2.06.2010

Eternal Breath


I see you in a single crystal
in each and every facet
I feel you in a single flower
in each and every petal
you change my stance
with outstretched arms
of the branches of each tree
when the sun lights you
when the shadows hide you
it is in the essence
that I find you
you hide and thrive
within all life
planted in the seeds
and human heart
the eternal promise
of being palpable
for each to find you
to merge with
the
eternal breath
life
~

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84 comments:

Clytie said...

Oh. My thoughts just went pfffftt out of my head when I saw these photos and read your words. Except maybe ... stunning. Beautiful. Wow.

Silke said...

Oh my, how very beautiful! Both words and pictures. Stunning... Hugs, Silke

Carolyn Ford said...

The depth of your words and the beauty of these ice crystals is over whelming...

anno said...

breathtaking photo, and I love all the echoing resonances of the beautifully repeated "you", "life," and "light." Just gorgeous.

Cedar ... said...

What an amazing shot of the ice crystals... so many people would walk right by and not even see them, but not you! Love those!

Barb said...

These ice crystals remind me of filigreed butterflies.The lines

"when the sun lights you
when the shadows hide you
it is in the essence
that I find you"

give me hope. Another wonderful gift to us, Tammie.

Natural Moments said...

Each crystal

Singley singing its new point of view

Together softening the landscape

Till fusion brings them Home yet again.

Sonia ;) said...

Absolutely beautiful...

Caroline said...

So gorgeous Tammie!

Ann said...

what beautiful snow flake/ice on the branches. Will they be covered by the heavy snow fall that we watched on our TV?

Barefoot from Heaven said...

ahhhuuuu...no words to find and try to discribe these beauties...man oh man..breathtaken.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful heartfelt words, and stunning pics.

yvette said...

let's join the eternal breath..in fact we do!

kizkizzzz
yvette

faerwillow said...

~i have never seen such a sight...truly magical...brightest blessings~

eileeninmd said...

Simply beautiful! Lovely images and a lovely poem, Tammie!

Olga i Carles said...

It is bautiful.

Congratulations.

cieldequimper said...

You will never cease to amaze me. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Daniel said...

I can't decide whether I find your words or your photos more remarkable! I'm glad I don't have to choose. Lovely stuff!

murat11 said...

Good morning, Tammie: lovely ode and beautiful fairy/deva wings.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Wonderful photo, wonderful poem..As always..

Loch Rob said...

Very beautiful. How love and life intertwine. Such tender verse to go with a spectacular photo.

gautami tripathy said...

awesome words...

waking in to dreams

Also don't forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisitedon Monday mornings!

Sweetest in the Gale said...

The images are stunning...as are your words! I especially loved these lines:

you hide and thrive
within all life
planted in the seeds
and human heart


Powerful!

San said...

The eternal breath--so fraught with possibility. And so delicate.

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh my Tammie...wow that is just so beautiful!! Wow!!
Hugs, Sarah

Mumsy said...

Your photos are incredibly stunning, and your poem is absolutely beautiful Tammie!

Rosa Phoenix said...

Tammie!

butterfly crystals
in icy fragile flight
seeing these gems
my eyes widen
my mind expands
my heart opens

grateful to see thru your crystal lens

Hilary said...

Just gorgeous.. words and images.

Jama said...

So stunning!

SandyCarlson said...

That the breath is eternal fills me with hope. Beautiful.

Kiki said...

Gorgeous..such beauty in words and imagery..the whole energy of this post is beautiful.
Kiki~

Becky and Gary said...

These are absolutely awesome Tammie! Don't you love the different shapes?
Happy Monday.
B.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful. They look like sparkling crystals.

Kala said...

Gorgeous, and no two exactly alike!

dowhatyoulove said...

More spectacular photos of ice crystals. I love the shape of these ones, amazing!

What a beautiful reflection of the oneness of life. The source energy shared by all.

Colleen said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like that. Gorgeous photos!!

Manang Kim said...

Another great macro of frost! Thanks for sharing!

Macro-Dama de noche

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful words and images!

awarewriter said...

Wonderful images and words Tammie. Thank you for this.

Jay said...

Intriguing! Nice one. :)

Creative Potential said...

beautiful and moving...natures art

quilly said...

I am speechless. What incredible photos -- and the words are like perfect crystals themselves. Wonderful.

dawn said...

Wow! Amazing photos complimented by a beautiful poetry!

Benjamin Dean said...

Great poem. It's all there. The one eternal being resident in all, expressing, shining.

Regina said...

What a beauty!

Cyrus Rumi said...

So profound...!!!!:)

Cyrus

dutchbaby said...

Unbelievable image and beautiful poem!

Christina said...

Amazing beauty!

Gattina said...

Very beautiful ! both !

SquirrelQueen said...

Both the words and the photos are amazingly beautiful.

joshi daniel said...

looks like a christmas tree :D

Irene said...

Very beautiful! Both words and pictures.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Your blog is lovely;-)

Ange said...

Tammie they look like millions of tiny white butterflies paused for just the instant of a breath, waiting for a breath of wind to encourage them on their way. Eternal ephemeral beauty...

RUDHI - Chance said...

Found your blog - and love it! Greetings from Austria...

Patti said...

Words cannot even begin to express how fantastic these photos are. But then you must know that with 55+ comments! Stunning!

Julie said...

What a beautiful blog, love it!

wncmountainliving said...

With all our complaing of the snow and ice - thanks for REALLY seeing them. The poem goes even deeper than the photos.

lissa said...

love the photos, it goes well with the poem, creates a certain dream-life feel

Tumblewords: said...

Awe-inspiring and breath-taking!

Carletta said...

I am totally in awe of image and words!
Stunning macros with such detail!

kathrin said...

your blog is so wonderful, thank you for showing us so nice pics !!!
hugh Kathrin (Bremen Germany)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful crystals!

BlueJayEye said...

frozen butterflies, love really love the picture, and such soothing words, thank you for sharing them

happily retired gal said...

Amazing frozen macros and lovely words ... thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

MedaM said...

Stunning photos and wonderful lines that go with it!

Patti said...

gorgeous gorgeous photos accompanying a beautifully written poem, as always!

Teresa said...

Incredible photos and poem

Jeanneoli said...

Beautiful words and WOW..gorgeous images.

Michelle said...

I've looked at your ice crystal photos several times now and they are truly stunning.

And I decided to order my new lens tonight. No more putting it off!

Jim said...

Tammie, I think your poet/writer is IN LOVE! Hopelessly in love!
This is deep, Tammie, not a single extra thought, all is concentrated on winning the hunt and seek game.
..

spottedwolf said...

Awesome verse tammie....awesome !!!

Amity said...

You only realize somebody's worth when he's missing...:)

lovely post and the pic that came with it!

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, Tammie. I am in awe. Not only does this photograph fill my eyes, but your words melt my heart.

Thank you. I have often felt the Breath of Someone bigger in my soul. That He takes time to be close to me is breathtaking--just like these wonderful photos.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Hi Tammie, I have never seen ice crystals like these in real life. They are, to me, truly amazing! There seems to be some plan to their formation - almost as if they are the ghost of leaves past, or perhaps of those yet to come. Have a lovely weekend, and keep warm! Janice. x

artsyclay said...

With all the inconveniences this unusually snowy winter is bringing, your photos and poem are very uplifting...and a reminder that God's creation is holy.

Mads... said...

beautiful and superb..well versed..!

zoya gautam said...

beautiful ..

T and S said...

Beautiful images.

The Amateur Poet said...

superb take! loved this read.. thanks very much Tammie! :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Whoa.... words escape me. I've never seen ice crystals form like this before. They look like a million butterflies. How you find the perfect words to celebrate nature's beauty is a real gift.

Deepak Acharya said...

this time, your words were more powerful than the images :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beautiful!

Laura Hegfield said...

complete amazement...that's all I can say!