Thursday, September 4, 2008

Lord the air smells good..

Feeling blue so I am reposting an old post with my favorite picture and poem.

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.


cindy said...


hang in there, ello!

gimme an E
gimme an L
gimme an L
gimee an O


if she can't do it, no one can!!! =D

Lisa said...

Beautiful poem and photo. Don't be blue! xo

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I love your favourite picture and poem!

Sending big hugs and cupcakes and good karma and chocolates. xxx

Carrie Harris said...

Oh, I love Rumi. Have a big old collection of it. I hope it soothes you as much as it does me, and you're feeling better soon!

Travis Erwin said...

Don't let the bastards wear you down. Whoever they may be, though I ahve an idea as I think we are waging the same battle right now.

Anonymous said...

Travis, I'm not sure that's true as I don't recall lobbing any grenades in your direction.

No, this was just a joke so don't everyone jump on my back!

Ello, don't sweat it. You're due for some good karma ... especially since you've stepped it up in the mornings this week! Yes, I do appreciate it.

Da' Man

moonrat said...

don't feel blue!!

i'd send you a poem, but all the poems i know are about break-ups. which, while entertaining, are irrelevant. funny, that.

instead, i'll write you one.

roses are red,
violets are blue,
virtual sushi and
karaoke for you!
and gobdolbibimbap
and chicken tikka masala
and banana cream pie
and some gin.

JaneyV said...

Beautiful picture and wonderful words.

Hope that the blues take their leave pretty soon and that optimistic yellows and energetic greens swoop in and take their place. Keep the faith - we've all got the utmost of faith in you.

Ello said...

Thanks everyone! I actually do feel better, and everyone's kindness helps alot. I think a pretty picture and poem also helps put things in perspective. And today is a much better day so I'm not even blue anymore. But I will leave this up for now cause it is so pretty.

Moonie - you made me so hungry!

J. L. Krueger said...

Aw, don't feel blue! I posted some food pictures for you just like I promised! :)

You might REALLY be hungry after seeing my pictures...well...maybe not.

The Anti-Wife said...

Don't be blue!

Demon Hunter said...

It's okay, Ello. Just think of one of your many, many funny stories. Or go look at that commercial on my announcement post in You'll definitely giggle. ;-)

Sarah Hina said...

I'm glad you're feeling better today, hon! "Blue" and "Ello" just don't go together. You're too busy taking names and kicking ass. ;)

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pic and poem, though. It makes me feel like celebrating the last days of summer.

Riss said...

I love this poem too! It's on my wall in fact. Rumi is good stuff. I read Hafiz too...'nother good one I recommend if you don't already have him. There's one called "two puddles chatting' that is really sweet and very uplifting in a way. Cheer up and have a great weekend.

Steve Malley said...

Bloody lovely!

I do believe I'm going to go throw some new clothes across the garden. Just love the sound of that...

laughingwolf said...

lovely ell, both of em! :)

should take you outta that funk!

Kim Kasch said...

Well I took a peek at your profile and we have so much in common - except I love Country Western music.

Who doesn't love Johnny Cash and Hurt?

My husband loves opera. In fact he's been reading Opera for Dummies. Plus we just went to Phantom - I know it's not really opera, and one of my husband's favorites is Andrea Bocelli

Bernita said...

We love you,
so don't be blue.

Amber Lough said...

I love Rumi. Dead on, every time.

Anonymous said...

Sorry you're in a funk! But rest assured that it will pass. They always do, thank goodness!

You have until Monday night to enter my contest, by the way. I decided to extend the deadline.


SzélsőFa said...

There are some poems that need to be read as many times as possible. This is one of them.

Be blue, if you need to, but I'm so glad you are not in the blue anymore!

We're all here to send some virtual hugs to you!

Kappa no He said...

I hope you feel better. Beautiful picture and beautiful poem.

ORION said...

I embrace feeling blue. I crave it. Sadness helps me put passion and authenticity into my work.
But know, Ello, that there are people who read your blog and enjoy what you write.
Like me.

Lana Gramlich said...

Please feel free to drop me a line if you need an ear to bend, hon. *hug*

Carleen Brice said...

Thank you for that!!

Ambera said...

An amazing photograph here. Thanks for posting it, hurricane Hanna's got me down.

Patti said...

look at all the fine folks who love you. now let's drink! or fart. or both...

preTzel said...

I could have swore I posted a comment to you the other day.

I'm so sorry you're in a funk sweetie and I think you are in the running for some kickass good *karma*.


Doria said...

Great work.

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