Tuesday, January 13, 2015

These Things of the Earth ~

Lake mirrored cloud free sky, trout rise 
willow shade caressing lavender flags
a swallow's swoop to mud-dabbed nest _

Slapping wind full of spilled thunder 
midnight lightning startling the dark 
a moth battling the rain-specked window pane _

River voice chanting below flooded banks 
dawn light painting the water bronze and gold 
a cottontail scratching her ear in dewy grass _

These simple, ordinary, everyday 
miraculous things of the earth _
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(photo is of my niece and I ... taken on a trip to Nova Scotia ...
 in a place of true serenity and beauty.) 

62 comments:

  1. i love me some simple ordinary everyday miracels...
    we are surrounded by them, if we take the time to look for them
    sounds like a lovely day to me as well....

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    1. Hi Brian
      The simpler and more ordinary are all the more of a miracle for me.
      I always so like to see your input ... thank you.
      Smiles ...

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  2. Magnificent poem! So much beauty in the world and you've captured some of it so wonderfully here. Beautiful photo too!

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    1. You are so kind dear Lisa.
      Thanks so much on the kind words, they mean a lot to me.

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  3. Experiencing the beauty of our world, you expressed it beautifully. The photo add a special peacefulness to the poem. Lovely.

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    1. Many thanks Anne on the nice comment.
      I do appreciate it.
      Smiles

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  4. Everyday beautiful ordinary miracles are the best, beautiful

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    1. Thanks a bunch, ayala .
      I always so enjoy seeing you visit :)

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  5. Exceptional. Your poem makes me proud to be an earthling. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Geo
      Your comment made me smile.
      Thanks so much!

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  6. Beautiful post! It's all these ordinary things that make this life so precious.

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    1. Many thanks dear Martha.
      Those ordinary things do make life precious!

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  7. Margie,
    Beautiful as always!!

    Thanks so much for your visits!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Many thanks, Debbie
      It was fun to visit you!

      Hugs

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  8. So intricately mixed up all the good things of lovely nature:)

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    1. Hi Vandana
      Thank you for the visit and comment.
      Always good to see you here :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda.
      Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

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  10. oh this so beautiful, endearing beautiful summer song, to read what you write is such a joy and a privilege, you truly have the most poetic heart angelxoxoxo

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    1. Lorraine
      You are truly my biggest fan and I love that as you mean so much to me.
      You make my heart smile, thanks my good friend.
      xo xo

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  11. The poem brings lovely and lively scenery to life!

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    1. I appreciate your kind words, Bethany.
      Thank you!

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  12. What a beautiful place! I can feel the tranquillity through the photo! and a beautiful poem to match it, lovely dear Margie.

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    1. Such a lovely comment, dear summer.
      Many thanks!

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  13. Margie,

    Lovely to be back writing again, in this new year, after a short break and connecting...Your poem is inspiring and gives some comfort, to look towards spring, summer and all that may flow...Snow falling upon my home right now:)
    Best wishes,
    Eileen x

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    1. Eileen
      How nice it is to see you here visiting.
      I so enjoy that you found inspiration and comfort in my poem.
      Before you know it spring shall arrive there and you 'shall be glad'

      Best wishes to you, Eileen . xx

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  14. This is so lovely, Margie. Such beautiful images.

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    1. Daisy,
      Your comment brought me a smile and I thank you!

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      Hello ... thank you.

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  16. i really like that photo - and your poetry is beautiful. So descriptive of nature doing it's thing. Love it.

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    1. You are so kind, Sandy.
      Your comment made me smile and I loved it.
      Thank you!

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  17. One can totally lose oneself in the beauty of our natural world. Peace and serenity prevails. Your poem is beautiful. 'Slapping wind full of spilled thunder..' Wonder filled words, Margie. And of course the picture is perfect. Has to be, it's Nova Scotia. :) Big hugs.

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    1. Bonnie , your lovely comment means so much!
      Many thanks dear lady!

      Big hugs back ,,,

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  18. Oh Margie...you have taken me to a place of such beauty with these words and image...my very Soul is transported to a much higher plane.
    Oh WOW!!!

    Big Hugs xxx

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    1. Ygraine , your wonderful words touch me!
      How very kind of you ...
      Thanks so much ...

      Big hugs to you lovely lady xxx

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  19. 'simple, ordinary, everyday miraculous things of the earth' those are the best of the best. Beautiful picture and a goal I have is to visit N.S. one day. I heard that is a gentle and beautiful province_

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    1. Hi Nikki
      NS is truly beautiful, you must go!
      Always a joy to see you here ...
      Thank you!

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    1. Many thanks ladyfi (Fiona)
      I appreciate your kind words!

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  21. wow, beautiful. I'm just getting around to returning your visit (was out with a migraine). we both have to thank Lorraine for the introduction. nice to meet you xo

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    1. Hi Petra
      So good to have you visit and thank you for the lovely comment.
      (and , yes, thanks to Lorraine, she told me about you.)
      Nice to meet you, if I get to Paris , I shall look you up!
      xo

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  22. Splendid poem and picture, for all the senses... Beautiful!
    Thank you for visiting me, Margie. Extremely nice meeting you. :-)

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    1. Hello Vesper
      And it's also extremely nice meeting you, too!
      Many thanks on the kind words!

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  23. Beautiful, Margie. I loved the part about the trout rising since my dh and I used to fly fish. I also loved the Nova Scotia part since that is one of the most fun places we went on a trout fishing vacation.

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    1. Hi Faye
      I do appreciate your visit and thank you for the lovely comment!
      Nova Scotia is a wonderful place and I am glad you had a vacation there .. I used to trout fish with my dad there :)

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  24. Hi Margie! To see the miraculous in the everyday is a goal of mine, and so I just love this piece. Each sound and movement reflects the light and life of God, even as it surprises the moth (and me too!). That is the beauty of life.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil
      I loved that you loved this poem!
      Thanks for sharing that!
      Made me happy :)

      Blessings to you ( I hope you are healing well.)

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  25. And the earth has plenty of 'miraculous' to offer. Nicely presented, Margie.

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    1. Thanks for the kind word, Jim (hey cuz ...LOL )

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  26. Mother Nature with its earth, sky, rivers, fish, moth daily captures our attention.
    As for the picture - lovely backs! I'm sure the faces are lovely too and match the beauty of the scenery around.

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  27. beautiful. I wish I had half of your way with words xo

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    1. Oh, how nice of you to visit for a 2nd time, Petra.
      Thanks again, so much !
      xo

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  28. this might be my favorite poem so far, so very zenful... xo

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    1. Oh, I so enjoy knowing that, Cat.
      Thanks so much. xo

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  29. Such presence in your words Margie. I see all you describe in my mind's eye.

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    1. I loved your comment.
      Thank you, Barb.

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  30. Your poem makes me dream of summer and nature and outdoor fun!
    You are so.good!

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

-Ruth Ann Schabacker