She cradles her weakness deep,
tenderly touching places
that crisply curl past their prime;
she treasures bent blooms, broken
foliage. When petals lose
their sheen, her soul stirs, shouting
joy in exuberant notes,
song of the ancients who learned
secrets from secret sorrows.
To such spirits as hers, pain
is welcomed as Mentor, friend
whose sage presence sears blossoms
but harvests seeds. Thankful
heart, this, whose troubles have stripped
away the peripheral,
baubles which blocked her brilliance,
kept her from being a star.
LOVE the image. It’s somewhat hypnotizing. I can’t stop staring into it!
You are getting sleeeeeepy… 😉
I had to take a second look … ooohhhh … so pretty …. I think I am getting sleepy, too 🙂
hehe It’s amazing what you can find when you look for unusual things. I love the surprise of the looking – like a grand game of Hide and Seek! 🙂
Very lovely. Beautiful image!
Thank you Christy! IT’s a lot of fun to find surprises in the world around us, isn’t it?
It is indeed a beautiful photo, yet in my judgment it is completely eclipsed by the magnificence of this piece from truly masterful poet. I am in awe of your talent, Melody.
Wow. I am so honoured, Russ. Really.
So much wisdom–truly there are secrets to be learned within secret sorrows, if we have courage, and ears to hear and eyes to see. Gorgeous photo and I’m sleepy too, but it’s for another reason–if you have time, read my “Praying for Tyler”.
Oh, you are clever to see the star within. ‘Glory Eyes’ again.
Yep! Upgraded eyelashes and everything! 😉
Do your little students know you have ‘Glory Eyes”? I bet they know already that you have eyes in the back of your head!!!!!
*shriek* I haven’t told them that yet – I forgot! Wait til Monday….
yes, that inner eye that sees beyond the varnish is one thousand more powerful than 20/20.
Again, something YOU know about, with the roads you’ve walked.