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Monday, October 15, 2012

As We Drifted


birch bark
vessel open
floating free
heaven’s light
revealed within
strung on earthly
silver strands to guide
it-us home ever so gently
towards eternal sacred center
dry land appears precisely when
 one has been rocked and lulled into
forgetful slumber -then we awaken- souls
supported by the embrace of the present moment
home again and it–we were here all along as we drifted











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56 comments:

  1. Laura, this is so beautiful--birch trees are my favourite, probably because of their unique bark.
    The photo is exquisite!

    By the way, so glad I discovered your blog! Like the way you posted here in the sidebar about the anthology.

    Made my Monday!

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  2. Spectacularly beautiful photo and accompanying poem. Your words and images always take me to such a serene place. Beautiful eyes you see through, Laura.

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  3. we were here all along as we drifted...smiles...i like how this wraps back in on itself a bit....and truth you know...

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    1. always great to see you ma'am...happy OLN....and i hope this finds you doing well...

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  4. Love the photograph, and the poem is wonderful! It's amazing how far we drift sometimes.

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  5. Oh, I REALLY like the idea of the 'embrace of the present moment.' Beautiful work!

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  6. Love the photo and the way it seems to speak the words that enlarge with meaning. Beautiful thoughts here. Let us embrace the moment.

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  7. Beautiful writing, and a wonderful photograph.

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  8. thank you Laura



    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  9. A very creative photo! A measure of high artistic talent! And a beautiful verse too, Laura!

    Hank

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  10. So much happens... as we drift, unaware.

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  11. I'm right there with you in the present moment....there is no other moment! Lovely write and the photo is stunning!

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  12. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Laura.

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  13. Beautiful poem and photograph...so thankful as we drift we can return home again.

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  14. Love reading your writing. Wonderful shot too, like a piece of jewelry...

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  15. Nice capture! The poem is very fantastic too.

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  16. Simply beautiful! I am your newest follower. Would be grateful to have you as follower of my blog as well.

    Late visit from Blue Monday. I can't wait to read your comment on my BLUE entry.

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  17. Truly beautiful...the words as well as the image. Your header picture lit up my study...so spectacular!!!

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  18. Oh, Laura...to see through your eyes...what a gift.

    The light caught in the water there suspended on this spiral of golden bark, ( love birch...so many uses, so anciently time-less), this and your words gentle and guiding...a gift.

    Thank you, Laura. ((hugs))

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  19. I love how you saw the eternal sacred centre in this image, and the shape of your poem gives extra impact to the words.

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  20. Beautiful--photo and words, shape and form, and thus we are where we are, though we thought we had drifted. Thank you too for visiting my blog.

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  21. A gorgeous poem! Love the shape you gave to your words, adds much to the meaning,

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  22. What a beautiful capture of textures and tones.

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  23. What a beautiful capture of textures and tones.

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  24. How beautiful Laura! Words, picture, texture, shapes....perfection.

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  25. The photograph is another stunner. Your poem simply completes the picture. I love the last line Brian and several others have picked out

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  26. Your photos never cease to gladden the heart. Your poem, so uniquely shaped embraces the essence of the all-encompassing "now".

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/10/16/flowing-example/

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  27. So very true! And I love your photos as everyone else does.

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  28. Lovely words for nature notes.

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  29. Lovely photo and poem, Laura! A great post!

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  30. Absolutely beautiful, Laura.. your capture and your poetic words.

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  31. Thank you Laura for your kind words. xo

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  32. this flows with such dreamlike quality..a peaceful write and i love the pic as well..like always..

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  33. Very nice and lovely done photo

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  34. I love the reality of this poem...how we forget that we were home all along. We just need to see it.

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  35. beautiful words and photo that speak to the soul ❤ God bless :-)

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  36. Oh you have such a deeply spiritual connection to nature and I love how you are able to showcase it with your poetry..lovely post.. Thank you for your kind comment regarding my Mother..this is a difficult time and I am trying to avoid relapse which is hard... hugs..Michelle

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  37. Perfect package of verse and art, Laura! Stirring!

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  38. Beautiful and artistic photo and lovely poem. Living in the moment is a spiritual journey. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog and for following me. I'll follow you back :)

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  39. I liked your shape poem. And the later leaf one also. We lived in New Hampshire long ago and the trees in the fall were soooo pretty. I tell people that when winter comes and the trees drop their leaves a person can see what the countryside looks like.

    Sorry I am so late in returning your comment, thank you for yours. My travel looked like to Texas but actually it led me to London (UK) and after I found they had Internet I can do blogging again.
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  40. aloha Laura - this feels like a meditation journey. possibly departing from within the photo.. the initial moments of random thoughts surfacing from the world around us until we slip further and further into our center when we find we are resurfacing again having traveled far all from one place - our center. cool. i like that. aloha.

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  41. You are a fantastic writer and photographer.Oh I love this it grabs my heart and soul. Beautiful. B

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  42. What an interesting picture :-) love the poem :-) Dropping by from Blue Monday :-)

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  43. Nice lines.. Thanks for sharing it..

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