by Deborah Russell
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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fragility and strength
I walk the sorrow road of no man’s land, engaged
in nature’s strangest conversations.
Through bamboo forests, wide, wide plains and vineyards
ripe with fruit, full of unawares I, in your mind-field, also
bloom in the flowers of one meadow.
Everywhere, this province journey; its long wings
of indication lengthen where I seek humanity, peace,
intelligent forms and the Grace of Resurrection.
Still you remain in darkness; painting egos white
as I lay lifeless; curled shapeless, in shapeless night.
Shadows winding through the afternoon; praise laden
with fragility and strength; unwearied, I rejoice in life,
grateful for your every blessing…
And you, in my very marrow, live painless and singing;
each morning and twilight before sleeping and eating
And because of your rising song, I sing of what matters;
people, the earth, the mountains, birds, wind, the trees,
water, the fish of the sea, fire, the sky and the bees.
Deborah Russell, © 2007
Image: One Meadow, D.Russell, 07
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|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
and the picture is awesome
a great walking through life piece
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|Oh, this is a stunning write my dear friend, simply beautiful...your poem divulges a beauty that unfolds within each line...enjoyed this very much!
|Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
|Very, very ,very, very ,beautiful poetry!|
|Reviewed by Linda Luna (Reader)
I love the density and layers in this poem. Wonderful mix of imagery and inspirational phrasing. I savor this as one of your best in my humble opinion. Artwork is stunning to match.
|Reviewed by Art Sun
|A picture paints a thousand words and so does this view of Nature in comparison with your thoughts on frailty and strength ...
nice work on this piece.....Art Sun...