Exploring new ways of seeing, new ways of being with an open heart and an open mind
Beautiful pic...will check out your new blog. I've never been much into poetry, but have enjoyed your posts. Never too late to add something beautiful to our lives. Thanks for this introduction...
They are short... :))
I also love your writing so much, Teresa, and you have introduced me to so many wonderful poets that I would never have known otherwise. Therefore, I am going to visit your new blog! :-)
Thank you, DJan. It's an experiment in writing and living and I'm having fun with it.
lovely verse.I like the Mourning Cloaks family because they can hibernate when food is scarce and come back out in the fall later than most others.
I didn't know that about them. Very cool! They are so beautiful.
My question to Hafiz: Is there a good place to lose your wings?
Hi George, Perhaps the key phrase is "where we live," which, of course, is everywhere... :) May we never lose our wings.
Bayou Summer -- nice blog -- liked the header and of course your fine words with your post's image. -- barbara
Thank you so much, Barbara. I'm glad you visited it.
Oh WOW! Dear Teresa....I love this!!It really grabs you by the heart-strings and throws you a lifeline!!xx Hugs Jane
Jane, So glad it provided a "lifeline," and I hope your sense of loss over your dear mum in-law's passing is lessening. What an interesting life she had ... not to mention a lovely daughter in-law... :)
So pretty! Oh I can hardly wait until our butterflies return. Hope you are getting lovely weather and that spring is in your world Teresa!xo Catherine
No there yet, Cat.... still a lot of snow and cool.. Thanks for stopping by.. :)
Nice. No time to lose my wings! I've still a few journeys in mind! Wonderful. And "Bayou Summer" a new regular for me!
Oh, yes, many new journeys and adventures, Bill. So much beauty to see and record for others, as well.
It took me exactly half a second to remember the wonderful quotation from Annie Dillard: "You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."I don't believe I've ever seen a Mourning Cloak. What an apt name, and what a beautiful creature. Your new blog is beautiful, too. I was especially taken with the artist whose work is in the header. I think it's the same one who was featured in a post, too.But of course, I could leave comments over there, too. ;)
I've heard that quote also attributed to Ray Bradbury... It's a great quote either way. Yes, the header is by Jonathan Green, an artist from an island off the east coast, near the Carolinas, I believe.
Ah. Ray Bradbury, the author of my all time favorite book "Dandelion Wine".
Yes! It's a good one.
Beautiful butterfly and photo thereof! Really liked the composition of the photo with the diagonal lines giving animation and interest. I also enjoyed the composition of the poem. I found myself able to easily picture a sort of tumbling and soaring flight as I dropped from line to line, and the words themselves gave a fluttery feel to my imaginary wings! One summer's day I was watching butterflies here, and marvelling about how they navigate the vast three dimensional space with such purpose and ease. It is such a different existence to their caterpillar life where their world consisted of a leaf that was getting smaller by the day. Whilst watching the gambolling of the butterflies in the buoyant air I saw something quite amazing..., a butterfly gave chase to a large bumble bee. I think it must have locked on to the scent of the pollen that covered the bee's legs, but the two of them darted and weaved around in spectacular fashion and my last sight of them was as they flew away over our roof, with the butterfly only a few inches behind the bee.
Peter, I can't believe I missed responding to your thoughtful comment. Shame on me. These are beautiful comments. What an amazing sight that chase must have been!
My heart skipped a beat with your photograph, Teresa, then another with "This Sky". So simple, yet not. I thank you, dear lady, as I continue to grow with the poets you introduce me to or remind me about.
Dearest Penny, I have been so remiss in responding to his. I must have seen it late at night when too sleepy... :) I always appreciate your responses to my posts. Truly.
Beautiful photo capture and lovely poem.You must have had trouble again with spam, but I had to stop by. I finally subscribed via email to your blog (duh!) and at least I won't miss reading anymore! :):)
That butterfly actually posed for me when I asked... :))I did, it got to be too much. I'm so glad you subscribed. Hope you're staying warm over there. Darn snow.
Hi Teresa,Been a while since I've been to your blog. I love the new look as well as the photos.
Thank you, Chris. It's so good to hear from you again. I trust all is well.