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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Freed Verse

In the car, 
A moody ride,
The slightest hint of blue,
Beneath the sun's eye
And just above the brilliance,
Can you see it?
A soft heart opens, 
Hidden well, true,
But present and
Reclining amongst the drama 
Of sky being sky 
On a dark December day
As we drive past.
First thought,
Courage,
Observing leaves that linger,
Facing the wind as
The cold darkness creeps.
Then sudden sadness
Is it bravery or
Binding fear?
But of course
Fear and courage are partners
It is the immobilization
That awakens tears,
With an icy sting.
These leaves becoming brittle,
Still clinging,
Unable to free themselves
From the place they know
Their way of being in the world
Transforming 
As sun becomes obscured
By clouds laden with rain and snow
Light returns then goes
They remain
Frozen in time 
Changing through them,
Completely unaware.
Am I the heart in sweet repose?
Trusting sky to be sky
Faith nestled around frailty 
Patience my companion with
Enigmatic Energy, Spirit, God
That somehow I just KNOW
Or a shivering leaf that can't let go?
Mostly the heart, mostly,
Tucked inside this body while
Recumbent upon the universe
A freed verse
Held and releasing,
A unified motion in stilled grace.

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40 comments:

  1. Am I the heart in sweet repose? trusting the sky to be sky ... lovely lines ...

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  2. Beautiful post, gorgeous photos and prose. Shine on.
    Thanks for your lovely visit.
    Victoria~

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  3. Very nice. Deep and calming. Thank you. :-)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. Both words..and images!!!

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  5. Beautifully written and an difficult question to ponder.

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  6. Moving poem, Laura, springing from your heart and the photos. God bless you today.

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  7. Beautiful words, that collectively have a lovely rhythm....the photos are smack on....with the words/sentiment.

    A very moving poem presenting an intriguing thought.

    Lady Nyo

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  8. The Heart.
    Open eye. So lovely to witness.

    Thank you

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  9. What a poignant poem, isn't it wonderful how inspiring trees can be? I always love including them in my photos :o)

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  10. Wow- your poetry is so beautiful, moving... a blessing to read.

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  11. exquisite words woven with images, Laura.

    thank you for sharing it all.

    xo

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  12. A great poem, Laura. It moves througha range of landscape and emotions. Well done.

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  13. oh you tackle a tough one..and yet beautifully done...with a ring of the season as well...

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  14. "Am I the heart in sweet repose?" - I loved that line. There's no doubt your heart is sweet, Laura, and while you rail against the forced reposing, it certainly provides you with truly reflective and heart-touching poetry.

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  15. Particularly enjoyed the descriptive passages of the natural world... the barren Decemberscape you make beautiful... and the photo art is very apt

    Nice work

    Luke @ WordSalad

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  16. Yes, you are a freed verse! Beautiful poem, Laura!

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  17. Such a lovely expression of emotion and season. Great job!

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  18. Oh Laura, your beautiful words just flow in this poem...such a gift to me this cold morning...thank you...((((Laura)))...sending you happy thoughts, love and hugs...XX

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  19. Laura, this is beautiful. Reflective thoughts of God and you, the season, emotions and the photos. I love how you weave so much into your words.

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  20. Once again, you have inspired me. Thank you.

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  21. So beautiful, and true, and perfect.

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  22. These words jumped out at me today. Thank you for your sharing, Laura.

    These leaves becoming brittle,
    Still clinging,
    Unable to free themselves
    From the place they know
    Their way of being in the world
    Transforming

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  23. i love how you combine nature, pics and emotions and weave them into words..beautiful

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  24. A nice reflections poem. Pictures went very well with it. :)

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  25. I feel such a different energy coming from you this week, Laura, and it's so spectacular!

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  26. Beautiful words
    Reflective words
    Wonderful photos
    They speak to the heart

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  27. Laura, hello ~

    THIS is totally up my alley! Thank you for sharing it, so glad your words have bumped into me today.

    Oh, and, I see it.

    :)

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  28. Yes. Thank you. So very, very beautiful.

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  29. Beautiful post with words and words. I really like the good words in your header.

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  30. Poetic lines and images combine very well. Love the line "Or a shivering leaf that can't let go?" Perfect question to ponder at that point in the poem. Lovely poem

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  31. a shimmering leaf that can't let go.... i love that. nice to meet you :)

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  32. I see you as safe ...
    cradled in the universe ...
    the Power that supports you ...
    As gently as the heart
    in sweet repose ...

    What a beautiful heart. I see it best in the bottom picture, soft and sweet. Just like your beautiful spirit, my friend.
    clytie-randomhearts.blogspot.com

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  33. You are the leaf.
    You are the heart.
    You are the photos and words.
    You are the sky.

    There is nothing untouched by you.

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  34. Gorgeous words of faith, trust, fear, courage and nature. Very uplifting.

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  35. Incredible photos; incredible verse! Thank you so much.

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  36. And with the last verse I came undone ~
    Faith nestled around frailty...
    Or a shivering leaf that can't let go?
    Mostly the heart, mostly,
    Tucked inside this body while
    Recumbent upon the universe...

    Words fail me. Thank you for sharing this.

    Blessings to you, dear Laura ~

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  37. No words to describe... beautiful!

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  38. Love to you, dear Laura. You have no idea how much you help me reading your posts.

    THANK you. Wishing you lovely week ahead.

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