4.10.2010

I Am Lake


through you
I am all things
in your depths the world is quiet
I remember
I am silence
along your shore 
waters warm
I remember
I am the heat of the sun
floating on your skin
caressed between your water
and sky
I breathe and I am buoyant
standing
feet buried in your sands
I am rooted
in water languid
in air spirit
when I swim
through your body
I am movement alive
we are
much the same
my body is earth
container of living waters
you flow with and around all you meet
a mutable dance
changing form
liquid ice mist
honoring always the substance of who you are
enduring endlessly through all whom you nurture
~

Visit OSI for poetry for the prompt: vicarious
For scenic photography visit: Scenic Sunday

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful support and celebration
for the show my photography was in this week!
I would have loved have all of you there with me. 
I had a fabulous time.
The photographers shared fantastic images of the beauty that our world is. 

Many thanks!

Tammie

83 comments:

  1. Beautiful Tammie, being one with nature and touching everything. love this. have a great weekend. take care.

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  2. I like the way your imagery opens varied worlds; perhaps we all interpret your poems in different ways. Your photo grounds me in the literal, but your words allow me to imagine Mother Earth - the nurturer of all. The part is of the whole and the whole holds all the parts.

    So glad the show was successful!

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  3. Hi Cinner,
    thank you for letting this touch you.

    Hi Barb,
    Yes, everyone does interpret my poetry in different lights. I love seeing my words through all of your eyes and hearts. Thank you for sharing how this has touched you~
    Thank you.
    T

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  4. What a talent you have for words (and images!)

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  5. Tammie ~ you bright beautiful spirit! xo

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  6. Great shot and what a beautiful location.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  7. I am speechless and breathless...I can only imagine being that close to such peace!

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  8. That poem, and that photo, were so beautiful and uplifting. Thank you.

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  9. What a wonderful peace and serenity!

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  10. Those words are perfect for the picture.

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  11. ah tammie.. perfection! :) the first 4 lines captured my thoughts and just flowed wonderfully well! :)

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  12. You have captured a most amazing body of water, mountains and a sky that doesn't quit! Wow, Tammie!

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  13. Amazingly beautiful photo and a lovely poem :)

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  14. Oh dear Tammie!! The picture and the poem is simply wonderful! A beautiful Sunday for you

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  15. That poem was amazing :) It felt like you described the whole world as one nature, if that made sense ^^ Lovely!

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  16. water, mountain, clouds, very in balance.

    Wonderful poem.

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  17. First off, I'm glad you had such a fabulous time!
    Now to this post: the words are inspiring as always and that photograph... How does it get more perfect and majestic than that? Have a wonderful Sunday surrounded by beauty.

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  18. Your beautiful picture helps bring forth the imagery. I like the metaphor of the lake and all the picture your poem brings forth.

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  19. Great poem and pic , it does evoke that oneness with nature. You express it beautifully.

    ~ Natural Blessings ~

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  20. So beautiful, and your words only add to it.

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  21. What a gorgeous photo. When I saw in your profile that you love "wandering in the wild", I knew that I had to come visit. Your words complement the photo perfectly.

    I'm gradually trying to teach myself to be a photographer. I never owned a real camera until a year ago, and now I find myself looking at the world in a whole new way, just because I have a little camera in my pocket. It's funny how much power that little device has had, bring out the one artistic gene in me!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. The poem is every bit as beautiful (and touching) as the photo. This is a wonderful post.

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  23. Congrats Tammie --on having your photography in a show... I think that is just wonderful---and your photography is FABULOUS. Congrats again.

    You picture and words are lovely today.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  24. Magnificent..through image and word..in energy and nature!
    Kiki~

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  25. Awsome imagery!

    ode to insomnia

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

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  26. Your photo is as poetic as the verse. Put them together and the combination is a clean knockout. Amazing.

    And congratulations!

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  27. I like the way you inhabited this lake, and the picture you caught was a sweet drink of deep spiritual refreshment.

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  28. Beautiful poem and photo Tammie. Glacier is one of the many places on my list to visit - just gorgeous!

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  29. Dear Tammie.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    I took a look at your blog which is just wonderful. You are very talented and your expression gentle and warm.
    Warmest greetings.
    Erla

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  30. A lovely shot, beautiful....

    So pleased the show was a success.

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  31. That is a fabulous photo, and nice words to go with it. I like your blog a lot, you've got a great way of taking photographs.

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  32. Wonderfull image and wonderfull words

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  33. So breathtaking...and such entrancing words to go along with the imagery. Theresa :)

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  34. Really a very impressive shot:
    magnificent post, thanks for sharing!
    :-)

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  35. I consistently enjoy your photos and poems-- I often find a pleasant and happy energy here.

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  36. Hi Tammie,
    Beautiful poetry, you are very talented.xx

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  37. You are really talented, great poetry :)

    Marinela x x

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  38. You're as good with words as with images. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!

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  39. Being a Pisces I feel the same as the poem whenver I am in water! Lovely shot and poem!

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  40. This shot is stunning! I love the layering in the clouds and the lighting on the mountains. Pure perfection! And congrats on your photo show. You are so talented and artistic in so many ways! Thanks for visiting my tulip shots.

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  41. Wow! it's absolutely beautiful here.

    thank you for sharing
    best wishes
    Robyn

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  42. Placid, yet so full of life. Your words ring beautifully through my head. YOU inspire me.

    Oh, Tammie, I just found out about your show. Congratulations! I'm so thrilled and wish I could have been there. xoxo

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  43. Whoaaa! Jaw dropping beauty!!

    Fascinating and thanks for sharing this with us..

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  44. What a lovely and serene capture. I have never visited Glacier Park but it is on my bucket list.

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  45. Stunning image and a beautiful poetry. Love it.

    Have a nice day

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  46. wonderful image here Tammie..love it!have a great week!

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  47. I am out in that lake, and the water feels so good...

    xt

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  48. Wow Tammie...:))
    beautiful poem, as scenic as the pic that came with it...:)

    Congratulations on your photography show...i i know it was a success, how i wished i've been there, too!

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  49. Incredibly beautiful, the words and the photo.

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  50. Iam feeling as calm as the lake now :) beautiful images from your words and photo!

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  51. Beautiful words and gorgeous image Tammie! Water can mimic the peace of life before birth.

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  52. Thank you so much, Tammie. You always have exactly what I need when I come to visit. I wonder how the event when on April 8th? Sending lots of hugs your way! miracles, k-

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  53. oh I like it so much, wonderful !!!
    hugh Kathrin

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  54. As always- your poetry is as stunning as your photography~

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  55. Astounding thoughts and words - they sing with 'vicarious'ness and oneness. Glorious!

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  56. Incredible and beautiful!

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  57. where u take all these beautiful photos? *.*

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  58. One of your more breathtaking shots. Absolutely magnificent.

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  59. WOW...beautiful image, I liked it a lot...Thomas

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  60. Such beautiful poetry Tammie. Have a wonderful week x

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  61. You capture so well your deep enjoyment of nature in the "mutable dance."

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  62. Hi Tammie, Thanks for visiting my post on flower pounding. I must tell you though that the quilting was free motion stitching. My machine has a way of looking hand stitched. It takes a lot longer but well worth the effort. NOW I am totally in love with your beautiful photo's and your amazing poetry.I think are minds must work alike. Nature is my way of life. I spent much time in Montana having a log home designed and built, then brought here to the foothills of the Cascades,WA. I was in Hamilton and Ennis every other week it seems. Love Montana. Love my log home now for almost 20 years. I am off to explore more of your posts.

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  63. This is so beautiful...may I share it in my newsletter? I will credit you of course....If everyone came to your blog at the start of the day this would be a different world. This is a spiritual place...namaste....
    Big hugs...

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  64. Hi Tammi, what a beautiful photo. Our world is wonderful you show it through your photos. The mountain have a beautiful sharpness depth, the blue sky and white clouds. One of the many great photos from you. Margareta from Sweden

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  65. I am absolutely speechless....

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  66. MizLee: I'm sure mutability matches that of this wondrous lake.

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  67. what lovely words and images. thanks for sharing

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  68. Ahhhhhhh ...

    (that's all I got)

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  69. De-Lovely!!! The photo and your words. Thank you so much for stopping by so that I could come meet you. It's quite enjoyable over here! **blows kisses** Deb

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  70. Wow, Tammie! This image and your beautiful words resonate deeply. It is a reminder of what a magical world we are fortunate to live on.

    Congratulations regarding the show. I'd loved to have been there.

    I hope you are wonderfully well and inspired. xx

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  71. This is simply divine...
    thank you...
    and thank you for your beautiful presence, and comments on my blog :)

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  72. Tammie,
    This wonderful view of the lake is breathtaking. I bet the air is lovely there. Clear and fresh.
    Your photos look so alive with natural beauty. I can only imagine how you must feel spiritually, when you are actually in such magical places like this.
    Your gentle poem also calms the soul.
    Have a lovely weekend, dear friend.
    Hugs.
    Jo.xx:)

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  73. Tammie,
    It's good to get back from vacation and read your marvelous words. I feel the water and become it with each line. Thank you for sharing this transformation!

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  74. I read this poem more than once, sweet friend--and I find your words to be like music for the soul.

    I can hear the music.

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  75. Dear Tammie,
    I took off my shoes before I entered your sacred space....
    I found myself floating on the image of your lake...one with water and sky and you.
    Thank you.
    Namaste,
    Sherry

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  76. Dear Tammie--
    This was a beautiful meditation for me this morning.

    To be aware of our connection to anything elivens everything--

    Love to you!

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  77. I guess it is a best place for swimming :)

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  78. Gorgeous photo, Tammie, and such a clever interprestation of the word vicarious. Your poem is beautiful. I can feel and hear that silence, and feel the sun on my skin as I read, and then have a sense of becoming as one with the earth with feet rooted in the water. Beautiful.
    Janice.

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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