Saturday, March 11, 2006

In Response to a Proverb


If the sky falls,
hold up your hands.

Spanish Proverb

And so I will.
I will catch the stars in the palms of my hands.
I'll lock the clouds in a fierce embrace,
wrapping my body in a blanket of blue,
pulling it close and holding it dearly.
I will cradle the sun and swallow the moon,
I'll let the birds find a nest in my heart.
I'll let the heaviness strengthen my shoulders
and the darkness offer me its wisdom.
I'm willing to let the sky's frailty teach me to honor the wounds
of all humankind.
I'll slather myself in the thick mist of the atmosphere
and let the sweetness of the heavens absorb into the pores of my skin.
I'll stand, feet planted firmly on the Earth, and tenderly welcome my sister into my arms.

*I hope you're not growing tired of my blossom pics. I can't help myself. I'm smitten*

20 Comments:

Blogger andrea said...

Did you write this? It is wonderful! My favorite line is

"I will cradle the sun and swallow the moon"

Beautiful.Oh and I for one would never tire of seeing blossoms.
Glad your having fun with your new camera!
a.

9:36 PM  
Blogger megg said...

Beautiful doesn't capture it. You have such a gift with words.

P.S. I will NEVER tire of blossoms

1:58 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Your words south my hungery soul girl! Have a wonderful Sunday! Love that new camera! I sure woul lik to get a SLA with telaphoto! Hum... I cam dream on!

3:56 AM  
Anonymous irene said...

beautiful words... I'm just speechless!

4:45 AM  
Anonymous beansprout said...

Beautiful words. As for your blossoms...they remind me of a great quote by Anais Nin: " And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Here's to blooming...in your photographs and in our lives.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Misty Mawn said...

I LOVE the blossom pictures! Can't wait to see them here!

Beautiful writing as always!!!

7:22 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I love all of your blossom pictures! How could one grow tired of such sweet, smiling, goodness? Love your writing...I just started my day...such a great way to start the day! Thank you!

7:40 AM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

I love the blossom photos....hurray for Spring!!

8:34 AM  
Blogger ArtsyMama said...

Beautiful! Not growing tired at all of your pics. Just wish I'd see some here in Minnesota. They look marvelous:) Ah, spring will come someday....

9:14 AM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Did you write this! I love the images it stirs inside of me!
embracing nature...your blossoms are a bit of spring for us still stuck in winter!

9:54 AM  
Anonymous pam said...

Beautiful post. That photo is gorgeous!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Deb R said...

What a beautiful proverb! I'd never heard that one before. And I love your response to it! You have such a wonderful way with words.

And, no, I'm not at ALL tired of the blossom pics! They give me hope that spring will eventually find me here.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Letha Sandison said...

what a beautiful post....the picture and the amazing writing! I am in awe!!

2:31 PM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

i could not
tire of the blossom
pictures...
they are too beautiful
:)

3:46 PM  
Blogger dani said...

one can never see enough blossoms, nor smell them.

keep posting please!!!!

5:58 PM  
Anonymous lela said...

beautiful!

8:31 PM  
Blogger christina said...

"I will lock the clouds in a fierce embrace"--beautiful. And no,I'm not sick of your blossom pictures--just a tad green with envy that you HAVE blossoms already!

6:40 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Lovely verse xx

11:05 AM  
Blogger GreenishLady said...

That is just beautiful, beautiful. Thank you.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Swirly said...

This makes me want to FLY!

6:02 PM  

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