The whole world was a book
that I had read…
Or did it read me?
The whole rainbow was a look
of what eye held red…
Or did red hold me?
The whole time was a while
that I had lived in…
Or was time what was me?
Lady(bug) in Red. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015
My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
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wonderful poem and photo,Thomas. Have a Happy Easter, regards Mitza
Thanks, Mitza! Hoping you have a Happy Easter too! The weather here is supposed to be nice on Sunday. 🙂
Nice lady bug picture. For the past, few years they come in our house and I try to get them back outdoors without harming them.
Same here! We get a ton in our sun room and also some get into the rest of the house. We live next to farmland… and when the farmers do things to the fields, the Ladybugs come our way to avoid the farmers. My wife is not fond of them. (I bought her a nice blouse with ladybugs printed all over it. TeeHee!) 🙂
Lovely poem for the ladybird 🙂 So nice to see one – Sadly they are becoming very rare here.
Rare! They are probably the most abundant insect here in Illinois… (at least in our area)! Maybe we can ship you a load as a wonderful Easter gift! 🙂
Oh that would be awesome 🙂
Reblogged this on Purplerose123's Blog.
Thank you so much for the Reblog! I’m very appreciative of that! 🙂
Remarkable lady in red image! I don’t see ladybugs as I used to. Beautiful poem. 🙂
Thank you, Amy! Maybe we can ship you some (like I mentioned for Sci) as an Easter gift! 🙂
There are tons here!
That will be cool, Tom. I’m afraid they’d hate the Texas heat. 🙂
I just love this picture. Cannot stop looking at it. 🙂 Nice words.
Thank you much! Whenever people appreciate the words, it means a lot to me. My words are meant to encourage people to change and grow; the photos can’t do too much of that! 🙂
We also get a lot of Ladybugs because we live right on the river… and they (like many insects) like the lush foliage and greenery!
Yes, we are also in Illinois and get tons of them, although mostly the orange Asian ones? I remember whole buildings being covered with them in Chicago.
Thanks very much! 🙂
O so beautiful! Happy Resurrection!
Thank you! Most people don’t (at all) understand the real implications when considering resurrection… which would, I feel, be understood if they could understand the full meaning of the ancient (more pristine) Gospel of Thomas.
you are welcome! 🙂