13 In poetry/ six years in london

i am a white cloud, hanging on the line

jo, emma, me, meg, pen. photo by susannah

i still remember how it was when we first arrived in london… i felt overwhelmed, terribly alone and like i knew nothing about the world or where my place was in it.

back then, the likelihood of finding any really amazing people in such a populated land as the uk seemed impossible.

it was through this blog that i’ve formed some amazing friendships with people i’d probably never have met had i not ever turned up here.

today, i got to again hang out with five amazing women i have met through being online. they are all gorgeous and, though this was only the second time we’ve actually hung out together, for me it was like being amongst friends i’d known forever. i wish i had the words to explain to you all what their friendship means to me.

every single one of them is a treasure. a gift. a rare and precious jewel.

meg, penny, jo, susannah, emma – you all make my life a better & brighter place, simply by being in it.

i am a white cloud, hanging on the line
summer breeze brushing
eyelids, fingertips… a
wellspring of laughter
escaping through ruby lips;
playful adventures
with friends of mine,
today i am a white cloud
hanging on the line.

  • katherine
    21/10/2009 at 18:44

    may I ask, how do you “make friends” on here? i’m sorta new to the blogging world & hear all these wonderful stories about online connections, but am a bit clueless how they actually transpire?!?! :)

  • liz elayne
    11/08/2009 at 20:06

    oh i love this phrase…this image of the white cloud.

    looks like such a beautiful day! so glad you have these women in your world…


  • Jennifer Lee
    05/08/2009 at 18:55

    Look how cute you all are together!! Makes me want to have a day in person with my blogging “nurture huddle” friends. Ahhhh.

  • postcards from … » unfolding
    05/08/2009 at 10:48

    […] i had the most fabulous day last sunday hanging out with five other delightful women i am blessed to call friends. they all inspire me, provoke me, make me consider what is really important, keep me real, motivate me to live my most authentic life… […]

  • darlene
    04/08/2009 at 22:31

    so lovely :-) and i am just excited that i get to meet you soon!! xo

  • Lisa
    04/08/2009 at 00:14

    Oh, this makes me smile :-)

    How wonderful for all of you to have found each other! Yay!

    And in a bit of synchronicity, yesterday and today (for the first time this summer) I had sheets out drying on the clothes line.

  • Susannah
    03/08/2009 at 21:30

    you’re such a cutie :) next time we need longer!! x

  • Emily
    03/08/2009 at 09:17

    Sounds like a wonderful day ~
    When I first got to NZ I had similar thoughts because people seemed to keep themselves to themselves, but I too found some special folk (and now miss them). I wish the flight between countries was just that little bit shorter, as I’m sure you do too :)
    I have some of your homeland with me and will be in touch soon to deliver it to you in London!
    Be well,

  • Jo
    03/08/2009 at 08:41

    You were also pretty cute hanging on that swing. I have photographic proof.
    Very lovely to see you again Sweetie.

  • PixieDust
    02/08/2009 at 23:08

    Sounds like a bit of heaven…


  • pen*
    02/08/2009 at 22:27

    oh leonie,
    you make my world a better place :)
    thanks for a lovely day.

  • megg
    02/08/2009 at 22:02

    I am honoured to know you!!

    Wishing your cute self was still here!

    LOVE, meg

  • Carol
    02/08/2009 at 21:52

    It’s always lovely to meet such amazing women who we form natural and lasting connections too :-)