Tuesday, April 01, 2014

I Sought the Open Sky ~

Confused, overwrought by little cares 
I sought the open sky
the snow was dirty, the path was wet 
I looked at the ground and continued to fret - 
but I saw a tiny crystal tree 
dance in the sun glitteringly
I raised my eyes to a snow-white hill 
wreathed in sunset's magic crimson 
patient - calm - and still 
Quiet crept into my soul -
I laughed and shouted a song - 
Nature smiled and who was I 
to glower at her for long?
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Photo is of Breckinridge, Colorado.
We recently went cross-country skiing there 
with some 'old college friends' from back East ...

57 comments:

  1. ha. nice...nature always renews my soul...when i go out in it without a purpose beyond just being....

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    1. Brian,
      Nature is my solace.
      I was not in the best of moods and then 'nature made me smile :)
      Smiles to you ..

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  2. Beyond beautiful Angel and oh so full oh hope, the Queen of Loving Poems has risen again xxx I love this so much xxxxx

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    1. Lorraine,
      Oh, your lovely comment truly made me smile :)
      Thanks dear friend,
      xoxo

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  3. Beautiful expression of accord with the Graces of time and season's callings.

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    1. Many thanks, Rose Marie for the kind words.
      So much appreciated, they are and mean so much.

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  4. What beautiful words and a lovely photo too. I love how you express yourself. You find such touching words for what you feel!

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    1. Lisa,
      Your kind words touched me so much.
      Many thanks!

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  5. Beautiful photo, Margie. And I love your poem, as always. You have an amazing way with words.

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    1. Martha,
      Thanks very much.
      Your lovely comment touched my heart.

      I think you have an amazing way 'with photography'
      So loved all your photos today.

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  6. Margie, what a gorgeous photo. I have to agree with Martha above, you have an amazing way with words. Hugs to you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda.
      So kind of you.

      Hugs back...

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  7. Bom dia,
    Linda foto captada no seu lindo passei em que encontrou a arvore de cristal que significa a sua felicidade.
    Abraço
    ag

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    1. Antonio
      Trees do bring me happiness.
      Thanks, always for the visits.
      x

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  8. a tiny crystal tree
    dance in the sun glitteringly....a beautiful image. Lovely poem.

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    1. Ayala,
      Thanks for the kind words.
      They are so appreciated.

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  9. 'sunset's magic crimson' I can visualize that my dear friend. I'm so sorry, sometimes life goes so fast that I miss visiting you. Hope you are well and feeling much better now.
    Hugs
    Susan

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    1. Susan,
      I am doing so much better now
      Thanks for caring and for the visit.

      Hugs

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  10. Hey - stop glowering, Margie - your in my neck of the woods!

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    1. Barb,
      No more glowering, ever, especially when I 'am in your neck of the woods'
      LOL ...

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  11. PS Glad you had a good time skiing - more snow due for us over the next few days.

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    1. Barb,
      We had the most wonderful time, skiing.
      The weather and snow were perfection!

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  12. Beautiful poetry, beautiful photograph, Margie, would inspire me too. xx

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    1. Carole,
      It's lovely to see you here again.
      Many thanks for the kind words,
      xx

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  13. Simply beautiful. I love the snowy scene too ;-)

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    1. Joyful,
      Thanks so much for the visit and lovely comment.
      Smiles

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  14. Wow Margie! Beautiful photo and I love the poem! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Stacy,
      You always make me smile.
      Thanks dear.
      Big hugs back

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  15. Beautiful scenery - who could be cross with nature with such a view?

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    1. ladyfi,
      Indeed, that view took away all my crossness .... LOL
      Thanks for the visit and nice comment.

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  16. I do think you speak from your heart. You are a bright spot in a sometimes dark world. Thank you for all your kind comments on the blog and for the comment about my sister. Dialysis is not so much torture for some people but for my sister and with her phobia's , It really is her hell. It is almost as if she is not waiting to live, but waiting to die. Again TY...Your warmth is felt.

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    1. Rachel,
      How kind of you.
      Thanks dear lady!

      I am truly sorry about your sister.
      xx

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  17. A delightful poem and photograph Margie!

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    1. Many thanks, Rose.
      That means a lot to me.

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  18. Your poem is filled with the beauty that we seek in nature and in ourselves, dear Margie...lovely.

    Your photo is gorgeous!!!

    Great Big Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Jan,
      Thanks so much for the lovely comment.
      You made me smile :)

      Great Big Hugs to you.
      xoxo

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  19. Hi Margie! Being outdoors does the same thing for me. It's so calming, it helps me center myself so my problems don't seem as overwhelming or hard. God is everywhere, but I see him most in his pure creation. I could completely relate to your poem today.
    Blessings!
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil,
      Nature is where I find such peace.
      I am so glad you related to my poem.
      Thank you.

      Blessings to you ...

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  20. As I suspected, you are an Earthling.

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    1. Geo,
      You figured me out, huh?
      Smart guy ... LOL
      Thanks for making me smile ...

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  21. Hey Angel waiting for you to put something up on our animal blog? are you OK? just too busy with the little angel munchkin? I miss you

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    1. Lorraine,
      I will post soon.
      And I am always busy with 'the little angel munchkin ... LOL
      She is napping now and I have a little time to myself
      I will call you tomorrow as I have the day off.

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  22. Oh how wonderfully delightful and uplifting!
    This gorgeous poem was a real treat to read...:)

    Hugs xxx

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    1. Ygraine,
      It made me happy to know my poem was a treat for you to read,
      Many thanks for the kind words,

      Hugs
      xxx

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  23. Gorgeous pic, Margie! And beautiful words. When I head outside, I immediately feel uplifted - even when Spring is refusing to do a darn thing about our charcoal-color world. :)

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    1. Kim,
      Thanks so much for the lovely comment.
      I hope so much you see 'a world of color soon, very soon in your area.

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  24. Beautiful scene and poem, Margie. I have friends from TN who live in Breckenridge. Last name Harris. I assume they aren't the people you visited with. They absolutely love the place.

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    1. Faye,
      Such a pleasure to see you here and your kind words mean a great deal to me, thank you.

      I do not know the Harris family .... LOL

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  25. Hi Margie .. this is lovely - and snow is stunning in one place and then dirtied and gritty in another .. it's always somewhat surreal ... how lovely you were able to be out skiing across the countryside .. the photo is lovely .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,
      Your kind words are much appreciated.
      Skiing was so amazing, I simply had the grandest day

      Cheers

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  26. Beautiful photo and so true what you wrote - how can one be grumpy or down when out in nature! Love it.

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    1. Sandy,
      Thank you!
      I was not 'grumpy' for long ....LOL

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  27. I am sorry I have not had a chance to reply to all of the comments from all of you wonderful people.
    I will reply soon as I have more time.
    Life is so busy these days and I am tired but all is good.
    My granddaughter Rose is such a busy, little girl and I love taking care of her but 'oh, she does make this nanny a tired nanny' LOL

    Maybe tomorrow I will be less tired and find the time to reply to the comments.
    Hope so.

    Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

    Margie
    xx

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  28. You're a nature girl..and this click is just amazing! Love what you wrote. Keep writing...it's peace giving,

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    1. Dear Keshi,
      Oh, such a joy to see you here.
      You are so dear to me, been knowing you for some time now and we just become better friends.
      Someday I shall visit you in Sydney but till then ... take care matey ...

      Thanks a million for the kind words.
      xx

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