Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Take Time To:--By Annie Jenkin--England

Take Time To:

Watch a fly jump about on a floor,
Watch the ants industriously explore,
Watch a loose feather gently descend,
Watch how a breeze makes tall grasses bend,
Watch how the colour of flowers merge and blend,

Hear a honey bee searching for pollen,
Hear the sea gulls’ cry and commotion,
Hear a train leave the station,
Hear the water flow down a drain,
Hear a raindrop on a window pane.

Savour the taste of apple or pear,
Savour the smell of shampoo in hair,
Savour the rare sense of life being fair,
Savour the feeling of being able to care,
Savour the moment of a shared pleasure.

Feel the heat of the afternoon sun
Feel the satisfaction of a job well done,
Feel the sadness of those who are absent.
Feel the delight of giving a present,
Feel the warmth of a hand held tight.

Annie Jenkin lives in Plymouth, England. Having not written poetry for many years, Annie has returned to poetry writing with enthusiasm. Her writing explores several subject areas that are insightful, humorous but can also be sensitive.


  1. Beautiful poem, Annie. So pleased to see you here, Jack x

  2. Dear Annie,

    It's good to see you already have a lovely comment from Jack. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here. Thank you for sharing your words with us. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Best wishes,

  3. Annie, I love your focus on the senses and how one perceives them all. Yes, I can tell that you are a sensitive soul with a deep feeling in your heart about which to write with such depth. Beautiful words, indeed! Sheri

  4. Thank you Annie for sharing your thought provoking poem. Reminds us basically to stop & smell the roses because life is but a vapor & nobody is promised tomorrow! ~Chris

  5. Hi Annie. Welcome to Whispers. Thank you for sharing your delightful poem. I enjoyed taking time to think about things that give me peace and joy. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. Annie,
    Nice poem! It is always good to enjoy the pleasures in life, no matter how small. Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  7. Welcome to Whisperss, Annie:
    It was nice to stop and experience all these sensual memories.
    Aloha from SuZ