Saturday, 8 January 2011

I want to share this with you....................

"When they ask to see your gods
your book of prayers
show them lines
drawn delicately with veins
on the underside of a bird’s wing
tell them you believe
in giant sycamores mottled
and stark against a winter sky
and in nights so frozen
stars crack open spilling
streams of molten ice to earth
and tell them how you drink
a holy wine of honeysuckle
on a warm spring day
and of the softness
of your mother who never taught you
death was life’s reward
but who believed in the earth
and the sun
and a million, million light years
of being"

- J.L. Stanley.

I saw this on Katie's lovely pages, taken from the pages of Sarah Elwell at Paper Roads
it took my breath away........


moa said...

hi lynn
beautiful reading...
& a happy new year to you!
I am looking forward to follow your words and photos on your lovely blog this year!

have a happy weekend -
*smile & love* from moa

Jacqueline said...

Isn't this brilliant!

sarah said...

it's wonderful to see this circulating!

Madelief said...

Such a beautiful poem!

Happy sunday!

Lieve groet, Madelief

seanymph said...

It took my breath away too after reading it. And so I had to share it also. Thanks for posting it, Ive never seen it before.

liZZie said...

That is so beautiful and so perfect. Really glad you found it to share.

The French Bear said...

So beautiful.....lovely....!!!
Love the new look on your blog, very pretty!
Margaret B

katiebird said...

I love how things just keep rotating and inspiring!

Jema♥Rose said...

That is so beautiful Lynn...thank you for sharing!



sarah-jane down the lane said...

Speachless - simply adore this, thank you Lynn x

Phyllis said...

Thank you for this beautiful prose. I'm going to put it on my blog as well; maybe print it on some beautiful paper and frame it!!!

Phyllis said...

Hello Lynn,

This is beautiful; thank you for sharing. I've posted it on my blog as well and plan to print it out on lovely paper for framing.

Have a wonderful day!

Jeanne said...

How beautiful indeed.
Much love and many blessings
Love Jeanne

layers said...

I do love this poem- perfection and beauty in words and the images the words conjure up.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thank you.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

This is SO beautiful, I hope you don't mind I've also posted it to my blog Lynn? Thank you so much.

I tried to find out something of J.L.Stanley but hardly anything out there except a site that I posted a link to..

Hugs to you dear Lynn

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

What a beautiful piece of writing , thank you for posting it.

H ennA said...

Thank you for sharing Lynn... just lovely!
I´ll have to tell´s so slippery outdoors now, just walking is a real workout! It´s been raining, still we have lot´s of snow..but it doesn´t look so pretty at the moment. Kitchen project is going slowly at the moment, maybe it´s done and finished just in time for the jam season to start ;-)...hopefully I´m busy painting the panels this weekend, if everything goes my way :-)
Have a inspirational week dear friend!

Hugs Anne

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

Hello Lynn
I was delighted to be able to publish your blog address last year in the magazine I was working for. Being lost for hours looking for sites that would inspire readers really was a highlight of the job.
I can't wait to see more of your beautiful work this year. Vera x

vicki said...

Totally mesmerising~
such beautiful prose~

Lori Bei Durst said...

Hi, Don't know how I found you, but glad I did! I love this poem too. I will share on my blog over the next couple of days....I like Phyllis's idea of printing it on pretty paper and framing it (or at least posting it on the frig! :o)
Lovely photos too.
Fondly, Lori

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Dear Lynn,
Thank you for sharing this amazing poem by J. L. Stanley. I've visited your blog a couple of times to read it again and again. The words are haunting and beautiful.
xo, Rebecca

thea said...

i am legitimately flwed *she types as she copies the poem to keep....*

LOVE it, so glad you posted it.