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.
I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy.
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Love this Tom. It inspired me to borrow a few lines:
Here is what was then is now
wisdom not just empty schemes
thoughts could shovel laughs of dreams
placid yet with furrowed brow
So glad that you liked it, Peter, and that it inspired you. 🙂
Everything in reverse – a world upside down – and we wonder why we struggle – “finding always lost was found” – love these words Tom!
I’m very glad that you liked it, Sara. Thanks! 🙂
I forgot to say how very much I loved your photo!
Just wow, excellent. And the photo is perfect, looks as if it might be under the sea…
Thanks much, EarthSky. And if it keeps heavily raining that crack will be underwater! 🙂
Yikes! Stay warm and dry and safe! 🌷
Thanks, Nancy. I live on a (rising) river. 🙂
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Well penned, Tom.
Much appreciated, Sandy! 🙂
I like the first stanza in particular, Tom. Especially the first and last lines – nicely worded. The green scene is peaceful with a hidden darkness.
Thanks very much, Siobhan. 🙂
Beautiful poem Tom with a marvelous photo to accompany it. Powerful! 🌲🌳🌴
Means a lot! Thank you, Kym. 🙂
Oh my pleasure Tom! Keep encouraging us with your poetic words and artistic photos! ✍🏽 📸🎥
WONDERFUL image, first of all. And wonderful lyrics to read aloud multiple times, rethinking word combinations, sequences … A couple of phrases really grab me:
here is now what then was would
ladders lean past fear must fall
Thanks so much, Jazz, and here is now what then was would.
Just wonderful, Tom! I love the poem and of course the photograph, but I really love the poem. It flows so nicely! 😊
Thanks much, Sabine. The river i live on flows nicely too, without depending on words. 🙂
We are spoiled here by not only your poetry but a picture too. Both are beautiful Tom.
Much appreciated, Linda! 🙂 I tried taking photos today out by some woods; too cold and windy.
It had been so warm and all of sudden the weather is going to get ugly again – we have snow flurries coming Thursday morning … Mother Nature has a bee in her bonnet again. 🙂
Yes indeed, and loved the flow and rhythm of it too, well crafted Tom.
Thank you, Paul. 🙂
My pleasure Tom 🙂
These words stir my senses and jogs my mind. Great words to let go of knowing and imagine freely.
Yes, thank you, Astrid! 🙂