Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Travel the world and you'll surely come to see
Ev'rything there is a part of you and me
Never let doubt put you in a spin
Ev'rything out is a part of in
Ev'rything wants you complete as you can be.

We each are meant to share our song
You'll find it sang within you all along
Small but strong.

Imagine that world stretching far and wide
Needing that song that you hold inside
Needing your gift to complete a grand design
Offer your gift to the world
And watch it shine.

~Lyrics by John Bucchino~
Music by Ian Fraser
From Simeon's Gift
You can read all about Simeon's Gift
 on this blog.  Click on the red lettering
if interested.

I have a book in my collection of 
"Julie Andrews Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies."  Its first edition was in 2009 and I think I have had it for as long.  I love the poems inside and when I remember that it is there, I take it off the bookshelf and start rereading them.  

So, there I was, dusting off the bookshelf again, and I picked up my copy.  It had been a while and it stopped me in mid swipe.  I went to sit down in my favorite corner, to start reading, dusting forgotten for the time being.  I had already put the kettle on as it was time for a cup of tea, and a good read.  The dusting can wait don't you think?

I picked this piece for my post today.  I also was curious about the title and truthfully I don't remember the story, but sometimes I just need to give the old brain box a dusting too.  Always good to get that refresher.  The link in red lettering above will take you to a review of Simeon's Song. 


  1. I like the poem, and love the photo. Is it a photo or a painting? Come to think of it, it looks more like a painting.

    1. Hi Ginny, my photo today was taken several years ago on a road trip in the south west. Just one of those many interesting sights as we were driving, taken from the passenger seat. I used the local tone mapping feature and added the frame in Paint Shop Pro. I had also transformed the original photo with a sepia toning in the same program.

  2. Hello, I like the poem, thanks for sharing. I saw a recent interview with Julie Andrews and her daughter, they talked about writing their books. Take care and have a great day!

    1. Hi Eileen, you are very welcome. I would have enjoyed the interview you mentioned. Thank you and the same to you :)

  3. I was a big Sound of Music fan as a child. So interesting to learn of this book Simeon's gift and of her daughter.

    1. I enjoyed it too Christine, remember driving into the city with a group of people to watch it on a big screen. Thank you :)

  4. That's a nice poem with cute rhyming. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Gigi and you are very welcome :)

  5. Travel certainly opens up our minds to look at how others live.

  6. of course dusting can wait. books have to be dusted? ha ha

  7. Hi Denise,
    Beautiful words and delightful photo.
    You and yours keep safe and well
    Best wishes

    1. Hi John, thank you and I wish the same for you :)

  8. Great photo and poem. Stay safe. Diane

  9. I do enjoy the lady...Julie Andrews. She's so bubbly. Enjoyable prose (enjoyed that too)

  10. Read poetry or dust the shelves? No contest! I’m off to follow the link.

  11. Replies
    1. So glad you enjoyed it Mersad :) Thank you!


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