12.25.2009

Deep Innate Calling


consider the draw
pull
of a languid landscape
feel the admiration
appreciation for
a rugged mountain range
rolling hills
massive glaciers
endless shorelines

within these stones
are stories older than our life time
within these stones
find a stillness
that rises from deep within the earth

a stillness lay
day after day
in one place

is it the yearning for peace
deep serene stillness
that has our eyes sweeping vast vistas
walking treasured lands
creating likeness of their images as art

consider the gifts of our landscapes
are we not born of the soil
perhaps it is a deep innate calling
to feel wanderlust
for the mystery
stillness
wildness
that lie beneath our feet
to find mystery
stillness
wildness
lives
within our hearts
~

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
and a wonderful Holiday Season!

Visit OSI to read poems by others for the prompt: wanderlust

62 comments:

  1. What beautiful photos followed by wonderful lines that. Both photos and lines tell more then I can say.
    Happy Holidays full of peace and harmony and best wishes for a great New Year!

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  2. Joyeux Noël à toi Tammie, my day is slowly drawing to an end in beauty thanks to your words and photographs. I hope one day we'll meet. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  3. Beautiful and evocative photos! I wish you a merry Christmas!

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  4. What a wonderful poem. It speaks truthfully of something deep inside most of us. The pictures are very appropriate and very beautiful.
    I hope you're having a very Merry Christmas.

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  5. Beautiful scenery here Tammie and I simply like the poem you made. You're a genius. Merry Christmas!

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  6. Stunning landscapes.

    You have again taken unspoken thoughts and feelings and put them into words of beauty.

    Thank you.

    Merry Christmas!

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  7. Its nice to wander into Nature and realize that we are seeing ourselves as if for the very first time. What new combinations have we created to see an aspect of ourselves clothed in new light.

    Your world is one of open skies which is a blank canvas for you to paint upon.

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  8. Happy Christmas to you, too, Tammie Lee.

    That's a fine poem and a lovely photo. A very peaceful and nurturing post to take in after the happenings of the morning and afternoon today.

    Peace and love,
    Gina

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  9. I share that frigid landscape with you, Tammie - and the stillness it engenders. Peace be with you.

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  10. In the first shot what an awesome view. Wonderful poem.

    Merry Christmas

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  11. Dear Tammie,

    Merry Christmas and happy happy new year..

    With all my love..

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  12. Oh Tammie, my heart is full with faith as I see this photo's. This is God's way of letting us understand there are skyways to Heaven. There is a river that flows know matter what life brings us. Keep having hope and believe with all my heart is what you are sending out here to me and I'm loving you for it.
    Thanks you so very much. Have wonderful warm days special one.

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  13. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, Tammie, and much joy, good health and success throughout 2010 and beyond.
    Janice.x

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  14. That first landscape is just beautiful.. as are the words. I hope you had a Merry Christmas. All the very best to you in the New Year.

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  15. "is it the yearning for peace"

    :)

    Merry! Merry!

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  16. Gorgeous photos , Wonderful words !


    Merry Christmas !!


    ~ Warm Hugs ~

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  17. I'm going to go to Montana some day. It's amazing. Beth

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  18. Think you stumbled into Middle Earth in the top photo. Beautiful prayer.

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  19. may the spirit and peace of Christmas be with you always! best wishes!

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  20. Feel that pull deeply draw you into her... Much love and merriment to you - for now and every day Tammie
    Ange

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  21. Gorgeous scenery captured by you - simply beautiful, as are your words.

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  22. OH wow... love the lighter blue in the sky in the first image. The water sure looks cold!! But, those clouds - FABULOUS!

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  23. May the stillness within the landscape ... within the skyscape always inspire and offer you peace. Beautiful words and images. Happy Holidays Tammie! Best Wishes, Carol

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  24. Lovely photos - the first one is such a beautiful composition. Happy Christmas!

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  25. happy holidays darling <3 Such a lovely poem and gorgeous picture!

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  26. lovely poem, dreamy pics

    and also what a great prompt and poem fro OSI

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  27. You've captured what it is to be human. Excellent.

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  28. Wow, the photo and your words give me chills, so moving! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

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  29. Stunning words and imagery! Wow...I truly loved your poem and photos.

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  30. .. thank u for the gentle poems and ur soulful images & prompt _

    wishing u a merry christmas and a happy new year ! ..

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  31. 'Wanderlust' being a German word, provided much interest indeed.

    Seems as if nature uses its own ink to write poetry itself, beautiful set in scene by your photography.

    A wonderful start into the new week.

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  32. Very nice, Tammie! Now I know why you are traveling. You are a closet ski bum. I would be too if I felt like your poem is telling.
    ..
    Thank you for the prompt, it is a fun one.
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  33. Just great pictures- thanks for sharing!//Eva

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  34. I feel exactly that way--like there's a song that wants to burst from my heart--I feel it when I walk in the deep woods, and when my fingers are urged to draw what I sense and when the shutter of my camera clicks at exactly the right moment.

    That feeling is inexplicable. It can be magical. Your poetry says what I feel sometimes, exactly.

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  35. By the way, did you see the face in the cloud to the left? (grin) There's quite a nose on that fellow! But I think he likes what he sees...he seems to be smiling.

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  36. Spectacular photo and words. Thank you! And thank you for the lovely prompt!

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  37. beautifully penned....:)

    this wanderlust of heart...:)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family...and a blessed new year to come....:)

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  38. My goodness, your pictures are stunning :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to a lovely New Year.

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  39. What a beautiful poem Tammie... Such a quiet moment for me. And that first photo...*sigh*

    Wishing you a beautiful New Year.

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  40. Beautiful pictures and introspective writing. I believe the beauty and antiquity of nature do bring on a desire for wandering and exploring. The scenes and images invoke thoughts from the past and what might be.

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  41. merry christmas too.

    loved the voice here, a reminder that mother nature is a living witness on everything :-)

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  42. Coming here is like a meditation in beauty! :)

    Many blessings to you in 2010, Tammie Lee! :)

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  43. I love how I feel I am allowed to have such wanderlust because the powerful mountains and stones and the like stay in one place for me to discover them.

    Merry Christmas. A very beautiful gift, this post.

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  44. You beautifully capture the "gift of landscape" here - lovely!

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  45. ....such beautiful photos, but as always, I love your poem! Also....congratulations on taking the cover of the Whitefish Review! How exciting!!

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  46. wanderlust indeed and a refreshing visit, thanks for always sharing...More power for 2010 Tammie.

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  47. Wonderful pictures and words

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  48. Dear Tammie--
    Stunning photos...and I really like your connection of the earth to wanderlust.

    "Stardust to stardust. Sweet earthy soil to sweet earthy soil."

    Love to you and Happiest of New Years--

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  49. CascondavilleDecember 31, 2009

    What a beautiful photo and a lovely poem. It's mostly impossible to ignore those calls from the soul! Nice! And thanks for visiting my site, and yes, 'lies' makes sense, but the syllable pattern didn't fit the haiku I was striving for! Happy New Year! Happy Blue Moon!

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  50. I know I've already put a comment up on this blog entry, but I wanted to say thank you. You are such a dear and so inspiring! I am honored to know you.

    Here's a Happy New Year to you, dear girl! I pray the coming year will be filled with amazing adventures, laughter and joy! May you have strength through the hard times and peace throughout this new year.

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  51. I am thinking what life would be like if we lived in response to the pulse of our earth. Your poem suggests the potential magic of this beautifully. I think our lives are a continuous search for home, which is peace with our earth.

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  52. Oh my Tammie... These images are magnificent as well as magical!
    Beautiful words that are really thought provoking too.
    Happy New Year dear friend.:)
    Very Best wishes for 2010.
    Love Jo.x

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  53. Beautiful reflections of the living earth; endless landscapes of the human heart. Coming here is like drinking from a mountain stream.
    Wishing you a joyous new year.

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  54. What beautiful landscapes- both in photography as well as with your words!!! Stunning! Happy New Year~~~

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  55. Amazing series. Happy new year to you...Thomas

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  56. Tammie: What beautiful scenery that you have in your country, what a great river.

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  57. Beautiful words and fantastic shot !! Nice post !! Thanks for sa

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  58. snow snow snow and ice ice ice....Oh I am feeling cold :)

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  59. How I would love to visit and see these views for myself...what a gift to be able to see them through the lens of your camera.

    Thank you.

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  60. ~i too am a pisces! i think our eyes can see the same beauty and our hearts share the same delights that nature brings...your words so beautifully written...brightest 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