26 July 2008

sunday scribblings #121 - solace

Water, water, everywhere,

And all the boards did shrink;

Water, water, everywhere,

Nor any drop to drink.

"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - written 1797-1799

originally "The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere"

in search of consolation

lush emerald meadow animated with a ballet of wild flowers
undulating softly on a gentle zephyr
as serene and chaste as a babe in slumber

blazing rich crimson sunset as it melts away the day
putting lives into dusk and day’s end
swaddling the world in a negligee of obscurity

alongside a sizzling bonfire pleasurably warmed by a nip
protected by grandmother moon and endless dazzling stars
gaze penetrating embers and flame

deep sapphire sky at midnight saturated with countless stars
cavernous space boundaries far flung
welcoming desires and dreams

open arms with the comfort of understanding it all
unending respect everlasting nurture and loyalty
infinite unconditional love



Whitesnake said...


If you use the links provided in the above you can read the story from the beginning. Then scroll through the rest up till todays post and seek out what you asked
"What did the doctor do?"

OH COME ON I can't give the answer staight out that won't be fair........ ;-)

Whitesnake said...

You keep writing likethis and I'll have to stop!
Beautifully done!

JP/deb said...

A rich array of imagery. The message - unconditional love - is the true solace of the soul. Peace, JP/deb

latree said...

reading this is a solace itself. you are wonderful, i can feel the warmth and security.

Lucy said...

the colorful expressiveness of unconditional love was so unique and lovely to read :))

Granny Smith said...

This is lovely in every respect. The photo is perfect for it.

Goddess Diana said...

Thank you for sharing.

I especially liked "grandmother moon" and "negligee of obscurity". Tee hee!!!

Great visual imagery.

Wishing you,
Peace & Love, Just Because,
Goddess Diana

anthonynorth said...

Absolutely perfect. I think you nailed it.

Rambler said...

unconditional love and the nature to go with it..a place to find solace indeed

if said...

nice post!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

a lovely poem; reminds me of seeing folks dancing in the music in the park series done around these parts,

Devil Mood said...

Wonderful images there, Danni :)
The last part is a crescent of emotion :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Such strong imagery, woman. Wow. These scenes are so very easy to imagine -- my favorite is the blazing rich crimson sunset. Wow.

tumblewords said...

Beautifully done - the word images are vivid.

forgetfulone said...

Beautiful imagery in your poem. Just lovely! Thanks for visiting my SS.


So many gorgeous images in your poem. I loved all the colors - sapphire... emerald...

Jone said...

The imagery is fabulous. I enjoyed this about solace.

Remiman said...

I like how you draw inspiration from natures offerings.

Mya said...

So beautifully written. I feel wonderful just for having read it.
thank you

Anonymous said...

Another beautifully written offering. Thank you.

alister said...

You did nail it, as Mr. North puts it. You accompanied the most joyous moments of human living with the most delightful colors and smells and heavenly references, that even one who has sworn off the concept of unconditional love would desire it again.

Michelle said...

Hi Danni!!

I know, I'm so late this week!! Thank you for taking the time to read my post nonetheless.
I'm also late in catching up on reading my favorite blogs - yours of course always tops my list!

So this week, as I once again read your beautiful words... these special ones spoke to my heart:
open arms with the comfort of understanding it all
unending respect everlasting nurture and loyalty
infinite unconditional love

THAT my friend, is the purest definition of solace I've seen yet!

Thank you!