Day Seven: Gifting

Today’s post is dedicated to Claudia McGill and all who leave their art or words behind for others to find. And blogging is nothing but.

The first poem-a-day week out of four is behind me. Today I wish you to look at the photos first, the poem comes at the end.

Claudia has about four blogs in which she shares her various fascinating activities such as poetry-writing marathons, short story illustrating and orienteering, but today I’d like you to have a look at her blog Sometimes You Get So Confused in which she shows us her art drop-offs. Here is the last piece. Hurry, maybe it’s still there.

Influenced by her art and the spots where she drops it, I passed this scene in February behind our train station and thought for a millisecond that Claudia was here.

And while we are there, at one of my favourite spots, we will make a circle with views in all directions.

Claudia concludes her post with what I wish you all as well: Happy Spring! Happy Art!

Challenge 7: “Write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?”


A gift:
or poison,
depends on who you ask.

I’d like to gift
the world and me a new job,
blow it
out of proportion,
render others

Do all jobs blow?

My job?
I like to leave
art to artists,
poems to poets,
shots to photographers
and doors to everybody

just as some leave
stones for the takers.

Gifting is
giving to yourself
as much as to others,
and lucky us who can.

For Day 7 of NaPoWriMo



  1. You’ve given me a gift today, and I am really feeling very special. Your words meant so much to me. Thank you. And I love the stone, I believe he was set there (how, we do not really need to know, but there might be magic involved) for you to see. I 100% agree with what you said: I enjoy giving, the idea that someone will be made happy even for a moment, and I feel very lucky to be able to set this in motion. It’s why I keep the art drop offs going, because I am happy that I have something to give.

    I hope you will keep writing. I love your distinctive and very honest way of expressing yourself.

    And I wonder what those giant plants are by the gate? To me I wondered if I had suddenly grown small and they were sedum plants that had not flowered yet…!

    Very happy poetry writing to you, and many more. Thank you.

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    1. You’re very welcome, Claudia! 🙂 Honest is the only way to be. The plants are cactus bushes, in Latin it’s Opunzia, you call them pear-something. Prickly-pear! Their fruit is edible too but I’m not a fan. Happy creation to you too!

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  2. I couldn’t find any place to write a note.. I’d written it in the search box! Now suddenly this comments page pops up. Here I go again, wandering around lost in WordPress. I loved your little “found” cave guy and the fact that you left him there. Also love that gate shot.. idyllic. Thanks for leaving me a photo and a poem–both my own and yours!

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    1. Thank you, Judy, for persevering in finding the comment spot. I had a look and the Search field is indeed bigger and more inviting. 😀 And thanks for finding the follow button as well. This is not a much populated passage from the station. As you can see, there is nothing on the other side. I hope the guy will be there for a long time.


      1. I started this new one with the new year, the previous one is closed now. Indeed, the followers are not automatically transported to the new one, which is a shame. I like this one most of all, and it’s my fourth already in five years!

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  3. Wonderful photos (and captions)–and this:
    “I like to leave
    art to artists,
    poems to poets,
    shots to photographers
    and doors to everybody

    just as some leave
    stones for the takers.”

    Lucky us, indeed!

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