Sunday, March 22, 2009

EQUALS (OSI)



twice a year, one day
will be equal to one night
over a lifetime
one heart will be equal to
an ever-recurring dream











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32 comments:

Poetikat said...

I love this and I really love the photograph! Did you collect the rocks and place them yourself?

Kat

Amias said...

Those rocks are beautiful. What kind of platform are they on, look like coral?

That must be some dream ...!

Deborah Godin said...

@ Kat and Amias - those are river rocks I collected in High Country (Alberta foothills). When I moved from there, I put them on an old tree stump in the yard, took this photo, and left them there for the new owners.

Beth P. said...

Dang, girl--want to know more about this one!

Thank you--beautiful words and photos.

We collect heart rocks and shells here in my house too--they always make me smile!

bobbie said...

Love the poem, and love your stony hearts. What a nice gesture, to leave them for the new owners.

Rose said...

One of these days, I am going to go back and look at all your OSI's...I think you had been doing them a while when I first started visiting you regularly. You have posted some great ones...

Lin said...

amazing heart shaped rocks-really fits the poem

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Deb, Love the river rocks --all in the shape of hearts. SO neat!!! Enjoyed reading what you said about leaving them for the new owners. So Special!!!!!

Great post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Maggie said...

I think it is amazing you found that many heart-shaped stones...I love them and I am sure the new owners of the home will be grateful you left them and wonder where they were found as they enjoy them.

qualcosa di bello said...

ah, the equinox...a great take on the prompt. you've expanded it in such a lovely way.

Annie said...

Lovely collection of heart stones to compliment your lovely turn of words.

Kallen305 said...

Your heart rocks are quite fitting to how I feel about the longer days!! I can't believe what a great collection of them you have!

mom/caryn said...

I love this photo. I collect heart shaped rocks myself. I have to constantly remind my husband that he'll be making all of his own meals if he doesn't curb his overwhelming desire to toss them in the creek... He thinks they're silly. I think they're grand. Little love notes from heaven.

I hope I can be as generous of heart when and if we ever leave the Hollow. It was a gracious and tender gesture to leave them behind for the new owners.

anthonynorth said...

Love the way you ally humanity with the solstices in this.

Cloudia said...

A heart-full poem, Deborah.
thanks & Aloha

SandyCarlson said...

So true. Somehow, the images of the stones make me think how tender that heart is!

Quiet Paths said...

Deb, this pretty 'nigh a brilliant tanka. Wonderful.
Only the very secret places of the heart can whisper these dreams.

Shellmo said...

What beautiful heart shaped rocks you found and your words are perfect as always! I love looking for rocks.

Sue said...

Oh yes. Let's let our hearts equal our dreams always.

Jeeves said...

Nice poem and photo:)

Tumblewords: said...

How lovely and the photo is incredible... How kind of you to leave the rocks for the new owners.

Neverending Story said...

Learned something new, have forgotten about the equinox since school. Loved the poem and the photo a visual treat. I'd love to be able to reach into my computer screen and feel them.

Ruth said...

Beautifully said!!

zoya gautam said...

"Little love notes from heaven"..
just beautiful..many thanks..

Jim said...

Hi Deborah, that one heart/recurring dream could be good or bad. I've had both kinds of those dreams. They have stopped, very suddenly.
Based on seeing Jay vs. Cat, I am betting on Jay every time against the squirrel.
And I'm working on 'smoke' for next week, thank you.
..

me ann my camera said...

Beautiful words and photo. It is so funny as just the other day I finished reading a novel where the main character and her grandmother collected heart-shaped rocks too. I will be on the lookout from now on.

Geraldine said...

Just wonderful Deborah! Great take on the prompt.

Hugs, G

fourwindshaiga said...

I am impressed with your collection, and your poem!!

one more believer said...

white heart rocks... oh my... i collected white rocks one day all shaped in hearts... thank you for the remembrance...beautiful...

spacedlaw said...

That is lovely.

Raven said...

Beautiful poem and photo.

Patti said...

Beautiful poem and equally beautiful photo!