Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dawn I Caught You


Dawn this morning
I did it
 captured
your image.....



~~What Is There Beyond Knowing~~

What is there beyond knowing that keeps calling to me?
I can't turn in any direction but it's there.

Time that is always rushing forward or standing still
in the same -- what shall I say moment.

What I know I could put into a pack.
Important and honorable, but so small.
While everything else continues, unexplained.

But mostly I just stand in the dark field,
in the middle of the world, breathing in and out.
Life so far doesn't have any other name
but breath and light, wind and rain.

If there's a temple, I haven't found it yet.
I simply go on drifting, in the heaven of the grass
and the weeds....

Words in part from ~~~Mary Oliver~~

16 comments:

kerrdelune said...

Oh, this is magnificent!!! Are you feeling better?

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Dear Cate, thank you. Sent you an email. Days are tolerable and nights horrible. Specialist in 2 weeks but do not want to take medication.

Usha Menon said...

Beautiful delineation of 'Dawn.' The opening lines are fantastic. The sun 'trying' to rise behind the trees is unique. Well captured.

Found In Folsom said...

Beautiful moment it would have been...loved the lines!!

Laura said...

how beautiful... sorry you are feeling poorly.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

What a great catch! Mary Oliver is always perfect. Her words always touch my soul.
Today I started alfalfa and nettles to help with the inflammation pain. They do caution that certain forms of alfalfa are not appropriate for some conditions. What a struggle, huh?
Wishing you peace and ease.

Sky said...
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Sky said...

lovely morning image! sorry to learn you are having continued medical issues. i certainly understand the frustration and the effects of interrupted sleep. :( hope you find some relief. maybe there's an anti-inflammatory medication other than a steroid which will bring a little relief. i hope so. (one in particular has helped me in the past, but they are rough on the GI tract.) i think warmer weather will be good for all of us, too!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

thanks to everyone for visiting.

Balisha said...

Beautiful capture. I'm still coughing...going to Dr. tomorrow. If it isn't one thing it's another. I'll be so glad to have warm weather...I'll bet you will be too.
Balisha

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, we must get well and stay well - Spring is arriving...

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

Beautiful post, both photos and poem...am thinking some time outside digging in the dirt will help us all.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Mary, you are so right :)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous photos. This Mary Oliver poem is perfect for this time of year, transition, waiting for spring. I am reassured when I read her poetry posted here, connected, understood. Thinking of you on this Easter weekend. May your health improve as the weather warms and days lengthen ~

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sharon, Mary Oliver is such a favorite and her poems never fail to speak to my heart. As always thank you for visiting...

madwomandancing said...

Oh, my, you have found another Mary Oliver poem, and this one positively glows! And, Ernestine, the photograph is fabulous. I am speechless.