Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wednesday Pick Me Up

A beautiful picture and a beautiful poem to uplift us on a dreary day. I may not be able to write good poetry, but I know it when I see it.

Copyright by Frances A. Wiley

Lord, the air smells good...
by Rumi

Lord, the air smells good today,
straight from the mysteries
within the inner courts of God.
A grace like new clothes thrown
across the garden, free medicine for everybody.
The trees in their prayer, the birds in praise,
the first blue violets kneeling.
Whatever came from Being is caught up in being, drunkenly
forgetting the way back.


23 comments:

Wayne said...

I can smell the air myself.

strugglingwriter said...

That picture is awesome. At first glance, to me it looks like hundreds of tiny flying saucers descending from the sky. I guess they are just leaves, though :(

Colleen_Katana said...

That really was beautiful. Thank you...I needed that. =0)

Larramie said...

Beautiful fall foliage, but snow-flocked trees will be breathtaking soon!

spyscribbler said...

I love, love, love Rumi. Love him.

Charles Gramlich said...

So many beautiful nature photos. Love it.

Merry Monteleone said...

Wonderful, Ello, thanks for the pick me up...

Hope all's well with you - good luck on the grading and Christmas rushing.

sherry smyth said...

Beautiful post..I love Rumi.

pacatrue said...

Took me a while to wrap my head around that picture. Not sure I've ever seen a clearer mirror in my life.

Danette Haworth said...

Ello,
The photo is just outstanding!

Hotwire said...

loved it!!!

Jennifer L. Griffith said...

Nice post, Ello! Thanks for stopping by Gumbo Ya Ya.

Chris Eldin said...

Beautiful picture.
I can smell the haggis in the air...

Vesper said...

Just beautiful, Ello, and indeed uplifting.
"straight from the mysteries..."
Thank you for sharing both image and poem. :-)

Sarah Hina said...

Gorgeous! For a minute, the rain lifted. :)

SherryTex said...

Great poem and pic, thanks for the sun on a day full of grey and drizzle. Taking charge. Making chocolate cake.

Good luck with exams.

SzélsőFa said...

This is such a peaceful poem.
Thank you for selecting it for you and for us all!

Precie said...

paca---Thank. you. The pic was messing with my head. It's an excellent image, but I felt momentarily like I was looking at an optical illusion!

Akasha Savage said...

You're right: beautiful picture, beautiful poem.

Patti said...

i love that smell....

McKoala said...

The smell of haggis? CL is obsessed. Run away!

That's an oustanding poem.

Danette Haworth said...

Ello,
My friend, how could I resist the flying pig? You've been tagged! Post five random facts about yourself, then tag five other people, haha!

Beth said...

Wow, wonderful picture AND poem. Much needed, Ello, so thank you for posting it. Also, I really love your little black 'n white pig pic!

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