7.25.2009

Fragrance and Spirit


fragrance is as close to spirit
as the physical world gets
fragrance and breath
divine friends
are mated

as we pause to inhale a delicious scent
a rhythm within slows
invites
opens to receive
in receiving we blend
united
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for the prompt: fragrance

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70 comments:

  1. I never thought about fragrance being close to spirit before---but I can understand why it is... Certain smells hit me at the deepest point of my being (my Great Aunt's home, my coffee brewing in the morning, my hubby's after-shave, etc.).... These smells are with us forever ---and really do come from within us, our spirits... Neat post Tammie.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. The divine breath is the breath of creation: the fragrance of inspiration. .. and these royal blue flowers sure do inspire me -- breathtaking!

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  3. You never fail to surprise: these are sublime, as are the two stanzas. Those two flowers in the lower picture look as if they are floating in mid-air, two tiny devas or perhaps even two tiny UFOs. Namaste.

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  4. Divine! The bottom photo is so vibrant and beautiful!

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  5. Wonderful way to put it. It kind of imbued into me.

    clutch your fragrance to myself

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  6. I love the photo's. Pansies are my favorite flower. Always sharing their bright happy smile. I love your poem, I will breath deep the scent of the earth letting her fill my senses, fill my soul... Thank you for your gifts today. Love and Light, Nina P

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  7. Betsy:
    how very sweet of you to consider what I am saying! Scent is an amazing thing, our memories with scent may be stronger than some memories.

    anno:
    your comment reads like a poem~

    Paschal:
    makes me smile to be able to surprise you!

    Caroline:
    a smile from my heart~

    gautami:
    how wonderful that you found me before the prompt is up. such a compliment that it imbues you, thank you.

    Nina:
    Thank you for receiving!

    with warmth,
    Tammie

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  8. I wish my mind worked like yours. I would love to be able to free it up enough to let it recognize these subtle connections. Beautiful poem.....incredible photos.

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  9. Scent, closest to the skin. Great poem.

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  10. Great flowers!Have a real nice sunday!//Eva

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  11. Excellently done. Those frangrances are more than just physical.

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  12. I love the photo's of your flowers. Espially the second one is very delicate ...

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  13. Wow, those are two beautiful images & lovely words too:)

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  14. Tammie: Beautiful captures of the flowers, very impressive. I will play later.

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  15. Fragrance close to spirit...this is very true! I think smell can be the most powerful memory bringer of all. Your poem was so beautiful.

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  16. Thank you - for that gentle prompt to pause, take a deep, intentional and nourishing breath of fragrance and spirit. Ashe. Ashe.

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  17. Wow, the second photo is exquisite. Love the colors.

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  18. Love the poem.Very impressive!
    The flowers are so delightful.

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  19. Stunning post of flowers, fragrance and spirit! (Loved the smiling little jump ups!)

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  20. Exquisite photos! And your words makes one reflect, as always Tammie!

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  21. Two beautiful photos! I'd love to have that first one in poster size on my wall!

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  22. Oh Tammie those are delicious!!! Wonderful shots!! I have a very sensitive nose..I love the scent of flowers!! Hugs, Sarah

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  23. I love the first photo so deli...
    And your poeme is nice nad lovely.Thank you Tammie.

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  24. Such a good poem, I've never thought about the spirit and fragrance! I really loved both the poem and the pictures ^^

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  25. Oh tammie, I agree your photos should be larger. I believe the biggest blogger size just doesn't do them justice. People are metioning playing with the html to make them bigger. I'm afraid that is beyond my computer senses.... ;)

    Lisa ;)

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  26. You have a lovely way with words and your flowers are so very pretty. Thank you for sharing them.

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  27. This is the first time I've stumbled across your blog. I've found you via Cottage Garden Studios. Judging by the look of your photo's, it will not be the last time I visit.

    Bless,

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  28. Oh my, those little violas are pure spirit themselves. Lovely image.

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  29. Indeed. And it's a beautiful thing. Always.

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  30. Tammy I love this poem!I agree with the first line!Oh how the right frangrance can lift my spirit! A beautiful post!

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  31. I love the smells of nature almost as much as the sights. They also say that smell is the scent that has the most association with memory

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  32. Tammie, your words and flowers lift up my spirit. Your poetry is a source of my inspiration. I am learning, one day at a time.

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  33. these two flowers are gorgeous! I've never seen them before. thanks for sharing.

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  34. Your second verse reminds me that there is no taste without a smell. Smells good, open our mouths, eat, and blend.
    ??? I know that isn't what you had in mind, but ...
    ..

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  35. The purple and blue flower is amazingly gorgeous :)

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  36. in the inviolate garden
    the most delicate flowers
    gladly offer
    their intimate fragrance.

    quiet ecstasy

    this is exquisite. thank you.

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  37. Wow. perfect words and pictures

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  38. I think these Tammie. To me, frangrance is everything.

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  39. Hi Tammie,
    I love the sweet smell of the little Pansy flower. They are so small yet they have quite a strong fragrance.
    As always your photo's are beautiful and I really like the close up shots you take of your nature images.
    Many thanks for the little message you left me!:)

    Jo.x

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  40. Very nice photos. I like them very much.

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  41. Loveky, lovely, lovely! The blue is exquisite, and the two little Violas on their astral travels ara a delight.

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  42. Well done. The relationship of the tangible and the intangible fascinates me.

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  43. Dear Tammie,
    This post is beautiful. I am healed by the fragrance of lavender and rosemary! Thank you for reminding us that in receiving the scent we are connected to the flower.
    Thank you!
    Namaste,
    Sherry

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  44. Beautiful post, Tammie. Both words and photos touch my soul.

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  45. I LOVE that second one! The awesome dof! The bright colors! So pretty!

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  46. Fragrance awakens you to spirit presence that may not alert you in the physical world any other way. Unseen worlds are all around you. The examples of nature you cherish are whispering to you in ways you may not yet be choosing to discern.

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  47. Tammie it is a known fact that "fragrance" and spirituality goes hand and hand --- it's a part of our meditation/prayer. I really enjoyed this, it refreshed my spirit. Thank you.

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  48. I love the analogy of scents and spirits. Beautiful picture as always.

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  49. Just lovely.
    Tammie, I read somewhere that the sense of smell creates the strongest memories, and I believe that is true for me.

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  50. Beautiful photos and even more beautiful words. It is true. The world of the scents go right deep inside quicker than any other sensual experience. Also many scents bring back long lost memories in a flash. But then you put all this so elegantly. Thoroughly well deserved award that you received. Congartulations for that.

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  51. Beautiful, and such a Divine write! *Applauds you*

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  52. Brava! Wonderful write and exquisite photos, as always!

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  53. What a beautiful post Tammie!
    As always, I enjoyed your poem so very much!
    I really like the last pic, gorgeous!

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  54. fragrance close to spirit ? wow !

    Excellent images and a nice caption

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  55. Beautiful analogy of fragrance to spirit, Tammie. Blue irises are my favorite flowers. The lovely words of yours lifted my spirits upon my return from another break in blogland. Thank you.

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  56. Both the images are gorgeous photographs, well shot Tammie.

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  57. You have really got a handle on that connection that binds us to the ethereal scent - the primeval connection.

    Kat

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  58. This is just so spectacular. I can smell the poetry. Gorgeous.

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  59. lovely words - lovely photos!

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  60. The violets have a questioning look.

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  61. hi dear....

    great shot..
    congrats

    graceolsson.com/blog

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  62. "fragrance is as close to spirit
    as the physical world gets" love this- it is SO true! I have a candle that when I smell it I am back in my grandma's Wisconsin farmhouse- delightful! Oh and your photos are beautiful!

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  63. "fragrance and breath, divine friends" I love how you explore that relationship and your choice of pictures - stunning!

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  64. Congratulations for the award you got. It is alway nice to find good blogs.
    My, i love the colors of nature and that is art to capture that on a photo, MB

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  65. Wonderful blending and I love the floral photos.

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  66. beautiful and the second image is out of this world!

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  67. very true...well said!

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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