12.06.2009

Spirit like a Lighthouse


spirit like a lighthouse
illumines where truth is breached
light turning and returning
shinning on our dismay
light turning and returning
edging us along our way
light turning then returning
encouraging us to sway
light turning then returning
till we live a vital way
spirit like a lighthouse
never completely goes away
~


I am told this is Spirit Lake
that it always looks like this
so ~ it is not ice
perhaps minerals?
Photo taken at sunset, shooting into the sun (oh dear)
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64 comments:

  1. It looks like ice. I want to believe it is ice.

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  2. Wow Tammie..that is stunning and yor words are lovely. Is it frozen?? Very cool!! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. So VERY lovely. Your spirit poem moves me today--especially after the traumatic events of this weekend...Ah, how wonderful it is to know there is something GREATER.

    Your photograph is extraordinary and it fills my eyes.

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  4. How strange, like a lake of souls.

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  5. Excellent words, and the pictures are intriguing.

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  6. The exotic mystery of this picture prompts its own kind of spiritual awakening: fascinating, the way light turns (and returns) on this subject...

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful lake, so pretty. Great shot too, the light on it looks great!

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  8. Your first picture reminds me f the moon and your words would fit that well. I like the idea of a spirit lake. They say water conducts so much. Minerals sounds about right, the 2nd picture could have been Parys Mountain x

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  9. That lake is gorgeous...it's so hard to fathom that it's not ice on the surface! Your poem was lovely. I liked the repeated lines...they were very comforting!

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  10. Beautiful beautiful photos and poetry!

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  11. The lake is amazing, magical!
    your poem was amazing <3 made me feel less lonely actually ;-)

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  12. Tammie, I looked and looked at that photo, trying to decide what it was before I went on to read your poem and then your second photo (ahhh-haaa!). I like to think there is a beacon within us that will always be our guide - never leaving us completely.

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  13. What an interesting lake! It's mesmerizing. And your poetry is beautiful!

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  14. Oh tammie, these are just intensely beautiful.

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  15. Pure magic in words and place. Your photos are very compelling and your words draw me into the beauty and mystery within them.

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  16. Such beauty in words and images. Lovely!

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  17. Goodness! It does indeed seem like a lake of Souls. It's given me goosebumps! Wow!

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  18. "Light turning and returning" .... beautiful poem. The steady repeating Light, a constant beacon guiding us through a chaotic world. I love you Spirit Lake photo's. Fitting with the poem, turning and returning, life eternal....just like the mystical rounds on spirit lake. Blessings. Love and Light, Nina P

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  19. That spirit seems like a guiding light. Nice flow to your poem.

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  20. very inspirational, i like the repetitive mantra of the poem...

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  21. Tammie, it's hard to believe that this was taken on our planet earth. I say this, in part, because it reminds me of the memory tapestry in Tarkovsky's Solaris.

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  22. 'light turning and returning'
    like a heart beat, ever steady

    i wonder what energy would break ice into a span of circles - what a fantastic find

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  23. That's an interesting lake. Fascinating. Love the shots.

    And I love the poem. It is a beautiful meditation.

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  24. Tammie,
    Beautiful.... and I believe shooting into the sun on this capture helped enhance the effect of this shot.
    Smiles Barbara

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  25. good use of repetition! it works well here.

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  26. The repetition of lines felt very like the lighthouse spin. Beautiful words and the photos are amazing!

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  27. Wow that is gorgeous. I love the poem too. I love the circles and circles and the repeating in the poetry. We live in circles within circles...

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  28. wow tammie those pics r fab..ur very talented:)...loved the verse:)..beautiful

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  29. Wow - so special. Now I'm going to have to Google Spirit Lake. While the artist is more than satisfied, the scientist in me must know why.

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  30. thanks for sharing this! first time seeing something like this!

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  31. I'll bet Spirit Lake isn't called Spirit Lake just because... I love the poem and the pictures to go with it. Oh how I would love to visit Spirit Lake some day and aks all the spirits quiestions.
    Heavenly hugs from me to you.

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  32. Fascinating. Truly fascinating. Nature, methinks, is the *most talented* artist!

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  33. That is beautiful, Tammie - the lake, your words, and the first photo is amazing. Yes, I agree, light and spirit are just like a lighthouse.
    Janice.

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  34. You do great photos and not only that you also have a way with words, a great combination. Have a nice week Tammie.

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  35. Tammie,
    Thank you for letting me know your cards have arrived. So pleased to hear you love them. It is so nice when people really see what I try to capture. Of course you are a person who really appreciates nature and its beauty. I was touched by your lovely comments.
    Great photograph,
    looks like a magical place.

    Best wishes Milly

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  36. It is beautiful and very unusual. The surface looks like frozen geyers. I can believe that spirits live there.

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  37. Spirit lakelooks an amzing ly beautiful & oh so peaceful place!

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  38. I love the circular motion of the poem... so perfectly balanced with the picture. Talk about harmony! This was wonderful...

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  39. Beautiful image and words

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  40. that looks like one of those optical illusions, where it moves the longer you look at it. Amazing pictures.

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  41. Thanks for your encouraging comments! No wallet back yet, but most things can be replaced. :)

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  42. Oh dear indeed! Tammie this is silver magic. So, so beautiful I don't have words.

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  43. Impressive lake, outstanding photos and lovely poem!

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  44. Wow, double the pleasure....

    An awesome and unique photo perspective and an original poem with a new sense of style.

    Your perception feels as if it is shifting.

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  45. Wow that's just beautiful. I took a few shots of my local partially frozen pond which appeared to have circle of water.. holes - but it looked nothing like this. Wonderful!

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  46. I love the comparison- beautifully written and gorgeous pic!!!

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  47. Every time you come up with different images that make me happy

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  48. How utterly beautiful. I want to believe it's the spirit of lighthouse, yet, it look like some form of those beautiful, graceful, and deadly Jelly Fish. Either way, it's a very spiritual scene.

    I would love to order some large prints of these Tammie, is it possible?

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  49. As always, stunning photos Tammie!:)
    This lake is so magical with the circle formations. What a wonderful name 'Spirit Lake'. The poem compliments your pictures really well...
    I have just posted your beautiful cabin in the snow, on my Christmas post. I think it looks like Narnia!;)
    Jo.x

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  50. wow this is amazing, the photos seem to bounce the spirit right onto the page.. Lovely as I feel here and always with your poems..
    HUGS

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  51. Thank you for the poem and the beautiful images. It was the beacon that I needed today.

    peace

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  52. I loved the image of "light turning and returning ..." patiently ... until we find our own way.

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  53. Another stunning poem to go with the eye transfixed. Hello to you again in the Other World.

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  54. This is just fabulous. I have never seen anything like that. Miracle...

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  55. Tammie, I am liking the play on the word, returning. I would not have it turned, then returned but you did it good.
    ..

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  56. Wonderful poetry and the Spirit Lake certainly a mystery!

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  57. Dear Tammie,
    Once again, "Thank you".
    Your poem was the blessing I needed this morning. Your photographs once again inspired.
    I feel the energy of spirit.
    Thank you,
    Sherry

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  58. Hi Tammie,

    Beautiful poem!

    I also think Spirit Lake looks a bit like a mystery. I think it's ice though, but I have never seen anything like this before. Must be due to the light.......

    Very mysterious indeed.....

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Best regards
    Asta

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  59. Wow! That is beautiful! Wonder what made it that way!

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  60. It is very different looking. Nice photo.

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  61. Absolutely Gorgeous ! Ahhh , the beauty of nature.

    ~ 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