Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday

Today's Thoughtful Thursday comes from one of my newer readers, Titanium.

She's all kind of eloquent, with a little kick-assery thrown in for good measure. I so admire her strength and am thankful she can open my eyes - and in turn yours - to such fine imagery as this:

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.

And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colors,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

John O' Donohue

And may you be able to, on this Thursday, brush aside that windblown scattering of scarlet and amber leaves to find that pathway leading to your personal meadow of delight.


Anonymous said...

Baroness, you are too kind. I'm delighted to be a part of Thoughtful Thursday... and *blushing* glad to be part of the conversation.

baronessvonb said...

Count Ti: It is not a kindess; merely a recognition of something and someone quite wonderful. Just giving you what you deserve.

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