Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Weave of Life

"Grounded"  -  Image by Lynda Lehmann c 2010

An expression of love for texture as the underpinning of all the Form(s) on Earth.
Observing the details of nature makes us mindful of the wonder and cycles of life, and our own mortality.


I move in firmaments of texture
concavities minute as
bumps of binary code
strung like lights in my mind.
I am visual, viewing the universe
in hieroglyphics:
scratches on glass
grass waving in the breeze
silver bangles in lake water.
In and out,
Consciousness swells
before the place
where streams of words
meet Comprehension.
I will die
dissociated from wisdom and certainty
as do all others,
alone on a Rock
where tides flow to Eternity.
Yet still alive,
I choose the arbor path,
a tactile path imbued with inklings of
water, bark, moss, lichen
and wisps of tattered clouds
dancing among treetops,
to savor the likeness of all things
and their interaction:
the Splendid Shining Weave of Life.
All comments and constructive criticism gratefully accepted! I don't know anything about poetry--have not studied it since high school--but still I have the compulsion to write it from time to time.
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  1. Great colors, textures, themes and poetry. :)

  2. Lana, thank you my dear. We certainly have in common, our love for nature!

  3. The weave of life and interraction of things is such a grand theme! You manage to cover it beautifully in your above poetry.

    I like your pattern of: moving - viewing -consciousness - comprehension - arbor path - dying on a rock.

  4. DUTA - Thanks for reading and commenting. I did not even think consciously about that progression, so I thank you for pointing it out to me!

  5. Nice composition with variety of textures and tones. Since then the texture is so delicious deserves a poem.

  6. NatureFootstep - Thank you for visiting and commenting!

  7. Leovi - I'm glad you used the word "delicious." I feel the same way about texture!

  8. Beautiful, Lynda - you don't have to study poetry to write it. Yours just proves it! And your photo accompanies it so perfectly.

    Thanks for stopping by - you are right - it has been awhile since we connected.

    Hope all is going well for you. Life is good indeed!

    Take care,

  9. KML - Yes, life is good and I cherish every day, especially as we and our friends and family move through time--life becomes even more precious!

    I'm glad to see you. Enjoy the holidays and I hope you get out a lot with your camera to catch nature's changes!

  10. Amazing choice of words. Lynda I have to ask, do you have any science background? You writing is poetic, yet sounds sometimes scientific to me. Beautiful image as always. Anna :)

  11. ANNA - I've always been fascinated with the systems of thought that science has put forward, yet I don't have the kind of mind that can readily absorb it, except on an intuitive and visual level. I'm especially bad when it comes to chemistry! My mind thinks in random/abstract mode, not in concrete/specific.

    So to answer your question, I've had no science on my plate since college, and very little of it then, but I do LOVE to read books about the cosmos and the nature of time and space.

    Enjoy you day, dear Anna. As always, it's so good to see you. :)


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