9.12.2009

Thirst to Belong


born of a spirit
that is vast and eternal
risen from land
soil of earth
mingling with heavens
through the air that we breath
we already belong
~


photo: Grinnell Lake in E. Glacier Park

OSI: visit and read other folks poetry for: thirst
Visit other folks photos for: Scenic Sunday

78 comments:

  1. The color of that glacial lake is so beautiful...it reminds me of Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park in Canada. This is a very beautiful scene and photo.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I know how it feels to "thirst to belong", because I have been put in this potion since birth. Would that my brown skin was as loved as the brown earth --- yes, this brought tears to my eyes, but the beauty of the photo cleared them away.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The image you created with your words surpasses the beautiful photo. Nice job!

    ReplyDelete
  4. mingling with heavens...

    You certainly do...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ahhh...breathtaking, as so often your work is.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Carolyn,
    I have been to Emerald lake also. The walk around the lake is wonderful and the color, wow!

    Amias,
    Sad that this feeling for thirst to belong has been so surface for you since birth. This aspect of humanity saddens me greatly.
    Perhaps this aspect of humanity, that does not see the human heart in each and every human is what has inspired me to delve so deeply into the constant spirit I find in nature.

    I sense that almost everyone has a deep thirst to feel connected with life.

    bethany,
    thank you...

    murat 11,
    always fun to see what line catches you.

    enchantedartist,
    so lovely to have you visit and thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  7. loved both the place in the pic n the words which carry to that place:)..good one:)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looks like a peaceful place surrounded by soldity in the rocks. also like the shadows of the trees

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is a terrific shot Tammie. Love those you have with Pisces Moon too.

    ReplyDelete
  10. A great holistic feel to this one. Loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Grinnell Lake looks luminous next to the green trees. Lovely image and words!
    Jo.x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful scene and verse. Thanks for sharing. I have been to Glacier and loved the park.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful! Although the place has been there for thousands of years - it looks really fresh, as though no one's ever been there before.

    ReplyDelete
  14. The mingling of heaven and earth is spirit, is earth, is us. How much less thirst would we be if we knew this?

    Beautiful poem.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love your mountain and lake pictures. They make me feel so wistful.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What an amazing place! And the poet is really thought-provoking also.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the idea of the air connecting us! The picture and the poem, by themsleves, are beautiful, but, when combined like this, they take on a mystic quality!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love your words...and the lake reminds me the mystic lakes in Tibet. Beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful place, perfect for meditate.Nice captured!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great landscape -I'd love to hike there..Have a nice week//Eva

    ReplyDelete
  21. Stunning mountain image!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I liked the title and verse made perfect sense.


    inside, outside, which side

    Please don't forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisited too each Monday morning!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh so beautiful. I have seen my fair share of beautiful lakes in Québec over the past week and though the landscape is very different, you are reminding me already of what I'm missing!

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a beautiful color of lake and sky ! It's like jewels.
    I love your last photo of full moon!

    ReplyDelete
  25. There's a special awe reserved for the majesty of mountains.

    ReplyDelete
  26. So... this is SUCH a clever post & you have the most gorgeously brilliant site here. It's all perfect !

    I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Thank you for sharing it all and have a great Sunday....

    ReplyDelete
  27. I cannot believe the beauty contained in this photograph...and your words are so beautiful as well.

    ReplyDelete
  28. very poetic and the view's amazing...

    ReplyDelete
  29. I do believe we are all born of a spirit mush higher than we will ever be and that we were formed by using the soil of the earth as a vessal to carry our spirit so we are visible to each other using mankind eyes.

    This was not a long piece but it said so much and while nature has it`s own beauty...it can not compare with the beauty of a person`s spirit.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hello,

    Your photos are magnificant. Very beautiful!-:)

    Best regards
    Asta

    ReplyDelete
  31. So many lovely comments, thank you. Yes everyone, do visit this and other lovely places. They are a gift!

    Jo, The lake was/is luminous!

    Kitty,
    You are so right, the place is really fresh. I think this is because winter comes every year. The snow washes evidence away from human tracking. It even washes the roads away. One year with out huge amounts of road work and no one would ever drive into these lands again.

    Sandy,
    I so agree with you!

    Linda,
    Thank you, your comment makes me feel that I have succeeded in what I meant to offer.

    Turquoise D,
    Mystic lakes in Tibet... oh someday I would like to visit them.

    Petit,
    yes these places are a meditation stance.

    Ciel,
    Nice that you give yourself time in these places.

    Prospero,
    I so agree.

    Elise,
    Thank you for your visit. Lovely to meet you. I hope you visit again.

    Maggie,
    Your thoughts are lovely and thought provoking.. I like how you word: we were formed by using the soil of the earth as a vessal to carry our spirit so we are visible to each other using mankind eyes. Beautifully said. 
    What I love about the spirit of nature is that it is constant. It does not have the egoic and emotional fluctuations that we people have. For me there is a tangible essence, vibration in nature that when I open and relax into it, I am brought into a mix of peace, vitality and stability.

    warmth,
    Tammie

    ReplyDelete
  32. Tammie, do you live near these beautiful places that you photograph? No wonder you are inspired. My God! Montana really has big skies!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi! visiting your blog after a long time. Sorry for that..actually was little busy in job hunting and relocating.

    your blog has that same refreshing feeling...:)
    ur posts are soothing as always.

    thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. hi Ces,
    The lake in this photo is most likely a 4 hour or more drive and then a few hours of hiking to get to it. There is much beauty around me and plenty of driving and hiking to get to it.

    Sharodindu,
    Lovely to have you visit.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Tammie, that would be excellent. It's always interesting to listen to the poet herself because I read the poetry differently sometimes, where to pause, it's important.

    ReplyDelete
  36. yah! recently joined a company here...

    ReplyDelete
  37. Tammie that is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    Love Renee xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  38. If only we knew that at birth instead of spending a life time searching for where we belong. Stunning photo and heartfelt words.
    Blessings and smiles Tammie.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Whenever I need space and light, I can always visit you. :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. We certainly do already belong... lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I thought this might be of Glacier, not by the lake, but by the mountains. That is such a marvelous place! Beautiful picture!

    ReplyDelete
  42. The blue of that water is just so inviting!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Dear Tammie--
    Thank you dear Tammie for this lovely photo and words--

    Indeed...it ALL belongs!

    ReplyDelete
  44. That lake is absolutely beautiful. So are your words.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Your work is exquisite. Did I mention that I've added you to my blogroll? I am so happy to send any readers to your site.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Tammie, you make a good argument for us to fit physically into our world really good no matter how we are accepted by its other inhabitants.
    I like it! I also like your pretty picture, it has been quite a few years since I was there.
    ..

    ReplyDelete
  47. ....I don't think I would ever be able to go inside if I lived near all this incredible beauty. The skies are massive...the mountains massive...the expanse massive...it all lends to total freedom. Beautiful poem to match...

    ReplyDelete
  48. Nature is wonderful and this photo makes me want to go out backpacking and hike in the nature.

    We only have subway in our capital and I don not go there so often because it takes me more then 10 hours by car.

    They have a Emerald lake, in New Zealand and i have been to that.

    MB

    ReplyDelete
  49. Fabulous scene and nice poetry to match.

    ReplyDelete
  50. The photo is amazing!!!! Nice poem. :D

    ReplyDelete
  51. Thank you. We do already belong....just the way we are.
    Lovely words and the lake is pristine....
    I bow towards the lake and to you.
    Namaste,
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  52. Beautiful! Poetry and the image..sigh!
    "through the air that we breath we already belong"..sigh!!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Oh my goodness, look at that blue blue water & the huge huge mountains! So beautiful there! Gorgeous shots

    ReplyDelete
  54. That is a beautiful picture-that blue is amazing! Lovely words to go with it too. Thanks for visitng me the other day!
    Sarah :)

    ReplyDelete
  55. a poem with

    " a holistic feel "

    great post ..

    ReplyDelete
  56. Amazing...that blue water! Makes my heart sing!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Profound words and the photo goes so well with it. Great shot.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Your poem is a song for the heart and your photo, beauty for the soul. A symphony of emotions. Thank you. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Ah, this is superbly written. Strong and beautiful...

    ReplyDelete
  60. Very lovely photo and poem

    ReplyDelete
  61. Peace is here in this photo.
    When I look at it I feel -
    That I do already belong.
    As long as I can grasp it.
    And hold onto it.

    Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  62. I love where you've taken this prompt Tammie. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  63. TOWL...to soar with your photo presentations and to devour your poems...a delicious dinner...your being leads us all to oneness. Love you! ROWL

    ReplyDelete
  64. Incredibly beautiful, both your words and the photo. I feel like inhaling deeply and letting the crisp glacial air run through my veins.

    ReplyDelete
  65. what a beautiful place and you have captured it very well. cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  66. How very beautiful, what incredible scenery you have there and your photos and words are just lovely.

    PS. I have just answered some comments on my blog Tammie and realised I had not answered your very kind comments which means my reply to you is out of sequence, I'm so sorry, I try so hard to reply in sequence and do hope you will forgive me :)

    ReplyDelete
  67. We, all entities, certainly come together to create a symphony of beauty and art. Together we sculpt the earth and polish and shine the objects of our attention.

    ReplyDelete
  68. There is something about natures scenery that nurtures the soul. When we take the time to absorb it, we are reminded of our oneness with everything.

    ReplyDelete
  69. What a lovely poem. Just what I needed after a long day being sick with a nasty cold. Your blog lifted my spritis. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Lovely words and beautiful photo !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

    ReplyDelete
  71. Breathtaking view and such fine words. I already belong.

    ReplyDelete
  72. Oh my Oh my if only I could change my pics for yours. That would mean I could take a stroll in those gorgeous mountains and walk a long this magnificant lake.

    ReplyDelete
  73. Such a beautiful picture and wonderful words. Yes, the thirst to belong...such a basic need and oh, so important!

    ReplyDelete

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