Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Go Thou, Likewise ~

Crimson-gold are evening skies 
and purple half-light shadows fall 
      pointing to heaven like spires arise 
      fir tree and maple tall - 

The nesting birds their vespers sing 

and chant their luring words of praise  
       till forest aisles with echoes ring 
       repeating their roundelays -

Afar the lake with its silvery net 

nearer the slope of green-grit hill 
         slowly the Great-Heart Sun has set 
         each pulsing voice is still -

But why should I tell of the color I've seen 

of valleys misty with drifting dew?
          of flashing wings in forest green?
          such  joys are there for you! 
My friend, Lorraine, very kindly 
allowed me to use her photo
thank you, Lorraine ...

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful words and sentiments, dear Margie...you have a wonderful talent with words~

    And you, dear Lorraine are so very talented with you gorgeous photos. Thank you sharing them with us~

    Thank you both...my lovely and talented friends...

    ~Hugs~
    xoxoxo

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    1. Hi Jan
      How very kind of you,
      Thanks so much.
      I think you too have a wonderful talent, your paintings are so beautiful and you also have a way with words, a most captivating way.

      Hugs
      xoxo

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  2. Beautiful words with such a lovely rhythm!

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    1. I so appreciate the lovely comment.
      Thanks very much, Sherri.

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  3. We all have eyes to see it Margie, but you tell the beauty of it so well!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Barb.
      That means so much.
      Smiles

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  4. Amazing writing and a breathtaking photograph. Wow that makes me look forward to autumn :)

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    1. Many thanks, Keith on the kind words.
      I do so love Lorraine's photo and I too look forward to Autumn but for now am loving Summer
      :)

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  5. Again, so beautiful! It should be a song. xx Lorraine's photo is lovely.

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    1. Your kind words are so appreciated.
      And I so agree about Lorraine's photo.
      Thanks dear Bonnie
      xx

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  6. What sweet and beautiful words, so lyrical and lovely. Lorraine's photo is gorgeous as well!

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    1. How sweet of you dear Lisa.
      Thanks so much.
      I do love Lorraine's photo, what a great photographer she is.

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  7. Amazing words, Margie! And what an awesome photo to accompany them. You and Lorraine are talented ladies with beautiful souls.

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    1. Oh, Martha, your lovely comment made me smile.
      Thanks very much dear lady.

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  8. Your poem is wonderful, Margie, and Lorraine's photo is lovely!

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    1. Many thanks, Linda.
      Your kind words are appreciated.

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  9. No matter what angel, there will never be a photo good enough for your words, it's magical, how do you paint such a perfect image with sheer words...I am in awe, I don't know any words beautiful enough to describe what you write, of colors so beautiful as those you put on paper. You stun me, every time...almost to tears from the incomparable beauty in your words.....

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    1. Loraine
      Such a lovely thing so say, you touched my heart very much.
      I thank you so much.
      I am smiling
      xo

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  10. This beautiful poem takes me deep into the heart of nature...aah...such utter bliss.
    Oh how I love love LOVE this!

    Big Hugs xxx

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    1. Sweet Ygraine,
      You are such a dear and I was so touched by your lovely comment.
      Thanks very much.

      Big Hugs back xxx

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  11. lovely word pictures...

    lovely photo, too...

    tessa~

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  12. Hi Margie! "the nesting birds their vespers sing"...those words made me tear up. Such a beautiful description of dusk, just before the silence of the night. Thank you for this lovely image.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil
      If my poem made you tear up that means it touched your heart and that makes me feel great joy.
      Thanks dear lady for the kind words.

      Hope you are having a lovely trip.
      Blessings to you

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  13. The photo is so beautiful! and the poem of equal beauty. Nice nice!

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    1. Many thanks Sandy
      Always so nice to have you visit.

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  14. Margie, with your words and Lorraine's photo, my heart is melting! Beautiful!
    I see Jan is gone again? I hope she is ok ;o)
    Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Hi Stacy
      I love that this post made your heart melt, that is such a sweet thing to say.
      Thanks sweet girl.

      Jan was not gone for long, yay!

      Big Hugs back

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  15. Lovely poem, Margie! You chose just the right words, and it goes perfectly with the photo.

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    1. I appreciate the kind words, Daisy.
      Thanks very much!

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  16. Such a delightful poem, Margie. So many images!

    Blessings ad Bear hugs!

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    1. Thanks so much Rob-bear.
      How kind of you.

      Blessings and hugs to you.

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  17. I shall do my best to go and do likewise.

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    1. Okay, Geo .
      I am sure you shall find it all and you shall be glad
      Smiles

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  18. beautiful poem, peaceful. Happy Friday, Margie.

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    1. Many thanks Nikki
      It's a joy to have you visit.

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  19. Boa tarde,
    Poema doce bem construindo com muita cor.
    Dia feliz
    AG
    http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Happy day to you, Antonio.
      I so enjoyed your comment.
      Thanks so much.

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  20. Hi Margie: This was a very unique post. I read this four times because it took me back to English classes in college where different meter was studied. I wondered if you were inspired by meter when you wrote this?

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    1. Hi Michael
      I am very familiar with meter but that not my inspiration.
      I am happy that you found my poem unique.
      I found it a tribute that you read it four times ...wow!
      Thanks so much

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  21. That's a good example of your love of Nature combined with your love of poetry.
    I like tthe use of color in this poem:
    crimson-gold evenings, purple shadows, silvery net, green hill, green forest. Colors help you accurately paint the image you want.

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    1. Hi Duta
      Lovely to see you here and thanks for the great comment.
      Many thanks.

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  22. Beautiful words and beautiful picture Margie!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lydia.
      I appreciate the visit and lovely comment.

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  23. why --- so that those of us that are not there...can appreciate the beauty around you and the joy that it brings....smiles....happy monday

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    1. Oh, that is why ... great comment, Brian.
      Smiles and a most happy Monday to you and yours.
      Nice to see you here, again.

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