Bee’s Poem of the Day: Wondering

Hello out there, hang in there. It can’t get worse. Or can it?????

I hope you and yours are well. All well in our corner of the world even though I suspect many tourists are flocking to the North Norfolk beaches. I wouldn’t know. I shield at home and can only see a flicker of the sea from upstairs. But that’s better than nothing in my books.

At the moment I feel rather experimental and try out other poetic forms than my preferred haiku inspired one. Today you’ll get my first try at a nonet. Please check out this post here where I find the “new” poetic short forms.



Sitting at home shielding I wonder

about being too cautious and

all these people at the beach

People are different

they say in German

but the virus

does not care




Happy Sunday to you all despite everything!



Bee’s Poem of the Day: Gratefulness

Hello out there, dear readers! I am sending you sunny Saturday greetings. Hopefully, you can enjoy it despite everything.

It is windy here in North Norfolk and feels a little like autumn. Very, very strange. I am spending my day blogging, watching tv and doing some housework. My energy has gone back to nearly normal and I am extremely grateful that so far I got away with only minor side effect to chemotherapy.

I have to admit I am grateful for a lot of things: that my treatment keeps going despite the virus. That they found cancer early. That so many lovely people support me in many different ways. That we have a garden to potter in when I feel like it. Books. My blogs. You blog readers!!!!!

A couple of years ago I made it a habit to find a couple of things in the morning and in the evening that I am grateful for. It is a good habit because as a habit it keeps reminding you when you are down in the dumps that there is always something good in your life. I can only encourage you to take it up πŸ™‚



a simple habit

feeling it

living it

gives life a beautiful glow

that lasts in the dark


Just in case you wonder: this poetic form is called a Shadorma and is a Spanish syllabic poem form. I discovered it today because I wanted to edge away from my haiku inspired poetry. Find out more about it here.

Happy Saturday to you all despite everything.


Bee’s Poem of the Day: Pondering Life

Hello everybody, how are you? No, you don’t want to think about how you feel? That is absolutely fine. It’s a lot to take in at the moment. Feel embraced though because I know you can do it!

I am a little late today with my post. I spent the day checking out Latvian musicians for next weeks “Come Away With Me Challenge” and I discovered a couple of interesting music styles. Also, I had a long conversation online with my cousin who also had cancer. She gave me some good advice. And then somehow the day was over πŸ™‚


Wind blusters outside

Seeing the wisteria

Pondering my life


Happy Friday to you all despite everything!



Bee’s Poem of the Day: Watch the Butterfly

Hello, out there all you lovely people. How are you? I hope you and yours are well.

I have been a little quiet in the last couple of days. As you know, I have started chemotherapy last week Monday, and it took a lot of energy out of me. Thankfully, I do not suffer many side effects (yet), but I still needed a lot of rest and could not get myself to blogging.

So in the next couple of days, I try to share my experience in little poems.

chemicals in me
healing or destroying me
watch the butterfly

Happy Thursday to you all despite everything.

Bee’s Poem of The Day: Breathe

Hello out there in slowly opening up quarantinesphere. I hope you are doing well and you and yours are okay. And if not that you have all the help you need.

As you can imagine, I am not my full self currently. I could start chemotherapy on Monday, and while I don’t have too many side-effects, I am really really exhausted.

For me, it’s a question of getting the balance right between doing a little to no give the depression and anxiety more food than necessary and to rest. I have started to feel a bit useless, which doesn’t help.

So my strategy is as usual. Breathe. Sit connect with the ground and breathe. And complain a little here and here πŸ˜‰ . And breathe. Concentrating on my breathing made me realise that I had started to hold my breath often, and I am no doing the proper old belly breathing. So that is where I begin. So let’s all come together and breathe deeply πŸ™‚


breathe in and out now

soon you will cope much better

smell the peonies


Happy Thursday all of you despite everything.



Bee’s Poem of the Day: Wednesday the 13th?

Hello out there in the debths of the internet. How are you holding up if you are stuck at home? And how areΒ  you holding up if you have to work? I think we often forget, that a lot of people still have to go to work. My husband and I wish they would more often mentioned on tv when people stuck at home complain how bad it is.

Pondering that situation made me wonder if there is a country in which Wednesday the 13th is a bad omen or day. Do you know anything about that?


Wednesday the 13th.

Is that a thing anywhere?

No matter, the sun rises.

Happy Wednesday to you all despite everything.

Bee’s Poem of the Day: Changing Tastes?

Hello out there dear readers, I hope you feel well despite everything. And if you don’t, I’ll send you positive vibes.

I am sitting here for some time not knowing what to write. It’s “Father Brown” on the TV. Not the old version. The new one. Is it just me, who starts to watch things on the TV they usually wouldn’t watch? What about you?

Mist vanished on fields

watching the priest solve murders

yet wondering why


May you have a curious Tuesday despite everything.