Monday, June 16, 2014

They Who Bind Loveliness ~

They who bind loveliness 
will not be hurt 
by common things 
theirs is a white 
impregnable defense 
against the inquietudes of night 
and dull minutiae of day _

They who make loveliness 
an amulet 
chained on heart 
will walk secure 
from javelins of hate 
impervious to the thrust 
of treacheries 
feigned friends and whited words 
nor care to weld 
the substance with the dream _

And since their happiness 
draws substance 
from slender roots 
of little things 
implicit in all life
tapping a hidden well 
of coolness, confident and calmness 
nothing can sadden long 
nor scar too deep _

46 comments:

  1. LOVE the title and reminder to appreciate the 'little lovely'. I just returned from a walk and picking a bouquet of wild flowers and it truly did feel like a binding of loveliness so the timing of this poem is perfect for me, because life always is ready to render its hurts as well. The healing is in the Hand that bestows earth's loveliness. Thank-you for share your beautiful talent!

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    1. Hello Janet
      How wonderful that my poem was the perfect timing for you and I loved your poem on loveliness.
      Many thanks for the kind words, you are a dear.

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  2. You have such an amazing talent, dear Margie. It is so important to appreciate the little things in life, and you have captured the essence of this splendidly.

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    1. Linda,
      Thanks so much.
      I do appreciate the kind words.

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  3. oh...what to say the serenity of it, the knowledge is pure, and the way you write it, is always, angel, magical xxxx love 'ya

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    1. Hi Lorraine
      You are too kind.
      Thank you dear friend.
      Love you xxx

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  4. I certainly hope this is true. Lovely words.

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  5. smiles...when your heart is def ruled by it...there is little scar that will last...that is for sure....really a lovely piece margie...hope you have a wonderful monday

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    1. Hi Brian
      Yes, there is always a little scar.
      Many thanks on the kind words.
      I had a nice Monday and hope today is a good day for you.

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  6. I really really love this. Those who love "will walk secure from javelins of hate" - YES indeed they shall :-)

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    1. Hello Keith
      And I really loved your comment.
      Thanks so much.

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  7. Oh such wise words, Margie!
    The little things in life truly are the greatest...they connect us with our own inner peace and love.
    I so love this...:)

    Hugs xxx

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    1. Hi Ygraine
      Your kinds words are so appreciated.
      Thanks dear lady.

      Hugs xxx

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  8. What beauty and wise thoughts are written here in your words from your talented and loving heart, Margie~~~

    Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. How kind you are , Jan
      Your lovely comment made me smile.
      Thanks so much.

      Hugs
      xoox

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  9. you are so good with words Margie-hugs

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  10. Beautiful! You make such lovely wonder with your words, very lovely and thought provoking too.

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    1. Hi Lisa
      Your kind words mean so much.
      Thank you.

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  11. Your words are simply amazing, Margie. Your thoughts are very deep and touch the soul.

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    1. Faye,
      How very kind you are.
      Your lovely comment is so appreciated.
      Thanks so much.

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  12. Yes, the lovely little things, the amulets, keep the evil away from us. We only have to believe in it.

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    1. Hi Duta
      t's all about the believing and appreciation of loveliness.
      So nice to see you here, thanks for visiting.
      Take care

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  13. Very nice, Margie. Thought-provoking and wise.

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  14. Dear Margie, I found over the years that interpretation does lay with the reader. I remember writing a poem of parted lovers to find that others read into it death. It is incredible the power of writing. When we read what others write we look for either a connection, similarity to our own thoughts, but never the less it is up to us to interpret. Those who fear another opinion fail to see the beauty and power of worlds. You are indeed a special soul and your gifts are many. Continue to read and especially to write in your own warm and magical way. I never intended to write to please others , I wrote to please my own soul.I still write to please my own soul...the glass is indeed half full. When I display my work at art shows, I know that own a small percentage of people will walk by with an open heart and relate to what I have written.
    I enjoy your visits and your comments and appreciate each and everyone. If all possible I would like to mail you a small gift, a token of my appreciation. You can forward it to rachel@autumnsboutique.com . Remember interpretation is a gift unique to each individual who reads and writes poetry.
    I find that poetry is a doorway to a more positive light, in a sometimes very dark world. Don't ever stop blogging the world would be at a loss.
    Yours Truly
    Rachel C Miller

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    1. Rachel
      I so appreciate the comment you left here.
      You are wise and write some of the most beautiful love poems I have ever read.
      So glad to know you dear lady.

      Your kind words mean so much to me, thank you!
      I will be in touch.

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  15. very thoughtful n innovative with words pouring out from your heart to touch our minds deeply awakening to imagination..superb title..:))












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    1. Thank you, Adhi for the visit and your comment is much appreciated.

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  16. A happy heart and peaceful mind..........................nothing can disturb them!

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    1. Vandana,
      That is true , very true.
      Thanks for dropping by.
      Take care.

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  17. i think this might be my favorite Margie poem... so beautiful it is.. "they who make loveliness an amulet chained of heart" sigh... xoxo

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    1. Cat,
      How very kind you are.
      Thanks dear lady.
      xoox

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  18. Wow Margie, we were kind of on the same page today. It's those small things that help us to be peaceful and love life. And God wants us to see the little and lovely...so I hope I have my amulet on today,and everyday.
    Blessings!
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil
      Nice we were 'on the same page'
      Thanks for the visit and comment.

      Blessings to you .

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  19. Your words inspire me Margie
    yes its important to find happiness in little things and focus on finding loveliness everywhere :-)
    Thanks for this beautiful messae........

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    1. Hi Athira
      Your kind words mean so much.
      Thanks so much ...

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  20. sorry typo.....i meant thanks for this beautiful message.. God bless.

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    1. No problem on the typo ... I got it ...
      God bless you as well ...

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  21. Oh, I love this, Margie! "...will walk secure from javelins of hate..." You bet. Love conquers all.

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    1. Martha,
      So glad you loved it.
      Thanks so much.

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  22. Beautiful, powerful, wise words! I love the poem Margie! I have read it twice and now I am going back to read it again ;o) Big Hugs ;o) Love you ;o)

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  23. I know you're busy as your latest post indicated, but I must leave a comment on this beautiful poem. My reading of it today is flawless timing ... everything in its time ...

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker