My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

August 29, 2010 “small things” A Sunday 160

@monkey man

“small things”

the little foxes spoil the vine
those tiny things we fret and pine
just one brick is naught at all
a thousand bricks make a wall
so keep the small things small

©tlh   8/29/2010


26 responses

  1. Such a glorious message carried by your poem……

    August 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    • Thank you, Neva, and thanks much for your visits 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm

  2. Wonderful philosophy of life, packed into a delightful 160-character package. Good one, Tracy.

    August 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    • Thanks, Patti, you are a true jewel to me 😉

      August 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm

  3. they do tend to pile up quick dont they…like the fox reference…nice 160 tracy

    August 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    • Thank you, Brian, for your time, and as always your comments; they are much appreciated.

      August 29, 2010 at 3:48 pm

  4. I love the message in your 160 today. Simplicity itself.

    August 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    • Thanks, Cheryl 🙂 It needs to be simple for me 😉 LOL

      August 29, 2010 at 3:47 pm

  5. Brilliant piece today, Tracy. And the fact that you included foxes in it just endears me even more (yup, I love foxes)! Big thumbs up from me, good sir. 🙂

    August 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    • Thanks, Tony. glad you liked it. We have lots of foxes here in these mountains, mostly red ones, but gray ones too. 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm

  6. this is playful
    and beautiful,

    keep small things small,
    while a thousand things make a wall,

    timeless lines.

    August 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    • Thank you, Jingle…your kindnesses are very much appreciated. YOU ROCK 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 3:50 pm

  7. Loved the rhythm here, it complements the lesson as well. Bravo!

    August 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    • Thank you, My Dear Friend, I’m pleased you like the piece 🙂 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm

  8. Point noted, my friend!!
    Too many aspects in this life, and yet we choose to fret over the smaller, lesser significant ones..
    I wonder why!

    Well written, T!!

    August 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    • Thanks for the support and friendship, K…you are one of my favorites 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm

      • hmm.. now THAT has me thinking both ways, Tracy… that you fret over me, and that I one of your favorite favorites! 😉

        August 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

      • Well…you moved to the top of a short list when I found out you are such a Pink Floyd fan 🙂 Shine On You Crazy Diamond 😉

        August 30, 2010 at 7:16 pm

      • Wooohhooo!!! And all I can say is “Keep Talking”… 😉

        August 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm

  9. Nicely played, Tracy. Another excellent 160. Thank you for playing.

    August 29, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    • Thank you, Sir…always a pleasure to play on Sundays 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

  10. Fabulous words to keep in mind as I start my week. Thanks Tracy.

    August 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    • 🙂 Thank You, Cindy…hope you have a splendid week! 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm

  11. We have talked about this…goes much deeper and point noted Cowboy. It has so much truth. ~ Red x

    August 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    • Yep, my dearest friend, we must keep the little things swept away so we cam more easily get to the bigger ones. Thank You for being here 🙂

      August 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm

  12. Poeming philosphical … nicely done, Tracy. Enjoyed much …

    August 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm

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