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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shiviti






I'm drawn to ragged weeds drying
Dying slow in a frosty field
Shiviti Adonai l'negdi tamid
Grasses bow low--browning stalks
Lean forward with humility
Shiviti Adonai l'negdi tamid
They shuckle in the breeze
I sway--this becomes my prayer too
Shiviti Adonai l’negdi tamid
I try to remember that where I focus
Attention and intention is a choice



שִׁוִּיתִי יְהוָה לְנֶגְדִּי תָמִיד
Shiviti Adonai l’negdi tamid
I place the Holy One before me always 
 Psalm 16:8


20 comments:

  1. This is a lovely sharing of memorable thought proving words.

    I too, find a certain beauty in natures endings.

    Thank you.

    You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    ((hugs))

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  2. Beautiful poem... "browning stalks / Lean forward with humility" ... I felt a lovely shift within, these words so poignant...

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  3. Such exquisite beauty in the frosty details. Love these!

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  5. A beautiful post, I love how fascinating and touching you make the simple things in life :o)

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  6. "I try to remember that where I focus attention and intention is a choice." There are still times when this comes as a surprise to me when I think of it. How is it that I don't remember?

    Thank you, dear Laura, for the reminder ~

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  7. LX- amazing images of the weeds - dead but full of beauty. I have such admiration for weeds - they have such resilience, such ability to come alive when we think they are beaten. Thanks for reminding me that the flowers of today are but resilient weeds of eons ago. Go well. B

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  8. Beautiful photographs and a great philosophy Laura.

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  9. such a wonderful reminder Laura - the choice is always there. And your photos demonstrate how much beauty can be found, everywhere. I love the delicacy in the last one especially :)
    xoxo K

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  10. The photos are stupendous. Attention and intention are a choice - what a great reminder. It hit home for me.

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  11. What a wonderful blue pearl in the midst of greys and browns ...

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  12. Beautiful photos. I love how you've captured the drops of dew in the last pic. thanks for dropping by my blog today. I sympathize with you for having lost power. Thank goodness it wasn't during the coldest part of your year though it was probably cold enough. xx

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  13. A lovely meditation. Gorgeous words and pictures...

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  14. Superb pics...I especially liked the last one...only if the focus was better on the drop! Great work anyways...

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  15. Gorgeous tones, light, and selective focus in these images, Laura.

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  16. What beautiful pictures you have here. Love the light you have captured.

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  17. Absolutely aMAZing!!!

    May your Thanksgiving be a blessed one... safe, happy, and ful'filling'!!!

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  18. Wishing you a great holiday. I have been thinking of you and hope you and your family are doing well. Peace be with you my friend.

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