Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Spark

Lake at Dawn - Image c Lynda Lehmann

THE SPARK

 Creativity is the tiny voice that sings "I am" in the gloom of the darkest night.  
It is the song of the soul, revealing itself, 
reveling in tiny moments of truth.

Creativity is the pulse that quivers with hope in the rubble of man's discontent, 
and the flame of commitment in the rearing of a child.

Creativity lays a gentle sheen on the tired world
 on a moonless night, filling 
hollows and thickets and stark rooms 
with murmurs of quiet inspiration.

Creativity quells the thirst for empty pleasures and 
rides the waves of painful days.  

It fills old wounds and heals them.

It lights and smooths the steepest path.

It is the balm of my soul, my intention, my purpose and passion.  

Creativity is the Light of my life.

- Poem c Lynda Lehmann 2011


Solitude - Image c Lynda Lehmann


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23 comments:

  1. Alexandra - Thank you! I'm glad you like it!

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  2. beautiful. The light in the first photo is so lovely...

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  3. Thank you for stopping by, Crafty Green Poet!

    I love the forest and the lake at dawn and dusk, especially.

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  4. Nice blog Lynda, didn't know you wrote too.

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  5. Marlena Burger - Yes. I'm always busy with my art and sadly, I've been neglecting this blog over the past year. Thanks for visiting.

    I love the beautiful scarves you produce!

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  6. Loved the imagery in your poem, especially the "murmurs of inspiration." My stark rooms could use some! I too have neglected my blog for other projects, but thank you for visiting!

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  7. True, wise words.
    Creativity is indeed the song and the balm of the soul as you so beautifully put it in your poem.

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  8. Kathy - I'd rather inspiration knocked loudly instead of murmuring, so I would more easily attend to what she has to say. It's sometimes hard, pulling the message out of those gentle murmurs!

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  9. DUTA - I'm glad it resonates with you and I'm happy to see you. I've been blogging less often and missing my blogging friends, in the meantime!

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  10. Hi Lynda,

    Yes, one's creativity is its life (on the many levels of creativity). It is a shame when people do not give wings to their own creative process.

    My darling, I wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! :D

    Cheers and a hug

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  11. Max - Thank you for your kind wishes. And I wish you all the blessings of the harvest!

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  12. Beautiful photography and a beautiful poem. Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season wish!

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  13. Beautiful high-contrast color and geometry in the photos there, nature is so intricate and complex, it does (and those photos do) indeed trigger a firestorm of creative thoughts. I found myself nodding in appreciation and agreement when reading the poem, well written... I enjoyed the coupling of imagery and thoughts.

    Autumn, and Thanksgiving especially, seems to bring this introspective excitement... hope yours was warm and enjoyable.
    ttfn,
    Eduard

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  14. Drakonis - Again, thank you for your kind words. I hope your Thanksgiving was warm and enjoyable, as well. Wouldn't it be nice if we were part of a world at peace--and then all of us would feel so much MORE blessed and at ease...

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  15. Hi Lynda,

    Beautiful photo and poem. I can totally relate. So much creativity fills these moments before us. All we have to do is reach out and grab the sparks and make them into rainbows.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. You shine incredibly.

    Happy Blessings.

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  16. Alexys - Well said: I love your metaphor of grabbing the sparks and making them into rainbows! Now watch me snatch those sparks right out of the air...my husband will feel certain that I've gone crazy, lol...

    Happy creating and blessings to you too, Alexys. Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Lynda dear I am sorry I missed you for Christmas. Hope you had a good one. Another blogging year passed, they fly so fast, it just feels like I was greeting 2011 and now we will be greeting 2012. Lynda wishing you a happy new year, lots of good health, love and peace, to you and yours of course. The poem is beautiful, you are real inspiration and I am glad to be part of your blogging buddy. I know I don't do much blogging on my only photo, but as I said before, I am not going any where ... take care for now. Hugs and Kisses, Anna and Matthew

    PS I became more active on my Living in Aurora blog. Decided to continue my photographic journey through our small town.

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  18. Anna - I'm sorry to take so long to reply. As you know, the holidays and family visits can get in the way of blogging, and I'm doing less of the blogging, anyway. I'm so glad to have you as my blogging buddy, too, and I'm sure you already know that. :)

    You are busy with your "Aurora" blog and I am busy with my photography and other sites, with little or no time to paint. I guess we just can't do everything. I've been posting so infrequently, and I'm not happy about it. But that's just the way it is, right now.

    I wish the same for you. Health and prosperity and joy to you and little Matthew. Soon he will be a "reporter" for your blog, and a contributing photographer! I know it!

    Kisses to both of you and much affection,

    Lynda

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  19. LauraX - Thank you, and thanks for your visit!

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  20. Oh how lovely! I think nature is sometimes the most beautiful canvas...

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