8.09.2009

A Grand Elixir


come and whisper in my ear
what I need to hear
spoken from a sincere heart
to the spirit of the lake


gently stepping over mossy rocks
to a depth of water that one can then glide into
taking in the visible beauty of the world around
floating
there is the glory of the sky for ceiling
held in the arms of a lively forest


mushrooms and flowers as companions
heart enlivened
to sense more deeply
into the nature of the moment


looking with more than eyes
into the invisible
of what is visible
a grand elixir


view becomes vast like an ocean
the world transforms
into a sensuous amalgamated entity
no longer the same woman
the world is my lover and I feel like a bride
~


1) wild-campanula
2) Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park
3) ponderosa Forest
4) wild-larkspur
5) wild-false hellebore

Visit other folks flower photos at Today's Flowers... Happy Anniversary!!!
Please see other folks poetry for the prompt 'ocean', visit: OSI

81 comments:

  1. Love it ^^ "The world is my lover and I feel like a bride" such lovely poetry!

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  2. This is so wonderfully life-affirming from beginning to excellent end.

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  3. These images, these words--a concoction to soothe the soul. The vastness of that lake, the quietude of the forest, the delicious sensuality of the flora, captured by your sensitive lens. And by lens I refer to the one that resides in your eye and in your spirit.

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  4. So beautiful and uplifting...both the words and the stunning photographs!

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  5. Gorgeous pictures and the poetry is lovely :)

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  6. Oh my Tammie...so beautiful. These photos and your words bring me such peace today.

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  7. love them all in their habitat swell post Sandy

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  8. So beautiful - both pictures and poetry!

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  9. Besides the beautiful flowers and plants and the park, I adore your verses that come with each picture.

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  10. Oh Tammie, have I just seen and read right? This is so beautiful and you are a perfect bride!

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  11. Thank you all for taking this poem into your heart.

    Ciel,
    Yes, this was an actual experience I had a week ago in this very lake. I will never be the same.
    The transformation of a moment can be sublime.
    with warmth,
    Tammie

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  12. into the invisible
    of what is visible

    the world is my lover and I feel like a bride


    well done !

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  13. Very lovely, both photos and words. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Miz Lee: This one is hot! Of course, your Big Sky world is cooing right back at you:

    I've got a crush on you, sweetie pie...

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  15. Miz Lee: Quote from Mrs Baby (AKA Tina Karagulian) here in Tres Leches:

    Will you tell Tammie that her photographic eye is incredible? I love everything that is on her blog.

    Yes, I will.

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  16. Pat-Arkansas, Thank you

    Murat11 - ah gee
    Mrs. Baby- So lovely to hear from you via Mr. Paschal

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  17. Good post, and, really nice pictures.

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  18. Beautiful photos and beautiful verses. I love the landscape too!

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  19. Aaaah!!! The first picture is a faery sunrise :)

    "the world is my lover and I feel like a bride." Oh I've felt this way, when you feel the unity of body and soul with the Earth. Lovely, thank you :)

    Kim x

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  20. I forgot to ask, what do you do? Go back to sleep or let the inspiration take you? Usually, I go back to sleep (finally) and spend the following day trying to remember that magical moment.

    Kim x

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  21. Beautiful flowers and words. I love the lavendar flower so much.

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  22. Wonderful poem and photos Tammie.
    We can be truly one with nature if humans would take more time to do so!:)
    Your words are magical and insightful. I have also had that perfect moment in time in nature. Pure enlightenment and inner peace.
    Love, Jo.x

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  23. The flowers are beautiful but your poem over shadows them as I read this delightful poem.

    Indeed...I see you as a bride in the ocean of life.

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  24. Really beautiful photos!!

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  25. Prospero, thank you

    Ebie, yes that land-scape is a wonderful place

    Kim and Jo, I absolutely can picture you each having this experience

    Carver, those flowers are a wee bit of enchantment

    Maggie, you have touched my heart

    Marju, thank you

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  26. I love the trees. I love trees in general. The first picture is so pretty it doesnt even look real!

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  27. The words of wisdom are wonderful. Did you write this? Photos are wonderful too.

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  28. A lovely post with beautiful photos. Thank you.

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  29. what a beautiful sets of flowers, i love it!
    Today's Flower#10

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  30. Love all the scenes and the words. Awesome as always!

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  31. Beautiful post:flowers and poem.
    Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog.

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  32. A delight of a post! Being at one and alone with nature in a place like that stimulats the inner knowing and lets ua at very special times experience the magic of oneness with all that Is.

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  33. excellent shot...congrats and nice sunday, dear
    graceolsson.com/blog

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  34. delicious bokeh on the 1st photo. lovely series :-)

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  35. Love the color, depth, and delicacy of the first image!
    Your poetry was beautiful. I got lost in the words.

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  36. Beautiful pictures and poems

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  37. Oceans are soooooo vast! Isn't it nice to have a view on life that vast. I wish I did.
    ..

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  38. Beautiful combination of flowers and forest.

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  39. beautiful flowers and beautiful words. Thank you. MB

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  40. Beautiful - the campanula looks so delicate. A

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  41. Such lovely picture and sentiments.

    Your lake picture reminds me of a natural phenomemon in Indonesia. there is a lake with a range of mountains surrounding it and on a certain day/week each year the light allows the lake to mirror image the hills and show a mother holding a child. Very beautiful..

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  42. Tammie: Those were neat photos of the wildflowers. I think they are really special.

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  43. Tammie: You ((are)) a spirithelper!
    I am deeply moved in viewing this beautiful post! The words the images..touch my heart at a deep level.
    Thank you for your continued encouragement as I step forward into this newest journey with my treatment.
    I am a survivor of breast cancer and with this too I shall stand on ((solid ground!))
    love and light aNNa

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  44. I am simply delighted with this series of photos. The first photo I would like to have on my wall. And, what a wonderful landscape on the second! Great DOF on it! That still water and rushing white clouds with those mountains ranges in the distance look just fantastic. All the photos are just stunning as well as the words that go with them!

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  45. what a dainty violet bell flowers, so cute. i love all your flower posts.

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  46. Dear Tammie,
    This is a very beautiful post....
    I also have been transformed by nature.
    The earth is my lover...I love being one with the flora and fauna. I often will let the rain rince my hair and the wind dry it....I have showered in a waterfall...A fantastic experience.
    Thank you for this lovely poem and photographs. Stunning.
    I shall go read again and soak up some more joy.
    Namaste,
    Sherry

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  47. very gorgeous flowers.

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  48. Just wonderful, Tammie Lee, the photos as the poetry. Congratulations!

    A good week for you!

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  49. What a view, Tammie. Gorgeous post, as usual. Thanks for adding the names!

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  50. I love your words and I love your pictures. Thanks for an up-lifting post.

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  51. the images just perfectly supports your text!

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  52. You are so talented! I love your words as well as your photos.

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  53. Very beautiful shots of flowers.

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  54. So gorgeous Tammie! Your lake reminds me of our lake with mountains in the back ground, although your mountains make ours look like hills... : )

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  55. Beautiful flowers. Lovely macro shots.

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  56. Gorgeous photos, all of them, absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. Always appreciate them. Have a great week.

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  57. Stunning photos and "the world is my lover...bride" line is outstanding.

    Kat

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  58. looking with more than eyes
    into the invisible
    of what is visible
    a grand elixir
    *swoons*

    LOVE this!

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  59. Oh, it is indeed 'a grand exlixir' - superb!

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  60. You've got quite an array of lovely captures here. I've enjoyed them all :)

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  61. Beautiful macro images, Tammie, and the words are a real insight into your feelings for nature and your place within it. Lovely post as ever...
    Janice.

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  62. I so enjoyed this walk! To be such a confident bride is to see such beauty everywhere around you. You capture it beautifully.

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  63. a wonderful journey/walk along side the beauties of nature, lovely photos

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  64. Oh my goodness, these words and images are too too much. Wow. Thank you.

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  65. Beautiful photos & beautifully worded!

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  66. Love the bokeh in that first one!!

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  67. Hi Tammie :)
    I left you an award at my blog. No need to pass it on unless you want to but I just wanted you to know that I think your blog is great :)
    http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.com/2009/08/awards.html

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  68. I'm late to visit but glad I didn't miss this amazing series of marvelous flowers accompanied by your wonderful poetry. Thanks for sharing your gifts ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  69. Truly beautiful. Makes me want to go wander in the woods.

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  70. Yoweeeee to all the pictures - that lake leading to the cleft is glorious! Your words always make me think, reread, and think again...

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  71. A gorgeous series of photos and the poem is wonderful.

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  72. Superb flowers - really lovely!

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  73. Nice Harebell pic, and thank you for sharing your poem.

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  74. there is nothing so beautiful...

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  75. Oh, that lake! I feel dreamlike peace just from gazing at this photo. Wonderful.

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  76. Wonderful photos and thoughts. I love the delicate little bluebells.

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  77. Your images and reflections invite readers to reconnect with deeper parts of their dormant selves. Love is awakening and expanding, like a wind of compassion that passes through everything to renew and rejuvenate.

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  78. Such amazing beauty you got to experience this summer. It is so clear where your poem formed from. Your words give such clear feeling to the moments shared with nature, becoming one with it again. Lovely!

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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