair
I list my concrete privileges
a tiny cozy cottage on the riverbank
a second hand reliable hybrid
a solid trusty bicycle
an old mac and sufficient wifi
an easy walk to the supermarket
a good education, regular income

my concrete advantages
allow me to explore the abstract
a blessing most will never know

d’Verse, concrete poem, Ingrid

Happy Diwali to one and all … leave those lights on, light a few candles and enjoy the celebration!

my view


  1. Sometimes the best thing in life is just to sit back and watch the sunset. You’ve summed this one up perfectly Kate 🙂

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  2. Lovely poem, relaxing and nice. Gratitude is the most wonderful gift. Contentment with our lot is also a great virtue for peace and happiness.

    Happy Diwali ! It is on the 4th. Which is a weekday. We will be having a family gathering, very small and simple on Sunday


  3. Such a good point, Kate. We must remember to count our blessings everyday. Without the solid concrete foundations, it would be difficult to appreciate the abstract.


  4. Thanks for the reminder of how fortunate we are to have the comforts and especially the luxury of leisure time. Too many in this world work without ceasing to find a small morsel to eat and a place to sleep that is dry…

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  5. Your simple little poem is packed deep and full with the most precious – yes privileges and blessings of this lifetime, I loved immersing myself in gratitude with you. Your view – absolutely stunning!!!

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  6. Happy Diwali, SweetKate! Love this poem and photo! Your advantages/blessings, and that you recognize them, appreciate them and let them lead you to explore, brings joy-tears to my eyes! When a friend is feelin’ the joy, peace, gratitude, and adventures…it makes me so so SO happy! 🙂
    Something concrete that I see as an advantage, and appreciate, is having the honor and privilege of reading WP poet’s poems on my computer screen. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤
    PS…“Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." – Margaret Cousins”

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  7. How lovely that one is able to appreciate, to explore the abstract via concrete advantages! Beautiful write. Wishing you Happy Diwali in advance 💝💝

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