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

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78 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

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.

Amias said...

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.

bethany said...

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

murat11 said...

mingling with heavens...

You certainly do...

enchantedartist said...

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

Tammie Lee said...

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.

Photo Cache said...

So very lovely.

Yellow Tulip said...

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

Christina. Sweden said...

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

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

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

anthonynorth said...

A great holistic feel to this one. Loved it.

joanne May said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

Kitty said...

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

SandyCarlson said...

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.

Jasmine said...

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

Dagrun said...

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

Linda Jacobs said...

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!

Turquoise Diaries said...

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

Petit Eyekiss said...

Beautiful place, perfect for meditate.Nice captured!

Angel.Pearls said...

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

Steve B said...

Stunning mountain image!

gautami tripathy said...

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!

cieldequimper said...

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!

HIDEYA said...

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

Prospero said...

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

Elise said...

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....

Sharon said...

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

arabesque said...

very poetic and the view's amazing...

Maggie said...

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.

Asta said...

Hello,

Your photos are magnificant. Very beautiful!-:)

Best regards
Asta

Tammie Lee said...

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

Ces said...

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

Sharodindu said...

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 :)

Tammie Lee said...

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.

Ces said...

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.

Sharodindu said...

yah! recently joined a company here...

Renee said...

Tammie that is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Love Renee xoxo

Carolyn said...

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.

Christina said...

It´s so beautiful!!

PurestGreen said...

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

Quiet Paths said...

We certainly do already belong... lovely.

Dimple said...

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

lisaschaos said...

The blue of that water is just so inviting!

Beth P. said...

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

Indeed...it ALL belongs!

George said...

That lake is absolutely beautiful. So are your words.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

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.

Jim said...

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.
..

Kelly said...

....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...

Maria Berg said...

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

shraddha/april@theselfloveproject said...

truly lovely!

imaginative and real..

diane said...

Fabulous scene and nice poetry to match.

Italo said...

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

Q said...

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

Naturegirl said...

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

Tricia said...

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

Sarah said...

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

zoya gautam said...

a poem with

" a holistic feel "

great post ..

Caroline said...

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

Pacey said...

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

Nina P. said...

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.

Tumblewords: said...

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

Jeeves said...

Very lovely photo and poem

Clytie said...

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.

Geraldine said...

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

Royal said...

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

Bella Sinclair said...

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

exposemaximum said...

Very sharp in nature :)

joshi daniel said...

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

ShySongbird said...

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 :)

Natural Moments said...

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.

dowhatyoulove said...

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.

gardenmama said...

incredible view tammie!

Dr. Denise Tucker said...

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.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

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

swapnap said...

Breathtaking view and such fine words. I already belong.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

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.

Patti said...

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