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crystal basket+

Funny how a little frost and a little light
changes this overgrowth of dead weeds
into a crystal basket.
An alteration,
slight, but significant,
to make something without a heartbeat
sparkle.

I’m in that place again
where words fail me.
The hustle of the holidays,
the shattering of a life as it was,
nutcrackers and birthday cakes…
a driver’s license and new dreams,
and still,
no words.

My ultra raw, ultra deep emotions
grind these gears to a hault.

I know there is beauty here,
among the weeds of pain and fear,
and auld lang syne.

A little sparkle, a little light,
a slight alteration…

all I need to get back on track.

*****


Sweet Shot Day+

bda
  • January 11, 2011 - 4:15 am

    kendal - patty – i think you found words, honey.

  • January 11, 2011 - 4:44 am

    in the hush of the moon - to make something without a heartbeat
    sparkle.

    oh patty, i agree with kendal… you have the words, even if you don’t feel them. but i know. i spent most of december without them. and it’s okay. they’ll return. love you sister.

  • January 11, 2011 - 5:02 am

    Jessica - Oh you dear friend Patty. Your picture is breath taking and you some how found the perfect words. XO

  • January 11, 2011 - 5:33 am

    Becky@My Daily Journey - Incredible shot! Great post.

    Under His sun and by His grace,

  • January 11, 2011 - 6:44 am

    Amy Avery - Wow, Patty! Stunning! I think you need to compile these beautiful photos and words into a book. Or perhaps you have already. You have such amazing talents!

  • January 11, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    Ashley Sisk - That is so beautiful.

  • January 11, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    Ruth - Patty~

    Although you may feel at a loss for words right now you have spoken beautifully here. May your heart be renewed and may you speak forth from your heart. I know your words always cause me to stop and consider them.

    Hugs,
    Ruth

  • January 11, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    Jill - i love love love everything about this shot! everything!

    blessings,
    jill

  • January 11, 2011 - 10:10 pm

    Angel Rogers - I love the sense I get when looking at this picture- mystical, quiet and peaceful. Nice shot!

  • January 12, 2011 - 12:21 am

    allison degeorge - I hear your wordless words
    I too have at times felt the loss
    but you
    and they
    are still right there…
    and seeing and creating
    and being
    beautiful

  • January 12, 2011 - 12:33 am
  • January 12, 2011 - 1:10 am

    Sarah - Gorgeous photo. Love it!

  • January 12, 2011 - 5:20 pm

    Kellee - So absolutely gorgeous. You’ll find your path again, <3

  • January 12, 2011 - 7:38 pm

    deb @ talk at the table - It’s okay to be in that place , Patty.
    It’s okay to honour the truth. The depth of living.

    take time to rest your heart.

    <3 <3

    and thank you for the bday wishes. it was a perfect day.

  • January 13, 2011 - 1:25 am

    yolanda - I so agree with you on this . I see the freezing fog out here sometime and it looks like diamonds sparkling in the night air.

  • January 13, 2011 - 7:08 pm

    Lana Austin - Poignant words. Poignant image. And obviously you are a poignant person in general with an immense heart. I was so touched by what you wrote for Edie, too. She’s my blog friend, as she is to many, and it’s been a blessing to start reading some of her other friends. I hope to meet you some day in person! I look forward to more of your aesthetic prowess–you are truly a real artist.

    MANY blessings to you,
    Lana

  • January 13, 2011 - 11:10 pm

    Katie L. - This is lovely!! I love the light and sparkles!

  • January 14, 2011 - 9:05 pm

    Laura Hegfield - So beautiful Patty…the sparkle and light are inside of you too, all the time!

  • January 15, 2011 - 2:35 am

    Cate - Thinking of you Patty xxx

  • January 15, 2011 - 5:08 am

    koralee - Oh so very magical! Thank you for visiting me the other day. xoxox

  • January 19, 2011 - 4:05 am

    Janis - Your photo is stunning and sparkling! I never knew weeds could be so beautiful. I guess that means there is hope for the weeds in each of us.
    And you definitely found words! Heart-rending, light-giving, transparent words.
    Praying tender days for you,
    Janis

  • January 19, 2011 - 5:31 am

    Janis - Forgot to say that I followed you here from 3 From Here & There.
    Janis

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