Sunday, November 30, 2008

WELCOMING (OSI)




...i am outside

sitting vajrasana
beneath the gold umbrella
of the August sun
welcoming the breeze that rolls
the cottonwood leaves over
like the sound of distant waves
that makes the wind-chimes dance
and brings the gentle scent
of wild sweetclover

here to where...





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24 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

The imagery is delicious, and the welcoming heart makes all the possibilities rich!

Sylvia K said...

The serenity is everything, wish I was able to write as well as you do. Thanks for a lovely Sunday moment!

Geraldine said...

Just excellent Deborah. I felt the breeze on my face and the fragrance wafting in the air. Bravo! Great take on this prompt.

Hugs, G

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

Kallen305 said...

I was actually there and could picture it. How I miss is right about now. Very nice.

bobbie said...

Oh, so beautiful.

Sue said...

Your poem is so vivid - I feel the sun, and hear the leaves rolling in the wind, and suddenly it is August again on this gray November day.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful and visual. I felt I was there.

Lin said...

when i get an extra minute, i will have to check our one single impression looks lovely...the photo reminds me of the high mountains in utah in fall. i miss the mountains as we have driven all day through the flat lands of western texas.

me ann my camera said...

I had to look up the word, 'vajrasana', but after doing so I had this image in my head...

stretched backwards
reaching inward
to stir thoughts
stimulated outwards

loved the chimes and the breeze

Quiet Paths said...

This is as though you are embracing life and welcoming the moment... I can smell the summer scents.

Jim said...

Deborah, I could not sit varjransa. It does look comfortable for most but I have a semi-healed broken kneecap.
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2007/06/june-bug-yes-its-june-bug-2007.html
I do believe that warm sunshine in the fall always welcomes, a good choice you made.
Thank you for your encouraging comment for my 'poem,' I need and appreciate those.
..

Raven said...

You took me right there. A painting in poetry. Lovely.

magiceye said...

this is so beautifully soothing...

Squirrel said...

you really feel the air and sun when you read it and smells of summer...

fourwindshaiga said...

What an image! Doesn't get any better than that scene sounds. Your inner peace came through in your words.

Rose said...

Oh my, Deborah, you have a way with words!

tumblewords said...

Superb work and photo... 'the gold umbrella of the August sun' is a particularly delightful phrase.

gabrielle said...

I was not familiar with the meaning of vajrasana. Discovered that it is the Diamond pose, a meditative posture. The Sanskrit word Vajra refers to a diamond or a thunderbolt. The word Vajra if it is separated, va means to move and ra means radiant. So the word conjures for me travelling while still.

"welcoming the breeze that rolls
the cottonwood leaves over
like the sound of distant waves"

the cadence itself is rolling

you are inside yet outside, in a subtle energized state, going from here to unknown with an open heart

beautiful!!!

Patois said...

I adore "the breeze that rolls the cottonwood leaves over like the sound of distant waves." I can feel it, even in the cold of winter coming.

watermaid said...

I love the images you evoke as 'the breeze rolls/the cottonwood leaves over'. Exquisite.

Indrani said...

Vajrasana there? Must be an awesome feeling.

zoya gautam said...

.."the fool on the hill--see the world spinning round" _(the beatles)[without reason i think of it as a backdrop to ur poem]
~'spirituality'-what exactly is it?_aren't the birds & the bees spiritual_
.."here to where"--a simple question,yet in the light of ur lovely poem-in celebration of spirituality-
so 'searching'..many thanks..
_"like the sound of distant waves
that makes the wind-chimes dance"..

Haiku Tuna said...

Wonderful Zen welcome. It's the perfect pose to absorb the sun, swirl, sounds, and smell of the moment!

Tammy said...

I wish I were there right now. Lovely!