Tuesday, May 4, 2010

plainsong


the sun warms your back
as you kneel down
before a pool of water
and watch the reflections
dance
shimmering
prayers
of gratitude
in
echo
of your own

23 comments:

Elisabeth said...

The world you inhabit Steven is unbelievably beautiful and this almost everyday. Even ordinary objects become items of beauty through your lens and voice. Thanks.

acornmoon said...

wonderful colors here, Are those trees growing in water?

steven said...

hi elsiabeth - the world i share here is one small - very small - part of the same world you live in. it's an incredible place. my work is to open out this very small part and become more aware of it myself and then also to help others see with their own eyes. thanks for your lovely and generous comment. steven

steven said...

hi valerie - yes those trees are growing in water. it's seasonal and disappears as summer progresses. steven

willow said...

Love the mirrored prayers. (fabulous images)

Dan Gurney said...

Hi steven... you do such a good job helping to open us to extraordinary beauty and wonder in ordinary, close-at-hand places. It's a gift you have, and keep giving.

Dave King said...

Your ability to extract poetry - both verbal and visual - from the odd corners of life never ceases to amaze me - to use a very unpoetic cliche.

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh yeah.

Helen said...

Love the way you take something so seemingly simple and create something that generates such deep thought.

Butternut Squash said...

The beauty of that gratitude expanding, touching everything in its path unto the very limits of the universe in which it is contained. Peace.

Golden West said...

Whoa! That is definitely Maxfield Parrish blue!

Pauline said...

I think gratitude is my favorite feeling

this is a serene post

steven said...

thankyou willow - there's an echo and a mirror in all our prayers. it spreads across the pool of everything. steven

steven said...

hi dan - i really enjoy this dan. it helps me fulfill my wish and then also whatever it is that brought me here finds a subtle purpose. steven

steven said...

dave - this from the master is high praise. steven

steven said...

yeah reya!!! steven

steven said...

helen beneath the surface of this world lie riches beyond compare! steven

steven said...

butternut - i become more grateful with each passing day. every day a gift - treat it with the care it grants without condition and the world changes. ever so gently. ever so subtly. steven

steven said...

glden west i was by the same location twice on this past weekend and both times the water was unbelievably blue. the dogwood bright red. what a gift! steven

steven said...

hi pauline - i am so happy to be able to be grateful for things that i took for granted not so very long ago. the world opens out all over. steven

hope said...

That photo makes me want to just sit down and breath out a long sigh....and then sit contentedly in peace and quiet for a while.

Thank you.

steven said...

hi hope, that's what i did! steven

ALeks said...

I came to realise that you have been teaching me and I have learned among other wonderful things,how to understand the abstract side of life,living things,lines,colours,contrasts,way of breathing in and breathing out!
So lovely,these images! Thank you!