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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Faith Whispers



Daffodil dreams wished into a faded yellow sky,
northern earth dwellers tug winter's worn skirt:

Demanding,
“Where is chartreuse? We’re as tired as you.”

Suggesting,
“Let your bone wearied fingers soften, release your frozen grip.”

Promising,
“We’ll fall in love with first snowflakes,
the enchantment of icicles
bright berries scarlet on white
(whining)

next year too.”


winter sky burns cold
bruised clouds surround pale-eyed sun
“patience,” faith whispers

A third day sick in bed with a cold or some such virus, listening to the call and response of birds in the forest on this otherwise quiet morning, I enjoy the freedom of which they sing. 



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68 comments:

  1. so lovely, the sky, clouds, sun/moon, photos. i always see the hand of God in stormy clouds.

    spring is popping out a little here in "hot Florida". we'll have one more cold snap.

    we are organizing to go on the road again. i'm sorting through my books, trading some out. this is always difficult for me.

    hope you are having some fun girl!

    you remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Hi,Laura. Nice captures. I like your second photo very much. Thanks for sharing. BTW, I tried to paticipate in your meme last week,but unfortunately I could not. Something was wrong. But I could not find the reason. Wishing you a good days.

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  3. Beautiful sky images. Your poems are always lovely to read! Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

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  4. Your sky photos are just breath taking!

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  5. Hi Laura, I love the lighting in your macro, beautiful sky pictures and trees too.

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  6. stopping by to say hello and to see what you have been up to - great photos!

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  7. So soothing your pictures and words. Patience - we need that for so much of life. Thank you Laura. Hope you're well.

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  8. Laura, this is such a beautiful post. If I read your inspiring words without pictures, I would imagine exactly the beautiful images you use to accompany them. (And I would think how I wish I could actually take the pictures I dream about ... you actually DO!)

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  9. Dear Laura,
    wonderful sky pictures, love it all!
    Wish you a nice day
    moni

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  10. Beautiful photos, beautiful words.

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  11. A lovely serie of sky-photos!
    Nice to see!

    My B&W Blog: http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  12. These photos are gorgeous!!!

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  13. Such wonderful sky-shots! So lovely! Your last photo is my favorite - love it!

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  14. lovely sky photos and beautiful poem!

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  15. Lovely photos and lovely words Laura.

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  16. Beautiful sky shots, very peaceful.

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  17. I like your beautiful overcast skyshots.

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  18. Lovely soothing sky captures.

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  19. Oh I love this. Admiration, appreciate and affection for the winter .. however sick of it we are. Like a fun guest who stayed too long. Come back next year. ;) Great post, Laura.

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  20. Daffodil dreams....! Oh how I love the words, the emotion it invokes.

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  21. Enjoying your words and photos, Laura.

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  22. Now they are beautiful images. Lovely captures Laura, great stuff.

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  23. your photos capture nature at its most shining moments

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  24. What a beautiful post Laura ... so strong in the choice of pictures and very strong and divine in the words. Thank you for participating in Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Namaste

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  25. ha.dandelion dreams...i have them, but i am getting snow and ice today...smiles...i am having a bit too much of winters beauty this year....smiles.

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  26. I LOVE that Haiku. "..patience, faith whispers...how beautiful is that!!

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  27. Indeed, patience is a virtue few have. We must learn from faith! Wonderful!

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  28. You are presenting us some beautiful sky images again, Laura.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  29. Soft beautiful images and words...water color streaming skies.
    x...x

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  30. Laura...You did it again!
    Turning this tired, overstayed Winter into something to behold
    Loved your Beautiful 55
    I know how hard it is to combine writing prompts, you are THE QUEEN!
    Thanks again for your sharing and support
    have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  31. Amazing, beautiful, magic pictures!
    I can't find the link-manager for the macro...
    http://wieczorama.blogspot.de/2014/03/feuertulpe.html
    Happy Weekend, Wieczora (◔‿◔)

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  32. oh for such patience... I love the line “Let your bone wearied fingers soften, release your frozen grip....” yes, I too whisper with faith... XO

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  33. Very poetic and beautiful shots!

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  34. Our first daffodils opened today, patience was rewarded after 'tugging at winter's skirt'. x

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  35. Dandelion dreams... hmm I'm afraid it will be dandy lions instead...

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  36. What lovely skies and photos - the structure of those clouds is so delicate.

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  37. Lovely photos and delightful haiku with 'faith whispers' ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  38. Your camera found so much beauty in spite of this tiresome winter! And yes, there is much to be learned from having to wait for spring!

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  39. That patience haiku is absolutely stunning, have a nice Friday, happy you dropped in at my blog

    Much love...

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  40. The shape og this mountain is defitively inspiring... Thanks for the sharing.

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  41. Yes, I like these beautiful soft skies! Beautiful photos!

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  42. so much beauty within you.
    thank you for your love, compassion and support. i think we walk a similar path of seeking the light even in dark times. seeing beauty even in impossible situations. my current health challenges have been great. your personal strength is a constant and welcome companion.
    thank you....

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  43. Beautiful wpords and images as always Laura, even from your sick bed. I hope you are feeling better now.

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  44. i know just what you mean about lying in bed and listening to the birds sing of freedom. i hope you're on the mend from that cold - there are a lot of nasty viruses floating around and i'm sorry one of them found you :(

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  45. Hope you're feeling better now. The skies are beautiful.

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  46. Thank you for your visit to my CD posting. I'm running behind on return visit. And am in the midst of a vacation.

    I do hope you have recovered fully and are able to hear clearly the sounds of spring. I too enjoy all seasons. This winter however has been rather long and cold.

    Cheers. Jules

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  47. Very nice shots, the second one looks as if the sun created the clouds

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  48. Glorious. Simply glorious...congratulations on Post of the Week
    Sandi

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  49. I do miss a northern winter and those pale liquid skies. You can have too much blue sky and these day I get a little too excited when I see grey skies over my corner of the world. Glad you were well enough to hear the feathered ones from the forest*!*

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