Wednesday, March 23, 2011

THIS ARCH

Wind, rain, time ... shaped this Arch
as for me, I think it was God.

Sculpting with his finger
this band of sandstone sod.

Leaving behind a blue window
all seeing eye to souls.

No bridge of mortal suspension
priceless treasure to behold.

Forged in the heat of the desert
canyon kiln of stone.

God made this lovely Arch to view
of a certainty ... this I know.

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Photo was taken in Arches National Park on a recent trip.
In the picture with me is my good friend, Melissa

49 comments:

  1. Love your photo, Margie! And the poem is beautiful - the wonders of nature and what a gift it is to be able to appreciate them in all their glory.

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  2. Margie,

    This is so incredibly lovely. Your images brought into form through words makes me feel like i'm right there at the arch too, witness to the sculptor molding the clay... using wind, water and time to sculpt the perfect window for us to peer into his soul... and in to yours... thank you so much for this glimpse, and for sharing such a beautiful photo too!

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  3. I love the desert and the sand, and I believe in God.
    Yes, "God made this lovely arch" as you claim in your little, lovely poem.

    The two beautiful friends on the background of the arch - make the picture priceless.

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  4. Beautiful Margie, So glad to see you back. all the best to you.

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  5. Good to see you back posting, Margie...and a beautiful poem :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  6. Dear Margie, so glad to see you are back with such a lovely poem and beuatiful photograph.
    Thank you for your heartfelt comment on my post yesterday, it was so lovely to see you visiting again.;)
    xoxo

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  7. Lovely piece and picture. Great to see you about again. :)

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  8. I remember no matter how many times I saw the same rock formation in the southwest, it always took my breathe away. I am in awe of this beautiful formation. I can only just imagine how amazing it was to see it. Wow!
    Hope you are well.
    Smiles.

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  9. Gosh beautiful photo Margie - such gorgeous scenery too. Can tell you loved it as well by your delightful poem. What a neat arch in the stones...

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  10. HI MARGIE-

    Oh such a beautiful picture and lovely words to enhance the image. I have missed you. I am thrilled to be here and I am so happy you came by my place today. :-)

    Love to you my friend
    Gail
    [peace

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  11. Beautiful!!! Your words are perfect, too. God's handiwork never ceases to amaze me!

    Hope you are doing well! It's been a while.

    Kristin

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  12. This is beautiful - both the photo and the poem. I would love to visit there some time.

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  13. I am so thrilled you're back m'dear and your words are enchanting, photo beautiful and yes indeed there are no greater Artist than God x

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  14. Just came to say HI!

    it's time to
    time itself,
    for awhile

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  15. I know you and your friend must have enjoyed being outside near such beauty. Nice picture of you both in front of the arch. I like the way you describe the blue window of the arch. Hope you are feeling wonderful and no pain now.

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  16. Did you see the incredible shrinking Lake Powell on your trip? I would love to get a canoe and float down toward Page Ariz. to see the uncovered caverns and stone sculptures. Maybe sometime.

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  17. Margie,

    I will be making my blog private shortly and would love a way to contact you to invite you to view. Sal

    http://whistledownthewind-pinksweatergal.blogspot.com/

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  18. Margie this is beautiful, love your photo and welcome back my friend, you have been missed.....:-)Hugs

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  19. Margie: Quite a nice poem to accompany a beautiful earthly gift! :)

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  20. Margie, what a great photo of the arch, crafted over eons. Is that the way I will look one day?

    You come and go whenever you choose, girl. Moat of us will be here, enjoying which we can enjoy the more, when YOU are with us!

    Get some healing hands on that ankle, kiddo!

    PEACE!

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  21. Welcome back, Margie!

    It's so good to have you back within us. You were greatly missed.

    Your photo and poem are beautiful. What would nature be without God's hand? He's opened that window for us all to see the beauty behind it. All we have to do is open our eyes. Your words express this wonderfully.

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  22. I havnet had a chance to come by, but so glad you're back :)!

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  23. Greetings Margie,

    The gentle touch of Creator is always with us. Sometimes we feel it, sometimes we don't and yet - Creator always feels us.

    Thank you for your good work and contributions as always to the flow of life.

    Goodlife my friend,

    Robert

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  24. After viewing and reading, and 'getting to know YOU, I am also convinced that the Arch was created by God, intending for Peeps like us to see the 'spiritual' in this--and also in every grain of sand--which is its OWN global world in this infinite of a universe!

    Am so grateful for your comment re: misunderstanding. I try ever so hard these days to NOT misrepresent myself...especially on these blogs. You are so sweet to put my mind at PEACE!

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  25. Beautiful! They have one like this at Mackinaw Island in Michigan.

    :)

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  26. Welcome back Margie. A beautiful poem and picture to start the summer my friend.. :

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  27. Delightful post. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Hey Margie!

    Hope you're having a great day. Thank you for being such a nice friend. Take care always. :)

    Cez

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  29. It is so good to see you back. Hope you feel better soon.

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  30. great, the pic and the poem1
    wish I were there to watch the sculpture in person- u have inspirational powers, Margie1

    and thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  31. so glad to have you back in blogland Margie!! xx's

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  33. wow that was some stellar writing!! I could relate to this great poem so very much Margie.

    Loved these particular lines alot:

    "No bridge of mortal suspension
    priceless treasure to behold."

    u hv a gift in u that makes u put the deepest feelings into words so effortlessly. Not everyone can write like this! Keep writing. MWAH!

    Keshi.

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  34. I love the picture (didnt say it earlier :) )

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  35. Thanks so much, Talon, for those kind words!
    The wonders of nature are truly a gift and never cease to amaze me!
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    Hi Joanne, your lovely comment made me smile as from it I could see how much you appreciated my post and you are so welcome, my friend!
    I hope today is bringing you joy!

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    Hello Duta, many thanks for sharing those kinds words. I really appreciated them!

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    Thank you, Cinner. It's nice to be back and all the best to you as well.

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    Thank you, Devika. I am glad to be back and it's nice to have you here commenting on my post.

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    Hi Zuzana, thanks so much for coming by and I really appreciate the nice comment. xo

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    Many thanks to you, Glynis.

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    Hi Anne, it was so very amazing to be in this beautiful place.
    I have been at The Arches quite a few times and I love it more each time I am there!

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    Thank you, Philip for visiting and the kind words! x

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    Hi Janice, many thanks for the nice comment. Oh, it is truly the most beautiful place to visit. You would love it there!

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    Hello Gail, so nice to have you here and I missed you too!
    So enjoyed my last visit to your blog.
    I appreciated your heartfelt comment so much.
    I send love to you, too!

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    And there is Kristin, so nice to have you visit again!
    Yes, it's been a while.
    I am doing ok, thank you!
    Thanks so much for the lovely comment!

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    Hi Sandy, thanks for dropping by and for the kind words.
    Hope you might get to visit The Arches as it's truly beautiful!

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    Hello Lorraine, gosh you are looking good these days! Love that picture of you!
    And, I thank you so much for that sweet comment! x

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    Hi to you, Tikkis and thanks for sharing your little poem....I liked it!

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    Hello TechnoBabe, yes, we had a truly wonderful time visiting this place of great beauty!
    Thanks for the kind words!
    I am doing some better, one day at a time is how I take it and appreciate the good days so much!

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    Hi Goatman, I have seen the incredible shrinking Lake Powell but not on this trip.
    It's amazing!
    Thanks for visiting!

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    Hi Sal, if you decide to make your blog private, send me an email.
    I sent it to you, hope you got it.
    Take care.

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    Thanks so much, Bernie.
    Your kinds words are appreciated.
    Missed you too!
    Hugs ....

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    Hi Michael, many thanks!

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    Hello Steve, I was glad to find your new blog and it's nice to have you visit me again!

    The Arch is truly beautiful and I'm glad you liked the picture I shared with my post.

    My ankle is taken a while to heal but it's getting there.
    Thank you!

    Peace to you, Steve.

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    Hi Margaret, thanks for the welcome back and your kind word mean a lot to me!
    I hope you are having a wonderful trip to India.

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    Hello Constructive Attitude, thanks for telling me that.
    I appreciate that.
    It's nice to be back!

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    Greetings Robert, always so nice to have you visit and I thank you for sharing your kind words!

    Goodlife to you, my friend!

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    Hi again, Steve, I appreciate your coming by again and sharing that with me!
    Many thanks!

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  36. Hi Youthful Wisdom, many thanks!

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    Hello Softly Spoken, and I thank you too!
    So, another beautiful one in Mackinaw Island, wonderful!

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    Hello Eric, thanks so much for the welcome back and kind words!
    It was nice to visit you again and I enjoyed your post!
    Be well, my friend!

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    Thank you, JBR.
    Take good care!

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    Hi Cez, and I hope you are having a good day, too.
    It's nice to be a friend to you as you are very special!

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    Hello Skip(Paula), it's nice to be back, thank you!
    Take care and I hope you are enjoying living in the beautiful USA!

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    Thanks for the welcome back, Rachel.

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    Hi Smita, many thanks for the kind words!
    And, I always enjoy your poetry.

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    Hi La Dolce Vita, so nice of you to say so!
    Thanks so much! xx's back!

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  37. Keshi, oh, how lovely to have you visit!
    You are so very much missed in Blogland!
    But I know you are doing well and that makes me happy!

    So glad to know you enjoyed my poem and I thank you so much for those kind words!

    MWAH!
    Be well, be happy, my friend!

    Margie xo

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  38. Hello Constructive, thanks for coming by again and letting me know!
    Thank you!

    Margie :)

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  39. Hello Pranavam and welcome!
    Thank you!

    Margie :)

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  40. So delightful to see you as part of the beauty you share. Yes, nature and life, "priceless treasure to behold."

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  41. A beautiful poem written from your heart. Nature has indeed given us so many priceless treasures. I love that 'blue window' through which you can let your endless dreams fly... It's a beautiful picture Margie.

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  42. Thanks so much, Rose Marie.

    Margie :)

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  43. Hi Ariel (Susan)
    Many thanks for those kind words!

    Margie :)

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  44. smiles. yes i think he did as well...his fingerprints are everywhere...and i like to think had fun in the making...

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