June 9, 2010

where the beauty is...

there was no beginning. there was no end
just strings of rain beads hanging from a dark cold sky
singing
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beads of rain that had been carefully strung on fishing line by the most talented of hands
they didn't shine
they didn't have to
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beauty doesn't always shine
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the rainy day softened my heart. prevented me from moving too fast
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today
the sun is dancing. i can hear it. it makes music you know.
just like the rain beads
but
different
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today i hear feathers and tip toeing if i sit still
yesterday
i heard whispers and flutes breathing together like a newborn
~
the sun is calling me now. asking me to make my own music.
do you hear it. the music. the dancing. the singing.
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somehow i knew you did
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21 comments:

  1. Exquisite. Simply exquisite.

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  2. make your own kind of music, sing your own special song.....

    i love that song.

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  3. This makes my heart sing.

    "beauty doesn't always shine" <--- so very true.

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  4. *smiling* We would make a kick ass band Beth...I'm telling you...top of the charts!

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  5. beautiful writing Beth

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  6. We have raindrops today, but I can still here the music pulling me away from the computer. I am going now to follow it.

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  7. off you go!! love the whimsy and the beauty of your words and photos--

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  8. Your writing truly moved me, Beth. Your photography does that too, but today I needed to read what you wrote. Many thanks and try to imagine me giving you a big hug.

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  9. You have beautiful vision, my friend. Love hearing your words in my head as I read...

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  10. You write beautifully, you know.

    It's been raining gently all day long and I am so glad for the earth. The water was very much needed.

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  11. Great picture. If I thought I had it in me to come up with such good ideas I would be a world class photographer.

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  12. Raining here as well. Has been for DAYS. The rivers are flooding and the sweethess is wearing off and becoming a drip, drip, drip---WHERE THE HECK IS THE SUN!!!

    But I loved your poetry and your photo and the way you made it so mellow.

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  13. Sun is shining and birds are singing! Rains have passed and left their glorious moisture on needy seedlings and plants.
    Beautiful
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. Oh I heard it all day today and all day yesterday while I was stuck on my computer working to beat this deadline...but then I stop for a break and reading something like that and I feel better. Thanks. You are like a ray of sunshine, always.

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  15. amazing... perfect good night read.

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  16. Oh Beth-- That is a fabulous picture. I've never seen anything like this before.
    Beautiful.

    jj

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  17. what a wonderful photo... one of those that draws you in and has no words although you want to tell everyone about it and then you read the words below it and you go: oh, there they are

    :)

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  18. Today I hear feathers tiptoeing.

    I want to live in your head. I want the words that come out of my brain to be as eloquent and expressive as these.

    Absolutely divine.

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  19. today i heard it ..beautiful image beth

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  20. Your words are perfect. You image? Well. What's the word that means better than perfect?

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth