Friday, June 10, 2011

Six Word Fridays: Preposition's Near

A morning poem before work...on eggshell
Near the majestic evergreens, behind there
is another world not like mine
there, near the emerald crawling ivy
(and the ubiquitous weeds that tenaciously thrive),
beauty beneath the level of sight
is beckoning to me: "Pause. Look."
Most often I ignore silent pleading
living, instead, in the egotistical hustle
of an all about me world
Sometimes, though, when outside pressures crush
I sit under there, nearer to nature
and that parallel world that called:
"Look. Enjoy. Dream." It's there behind
my here and now, nearest calm 
and I find (inside) my peace

(I so very nearly missed it)
six words


Ms. Monet said...

This is gorgeous. I want you to be able to enjoy that place forever. You've done a tremendous job of delineating the contrast between the mundane and the divine. I love it!

Adrienne said...

Beautifully expressed ~ taking that time to connect to what centers us is so vital!

Sara said...

It can be so hard to pay attention to those pleading whispers when the rest of the world is screaming in your ear.

Ashley Sisk said...

Lovely shot and words.

cj Schlottman said...

This poem is absolutely gorgeous. Even without the visual of the photo, it brings concrete images to mind and heart...."emerald crawling ivy..." ..."ubiquitous weeds..." And the sentiment is universal so we can all lose ourselves in it. Thanks.


Kate said...

I was pulled right in. Lovely language! Natural is my balm too.

Our Beaten Path said...

Love it! Both the picture and the poem. happy friday to you!

Susan said...

Lovely words; beautiful macro! Isn't it nice when you notice something you might just as easily missed?

beeka-beeka said...

That was peaceful and beautiful...I was right there. I love the photograph as well.

Anonymous said...

those teeny little moments that nest inside us...delightful.

Anonymous said...

Love the photo and the poem. Gorgeous.

Melissa said...

A near-miss! So glad you captured it after all. :)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Beautiful post- that egg is fantastic. My favorite shade of blue. Love your Psalms quote at the top of the screen- I have that same one framed here in my office.

Anonymous said...

I love the photo - it's beautiful! Love that you stopped to listen to that other world that beckons a closer look. So worth it. :)