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When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every day.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Small Stone: Jan 10, 2012

Hollow hallowed sound,
Echoes through advancing gloam;
The owl has returned.
I sit up, spine long,
Aligned with the mélange of hardwoods
Soaring white pine;
Attentive as the dog,
Together we listen to the primeval forest song,
She, whining,
A bit spooked or perhaps singing along.
And me?
Silenced by awe.


  1. Wonderfully atmospheric Laura.

  2. Boy, you don't see the word "gloam" too much any more -- good for you for using it! Makes me think of that Scottish folk song "Roamin' in the Gloamin'".

  3. i have missed your small stones, they are all lovely.

    i think i remember that you got a new camera, looks like things are going really well with that!!

  4. Beutifully written Laura. I like the sound of owls.

  5. Nice, to be alert to the sounds of nature. Lovely writing.

  6. The owl has returned- seeming to see into the core. Maybe it is the owls solitary nature that your dog is unsure of. I found that contrast most beautiful... the pack animal calling to the solitary one. Thank you for your thoughts yesterday--- I think they were a blessing. xo teri

  7. A fascinating photo and a haunting poem :o)

  8. Welcome back to this special visitor. I know how much you look forward to her (his) arrival! Enjoy...

  9. We occasionally see or hear an owl in our woods ~ that last two times were late at night as we settled into bed before a trip the next day. I took that as a good omen. Owls are awe-inspiring to me, perhaps it's their focus and determination.

  10. Vivid song of nature, and awe is the appropriate response.

  11. A great capture with nice vivid imagery, wonderful piece!

  12. first...i love the songs of the forest and the wild...and to see and owl...i have not seen one in a few years...that would be a gift to me...smiles.

  13. Love to be in awe of nature. :)

  14. ~the photo is almost like a you are looking up upon the tree...beautiful words and nothing like a walk in the woods to bring calmness to ones day...much love light and blessings~

  15. What a wonderful poem and picture! Love the phrase "primeval forest song"


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