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
Photo taken at sunset, shooting into the sun (oh dear)
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It looks like ice. I want to believe it is ice.ReplyDelete
Wow Tammie..that is stunning and yor words are lovely. Is it frozen?? Very cool!! Hugs, SarahReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Your photograph is extraordinary and it fills my eyes.
How strange, like a lake of souls.ReplyDelete
Excellent words, and the pictures are intriguing.ReplyDelete
The exotic mystery of this picture prompts its own kind of spiritual awakening: fascinating, the way light turns (and returns) on this subject...ReplyDelete
Wow, what a beautiful lake, so pretty. Great shot too, the light on it looks great!ReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Beautiful beautiful photos and poetry!ReplyDelete
The lake is amazing, magical!ReplyDelete
your poem was amazing <3 made me feel less lonely actually ;-)
Tammie: That is absolutely beautiful.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
What an interesting lake! It's mesmerizing. And your poetry is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh tammie, these are just intensely beautiful.ReplyDelete
Pure magic in words and place. Your photos are very compelling and your words draw me into the beauty and mystery within them.ReplyDelete
Such beauty in words and images. Lovely!ReplyDelete
Goodness! It does indeed seem like a lake of Souls. It's given me goosebumps! Wow!ReplyDelete
"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 PReplyDelete
That spirit seems like a guiding light. Nice flow to your poem.ReplyDelete
very inspirational, i like the repetitive mantra of the poem...ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
'light turning and returning'ReplyDelete
like a heart beat, ever steady
i wonder what energy would break ice into a span of circles - what a fantastic find
That's an interesting lake. Fascinating. Love the shots.ReplyDelete
And I love the poem. It is a beautiful meditation.
Beautiful.... and I believe shooting into the sun on this capture helped enhance the effect of this shot.
good use of repetition! it works well here.ReplyDelete
The repetition of lines felt very like the lighthouse spin. Beautiful words and the photos are amazing!ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
wow tammie those pics r fab..ur very talented:)...loved the verse:)..beautifulReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing this! first time seeing something like this!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Heavenly hugs from me to you.
Fascinating. Truly fascinating. Nature, methinks, is the *most talented* artist!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
You do great photos and not only that you also have a way with words, a great combination. Have a nice week Tammie.ReplyDelete
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.
looks like a magical place.
Best wishes Milly
It is beautiful and very unusual. The surface looks like frozen geyers. I can believe that spirits live there.ReplyDelete
Spirit lakelooks an amzing ly beautiful & oh so peaceful place!ReplyDelete
I love the circular motion of the poem... so perfectly balanced with the picture. Talk about harmony! This was wonderful...ReplyDelete
Beautiful image and wordsReplyDelete
that looks like one of those optical illusions, where it moves the longer you look at it. Amazing pictures.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your encouraging comments! No wallet back yet, but most things can be replaced. :)ReplyDelete
Oh dear indeed! Tammie this is silver magic. So, so beautiful I don't have words.ReplyDelete
Impressive lake, outstanding photos and lovely poem!ReplyDelete
Wow, double the pleasure....ReplyDelete
An awesome and unique photo perspective and an original poem with a new sense of style.
Your perception feels as if it is shifting.
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!ReplyDelete
I love the comparison- beautifully written and gorgeous pic!!!ReplyDelete
Every time you come up with different images that make me happyReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I would love to order some large prints of these Tammie, is it possible?
As always, stunning photos Tammie!:)ReplyDelete
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!;)
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..ReplyDelete
Thank you for the poem and the beautiful images. It was the beacon that I needed today.ReplyDelete
I loved the image of "light turning and returning ..." patiently ... until we find our own way.ReplyDelete
Another stunning poem to go with the eye transfixed. Hello to you again in the Other World.ReplyDelete
This is just fabulous. I have never seen anything like that. Miracle...ReplyDelete
Tammie, I am liking the play on the word, returning. I would not have it turned, then returned but you did it good.ReplyDelete
Wonderful poetry and the Spirit Lake certainly a mystery!ReplyDelete
Once again, "Thank you".
Your poem was the blessing I needed this morning. Your photographs once again inspired.
I feel the energy of spirit.
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!
Wow! That is beautiful! Wonder what made it that way!ReplyDelete
It is very different looking. Nice photo.ReplyDelete
Absolutely Gorgeous ! Ahhh , the beauty of nature.ReplyDelete
~ Blessings ~