Hearts in huddle;
within a salt puddle.
United they plot, and
Bravely they face;
Their task: to make the world
a much better place.
Wings flutter so grand
Enticed to land
Sunflowers will lure
Perch and adore
This exotic winged creature joined me one afternoon in my yard, soon after I caught his attention by bringing out a vase of these freshly cut sunflowers(below). He then proudly posed for me, perched upon a flower stem!
This post is dedicated to my youngest daughter who is heading home from college for the summer tomorrow. When she was small I called her my “Butterfly Baby”…and I still do.
Welcome Home Honey!
It doesn’t interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eyes
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.
I have been told, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.
This poem entitled, Self Portrait was written by David Whyte, and is an excerpt from his book
Fire In The Earth. It resonated with me as I reflected upon my feature image today, which portrays my own shadow during a visit to the woods, where I often go to contemplate life’s hard questions. Hope you enjoyed.
Much Love ~ RL
Click here to read an interesting analysis of Whyte’s poem:
Analysis of “Self-Portrait” « THROUGH THE HEALING LENS
The succulent sky
had not only clouds,
not only space smelling
but an earthly stone
flashing here and there
changed into a dove,
changed into a bell,
into a piercing wind:
into a phosphorescent arrow,
into salt of the sky.
This riveting narrative by Pablo Neruda is a favorite of mine. Hope you enjoyed it alongside today’s feature image.
Have a great today!
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
~ E. E. Cummings
Off to New York City today for another medical adventure that I hope will get me out clicking soon!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend filled with Love and Laughter.
Warm thanks to each of you for all the wonderful comments/likes and encouragement.
~ Robyn Lee
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet,
and the winds long to play with your hair.”
“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”
~ Walter Hagen
“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”
~ John Ruskin
small footprints mark the earth
laughter woven into the wind
spirit children play
leaping into the air
each foot landing in its rightful space
under the watchful trees
on the hidden path
in the haunted glen
Note: Click link below (blue) to find out more on what this bench means to me
“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
Vincent Van Gogh