Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2020 – #Poetry – Borrow my Place by Miriam Ivarson

Welcome to the current series of Posts from Your Archives in 2020 and if you would like to participate with two of your posts from 2019, you will find all the details in this post: New series of Posts from Your Archives 2020

This is the second post from Miriam Ivarson who shares some more of her poetry with us.


Borrow my Place

I watch them pass, children and adults
Humans of all ages, walking to school.
Skipping, hopping, running,
strolling, marching,
some slowly proceeding.

Just like the tempo of nature itself
we vary our strides, as time goes by.
Girls and boys from four to eleven;
Parents, grandparents, all ages.

All manner of mastering the hill
looking happy this sunny morn.

What delights me most are the bonds I see,
a mother and daughter giggling together,
a father running with his child on the shoulders,
a grandmother with and adoring girl by the hand.

Laughing together.
As do many children whilst skipping ahead.

That is when I feel reporters should borrow my place
by the sunny window, facing the road.
What pictures and stories on the first page,
replacing the grim and the dark.

Fill the papers with vignettes of our daily lives,
There is so much beauty in a smile,
contentment in a bakery or a store.
People sharing lives and caring for one another.

Creating, writing, painting,
planting gardens.
Making homes a place of fun,
of comfort and love.

A sanctuary
A place to just be.

© miriam ivarson


About Miriam Ivarson

It is a long way from a little island in North Sea to the British shores but I did it albeit in a circuitous route.

Much will be revealed as I go along.

I tried my hand at many things but the Arts have always been my love. From tender years books were never far from my side.

Even my den among the rocks had a bookshelf fashioned by my friend and me.

Welcome to my eclectic blog, I hope to see you around.

Connect to Miriam – Blog: My Window

My thanks to Miriam for sharing her poetry with us and I hope you will head over to enjoy more on her blog.. thanks Sally.

25 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2020 – #Poetry – Borrow my Place by Miriam Ivarson

  1. Thank you so very much, Sally, it is really a delight to be featured on your Archive series.
    As I said before, I admire the work and care you invest to feature your fellow bloggers.
    That takes a warm heart. 💐.


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  2. Sally, lovely to see this poem again … I recall it from Miriam’s blog but realise I see other elements within it than the first reading.

    Miriam, now more than ever we need to ‘Fill the papers with vignettes of our daily lives,’. You paint a wonderful image of the world from your window … it should be so around the globe!😀

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  3. I agree with your thoughts in this poem, Miriam. The media share to much negative information and never the positive. Look at this Coronavirus thing which has become a way of inducing fear and mass hysteria. A fabulous poem. Thanks for sharing, Sally.

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    • Wow, Robbie … fabulous poem! You are getting me bigheaded here. Seriously though, we are having the same news here and it does cause panic and angst. I heard many say they can’t sleep from fear.

      We should all do our best with wisdom and knowledge instead of panic.


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  4. What a wonderful poem, again. I am really calaming down, and feeling like in paradise, reading this poem. So differnt to all the causes media are telling today. At least it would be so easy to have a better, paradise like life. Lets do it, be kind. 😉 Thank you, Michael

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