Blessing Way–One Shot Wednesday


Paperwhites

Image by cmkalina via Flickr

Blessing Way

Wind curls around a corner of the lodge,
brushes her cheek like a lover,
tousles night-black hair.

Pungent-scented paper-whites bend lower,
touch loamy soil,
prepare to die.

Earth stretches to embrace daybreak,
surrenders flecks of frost,
drinks in warmth.

Facing East, raising a weathered face
into early light,
blessing creation,

Wisdom Keeper lifts her
outstretched arms,
and sighs.

Submitted to One Shot Wednesday: http://onestoppoetry.com/

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22 thoughts on “Blessing Way–One Shot Wednesday

  1. Artswebshow says:

    great poem, quite deep the last verse says it all.
    That could be mother nature giving up on humanity

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  2. meiro says:

    Earth stretches to embrace daybreak,
    surrenders flecks of frost,
    drinks in warmth.
    This stanza …….love it, lovely.
    Enjoy reading your work.

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  3. A weathered face, nice.

    And those poor paperwhites, so sad giving up their life as is the cycle, but others will follow. And joy all ’round 24 / 7 / 365

    xo

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  4. Jingle says:

    uplifting spirits, well done.
    😉

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  5. Yes, the touch of spring at last

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  6. klrs09 says:

    What a lovely poem. I can hardly wait til things get growing here. I’m sick of cold and snow and wind and. . .

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  7. Bodhirose says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Took me right into the feeling of this “blessing”.

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  8. Lovely images! And thanks so much for participating in my latest Limerick-Off challenge.

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  9. Beautiful images…

    Here is my one shot:
    diamonte

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  10. tolbert says:

    Wind curls around a corner of the lodge,
    brushes her cheek like a lover,

    Wonderful imagery…this is so crisp and clean it feels like a brisk morning. Beautiful!

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  11. Kim says:

    Lovely ode to the reliable paper white.

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  12. ayala says:

    Great images..lovely!

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  13. Very nice, I enjoyed this piece and the whimsical images.

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  14. ladynimue says:

    I felt i was standing on my house roof to welcome the morning with open arms ! awesome !

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  15. trisha says:

    fabulous imagery victoria. very attractive.

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  16. trisha says:

    just divine victoria, loved the images you created.

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  17. dani says:

    “brushes her cheek like a lover”

    amazing imagery throughout. love this! ♥

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  18. Words and phases that arouse the senses. You are skilled in your craft, Victoria…

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  19. moondustwriter says:

    Love the way that you breathe life into nature. I could almost feel it and smell it – nicely done

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  20. brian says:

    love the personification of the earth and the last stanza on the wisdom keeper..sigh…

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  21. dustus says:

    Enjoyed the way you describe nature through tactile action, especially the third stanza where the earth “stretches.” Nicely done.

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  22. Teresa says:

    Such a series of great images. I especially love the first stanza.

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