Even Now

This is my first post on this blog. Five people ‘liked’ it so I was encouraged to keep blogging. Two years later I am feeling the futility of it all and finding it difficult to lift a digit to strike the keyboard. In lieu of posting, I have decided to offer this to new readers. My apologies to the handful of followers who read every post on my blog.

Life is But This 命

This poem was published in “A Pocketful of Sequins” , produced by Moonstone Media to raise fund for The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Breast Cancer Network Australia and The National Breast Cancer Centre.

Even the moon wanes

Even the sun sets

Stars ceased to glow

Long ago

Tides recede and

Mountains slide into seas

Blossoms that scent the night

Shroud the earth by dawn

And the heat of fierce embrace

Fades in the glare of day

Yet birds go berserk every morning

Breaking their breasts with song

As mourning mists drift away

And the sun rises

Again and again

And again

(c) Mary Tang 2015

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About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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12 Responses to Even Now

  1. Sunshine Jansen says:

    I don’t believe I ever saw this first post, so am glad to have the opportunity to read this beautiful opener. You know I relate intimately to the challenge of lifting that finger; sometimes the blog gave me purpose, and increasingly often simply intruded (in some way I still can’t define) on the act of living. Whether you continue or move on, your writings have enriched my world a great deal. Enjoy your time of reading and reflection. I’m about to call it a day and curl up with a book right now. :)

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  2. gaiainaction says:

    Love that poem Mary. I have always enjoyed your blogs, sometimes a break might be a good idea, but like others said as well I would miss you if you went, I count you among my best followers and friends. Enjoy your reading too.

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  3. Such a moving reflection on time and tide, Mary. Thanks for making sure we got a chance to read it

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  4. Well worth reading again, and again and again.

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  5. arlingwoman says:

    This is lovely, Mary. I never knew why your blog had its title. You no doubt know that everything has a season or use and if the blog no longer does what it did for you , you should rethink what you’re doing. I would miss you if you stopped, but you might just rethink it. It’s okay not to post or to let it go. Sometimes something runs its course and sometimes you need to do something different. Now I’m repeating myself.

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