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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.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Blue Water Drum


ice thins then thickens
winter skin stretched tight across
a blue water drum

the rhythm changes
with the mood of wind's whimsy
warm tease or frigid

fragile openings
reveal fluid grace
beneath the surface


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haiku my heart at recuerda mi corazon

~Real Toads~ 
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Smiling Sally



52 comments:

  1. It's amazing how much talent is available here. Your photo is beautiful and the words go straight to the heart.

    "fluid grace beneath the surface." I guess we all have some of that.

    (Thank you Laura for your kind words on my blog.)

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  2. Beautiful photos and words to go with them!
    Have a great day.
    Greetings Mette

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  3. Hello,

    very beauty ice photographs - the blue is magic!

    Regards Senna

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  4. Laura, your photos are stunning. You have a great photographic eye for form, shape, and color.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a member. Welcome. Please feel free to visit often and leave all the comments you like. I have recently been trying to capture the feeling and experience of snow and ice.

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  5. just the words
    a blue water drum

    exult a love song for life so vibrant i am transported to healing waters.
    i am singing with the clarity of mindful beauty, i am at once sacred ordinary, fire and ice, perfect being.

    your grace inspires.

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  6. This was a fantastic pictures and words!

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  7. I loved this gorgeous description of this in between winter and spring time.
    The idea of the Blue Water Drum is great imagery. Excellent!

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  8. Absolutely spectacular photos - and a beautiful verbal accompaniment. Such a gift this Sunday morning. You have the gift of Seeing the "little miracles".

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  9. Beautiful - both your words and images. The blues are so rich and deep. Stunning!

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  10. The first verse stands alone as a great haiku.

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  11. I like the winter/drum imagery very much!

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  12. Wonderful composition, I like these forms in the ice and a delightful poem.

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  13. love the icy cold ocean imagery.
    deep dig of life.

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  14. Śliczne zdjęcia "niebieskiego" lodu, a szczególnie pierwsze. Pozdrawiam. *** Beautiful pictures of "blue" ice, especially the first. Yours.

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  15. Wow:O) wonderful pictures. If you want you can join my photochallenge on skipperfruasfotoblogg.blogspot.com
    The subject is mothersday. Is subject the right word to juse here? Have a great new week:O) And tank you for following me:O)

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  16. and you make us hear the music.

    lovely

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  17. Wow! Wonderful photos ~ and excellent haiku!

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  18. lovely pictures and haiku set ~

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  19. What beautiful photography! I love your words too, winter and water/ice are two of my favourite things.

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  20. These photos are breathtaking, Laura and I love your poem. :)

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  21. Absolutely exquisite you've given birth to another beautiful poem :)

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  22. You have caught the beauty of so well.

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  23. the openings are indeed fragile. the blue infused photos are quite striking.

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  24. we are thinking of winter water and ice
    grace is what we all need

    great haiku

    blessings....

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  25. the second shot is especially striking

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  26. Beautiful in every way Laura.

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  27. I love how well the photos and words match. You've described freeze and thaw well.

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  28. Love this shade of blue.

    Happy 1st Blue Monday, Laura. Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

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  29. A very nice blue presentation with great words.

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  30. Beautiful compositions and blue tones.

    Warm greetings and best wishes

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  31. I try to welcome fluid grace into my life daily. Thanks for the reminder...



    A Painted, Shadowy Image

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  32. Those are very beautiful pictures of natural ice. Thanks for choosing to follow my blog about float cabin living. If you ever have a question, just leave a comment or send an email through the link in my profile. - Margy

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  33. Beautiful images Laura, and such crisp, clear blues!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!

    lisa.

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  34. Lovely haiku! I see this all the time throughout the winter as the water freezes and thaws.

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  35. Wonderful blue tones.

    Happy MM

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  36. Lovely!

    Please come and see my BLUE Adventure entry. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  37. Your heart shaped tree and moon below are beautiful! But I love the tree and your stories about it the best. I hope you stay in remission!!

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  38. so much here to see and think about. thank you for sharing.

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  39. These are truly wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. Love the first haiku, Laura, whose imagery could easily infer the skin of an almost-gone woman. Nicely done.

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  41. Love the form and texture and beauty. It's a different kind of year for ice as it freezes, melts, and freezes again ~ another example of continual change.

    Happy Valentine's Day, Laura ~

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  42. What lovely poetry. The blue of the ice is magical.

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  43. beautiful blues :-) Visiting late from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.kandhistools.com/my-blue-septic-tank-treatment/

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