2.23.2009

She Exists to Dance



She exists to dance
an alchemist of her own
stance
the world
her palette
she is
mist
rain dancing through the sky
frozen
piles of snowflakes
gems of dripping ice
pooling
a lake
enhancing the beauty of rocks
underneath
She changes her form
with each partner
that surrounds
her




Recently I found the blog of Jennie Nash: Meet Your Muse. Her novel: The Only True Genius in the Family, was published this month! In celebration she is posting about artists; where they find their muse and inspiration. Jennie invited me to do a guest post this month, please visit to read my poem and see one of my favorite watery images: Dancing with My Muse.

me, laying on the frozen sand
to admire
and to take a picture:




To see other folks environment: That's my World
To visit other Watery Images go to: Watery Wednesday

58 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, and the poem is perfect for them. Or are they perfect for the poem?

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  2. Congratulations on your guest post. Thank you for this post -- the pictures and words fit perfectly.

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  3. Thanks for the visit to my post about Mt. Baker. Looks like you have some good peaks as well in your post. I especially like the washed stones. They have so much colour! - Margy

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  4. Once again your photos are so very artistic. Some people just take pictures, you are an artist with a camera. I'll probably say that over and over to you!

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  5. Very nice and varied photo series you showing here.

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  6. I love the poem and the pictures! I have several muses for writing depending on what I plan to write about. Recently it is the silence that you can only experience late at night

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  7. I feel like my soul goes on a magical vacation every time I come to your blog :) Thank you sweetheart! :)

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  8. I love the reflection in that 1st capture it is so sharp. Great series of photos. Smiles B

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  9. Fantastic photos Tammie Lee, the reflection in the first pic is incredible.

    Have great a day!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  10. Awesome shots. Great color in the rocks.

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  11. Okay I will just say I am jealous and green with envy. Would love to live in such a beautiful place. LOL would love to have some of those pretty rocks.

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  12. Your page is definitely going on my blog roll so I can come back more to visit your photos of Montana! I really love them!

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  13. Tammie: Beautiful poem again. The dance - stance - dancing - enhancing echoes swing the poem nicely. Love the first photograph, love her recurring presence in your images, like the goddess she is...

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  14. Wow, makes me speechless! Just awesome poem and photos.

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  15. I enjoyed your WW. The frozen snow is beautiful. Better enjoy them before they'll be gone for quite some time...

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  16. Hi everyone!

    Louise, I know you are a photographer, so wonderful that you take in my poetry as well~

    George, Your visits are always a pleasure! Thanks for your congrats.

    Cedar, thank you for your heartfelt support~

    Some of you mention the stones in my images. Some areas of Montana have rocks in all the shades that color offers! Magic.

    Shannanigans~ lovely to imagine late night silence as your muse...

    Wow Genie Sea, a magical vacation here, that is grand!

    Barbara, Reflections seem to win our hearts and attention.

    Tricia, lovely that you will visit often... thank you.

    Murat, thank you for your take on my writing,,,, I take it to heart!
    So glad you have not tired of the lovely lake. I wondered if folks would!

    Today's Blah, lovely to meet you~

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  17. Coming here is a treat for the eyes and the soul!
    The reflection in the first is superb.

    My post is at Carletta’s Captures.

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  18. Hi Blossom,

    Indeed it feel as though spring is nearing!

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  19. I love the colorful peebles. It will look lovely in my aquarium. Beautiful pictures.

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  20. These are all so beautiful. Love all the colors and the icy ones too.

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  21. So beautiful. Such a wonderful reminder of the beauty that surrounds us.

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  22. Wow, wonderful shots and the poem was great. That first shot... breathtaking!

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  23. LOVELY as always! Tammy, have you seen the TED Talk about "how schools have killed creativity?" He tells a story in there about a dancer -- thought of that when reading your post and seeing your photos:

    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

    miracles!
    k-

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  24. Wonderful photos. So peaceful and quiet.

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  25. Beautiful, beautiful stuff!

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  26. What would we do without the ability to express our creativity? What would we do if we couldn't reach out to others and try to share this positivity? I used to hate the word blog...because I didn't really know what blogging was...now I see the power of sharing through our blogs and I am loving it! I am so thankful that I found yours Tammie because you have an extraordinary soul and you share such extraordinary beauty with us. Thank you:)

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  27. Oh my, what great photos! As a collecter of one little stone for any ny place I visit, I would love to have picked on of those colourful stones! And you have your way with words...I'm impressed!

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  28. Congratulations Tammie! I love getting to peek into your world through your images and words...:-)

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  29. All your shots are great. The last one is my personal favorite:D Your poem is wonderful too!

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  30. This is a great series of photos and I thoroughly enjoyed the poetry. Congratulations on your guest post also. I will enjoy checking it out.

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  31. Ditto everything above!!

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  32. the multicolored stones are precious. i love all your images.

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  33. Lovely and inspiring poem and views!
    My soul just took a 10 minute vacation!
    KK

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  34. I have just discovered this beautiful blog of yours! Your photography is fantastic!

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  35. I like all the pictures you took of water. I love the color of all the rocks.

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  36. Breathtaking majesty... That's all I can say. You've spoken my mind about nature in your profile :). Best Wishes!

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  37. I feel just like Genie Sea! :))) I love your photography!

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  38. Beautiful! I bet you were pretty cold laying there shooting but am so glad you did! Love the ice!

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  39. You are a giver of beauty. I got your card today, thank you so much. I can now put a little of your vision on my mantle and consider your kind words. Much appreciated.

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  40. Wonderful pictures! I'm so glad I saw these!


    Junie

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  41. Your a Shape Shifter, becoming something new and imaginative with each Moment.

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  42. What an Amazing picture, simply beautiful. Which Camera you took this pictures from?

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  43. I'm so glad you stopped by SMU or I may have never seen your work! What a magical blog.

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  44. I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit so that I could find your extraordinary blog. The colorful stones on the little beach are incredible. I have been to a black vocanic sand beach in Bali, and a sugar white sand beach in the Phillipines and one at the northern most tip of Denmark covered in perfectly smooth 'worry' stones, but I have never seen a more beautifully colord beach any where in the world than the one you have shown us. Thank you for mental vacation.

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  45. The world through your eyes...so beautiful.

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  46. My,my -- -such beautiful photos !
    I love rocks and snow ... . almost as much as I love GREEN. Thanks for your sweet comment .. we are actually in need of snow/moisture, it's been way too dry here. Judith

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  47. Hi Tammie Lee, thanks for stopping by my blog. Returning the compliment and I just love your pics. Keep up the good work, I'll be back.

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  48. I love the photo with all the brightly colored stones - where was it taken? I want to go to there!

    Tink *~*~*
    Now Playing at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* : Sanibel Island, pre-Charlie

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  49. Absolutely inspiring thoughts and stunning captures! I've thoroughly enjoyed my visit!

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  50. I love your photos! So pretty.

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  51. So unbelievable wonderful! Always. Your photos are kissing man's soul.

    Best regards from the hungarian felt wolrld

    Corinna

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  52. The colors of those stones are great. So many different hues in one spot.

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  53. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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  54. Wow everything about this post is simply marvelous. All of the photos are wonderful and your words are magical!!

    Thanks so much for this wonderful experience!!:-)))

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  55. Everything is just beautiful! Love the images and the poem.

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  56. How lovely! The photos and your poem are simply wonderful. I'm grateful I've found time to visit your beautiful blog! I shared my first Scenic Sunday at Small Reflections over the weekend but didn't have time to visit until today.
    Hugs and blessings,

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie