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The Image I Shall Carry

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WindWalker
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0 posted 10-29-2001 11:23 AM       View Profile for WindWalker   Email WindWalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for WindWalker

The Image I Shall Carry  

A tree growing on a rocky cliff,  
a branch moving in the wind,
a leaf fluttering gently to the ground,  
a squirrel hiding itís winter supply,
a caterpillar weaving itís cocoon
to later emerge a beautiful butterfly...

A bird song welcoming the sun,
oxygen, a gift from the trees,
pure water, the life blood of Mother nature:
all these things work in harmony
to make this earth a living being.

When we finally realize and admit
we are also a part of all that is:
not above nor greater than;
will we change the way we live?  
Will we know we donít inherit the land,  
we borrow it from the future?

I gather my paints, I take my canvas,
and on the bank of a river, among nature,
I begin to paint the beauty that surrounds me
why?  Well, it seems to me
that if man does destroy this lovely world,
I will still have my picture,
and I will remember.

When I arrive in my new world,
I will have my picture and upon this image
I will create, not a new reality
but a reality I lost when the love I gave to Earth
was trampled under the feet of unfeeling beings.
Thus shall I live the life I dreamed of
when I still lived here and powerless
to hold back the tides of destruction.
© Copyright 2001 Sharran WindWalker - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-29-2001 11:24 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


We are not all, unfeeling...

thank you for this...
Midnitesun
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2 posted 10-06-2007 09:27 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Oh, I am so happy to have discovered this in the archives.
It is much too wonderful to have been buried for so long.....
secondhanddreampoet
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3 posted 10-06-2007 09:29 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

THIS is truly MAGNIFICENT!!

I am SO glad Ms. 'Midnitesun' found it again!

EXTREMELY serious, long-sustained applause!!
[a GRAND 'poetic standing ovation' for this
  'write'!]
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4 posted 10-07-2007 08:28 PM       View Profile for ArtSolstice   Email ArtSolstice   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for ArtSolstice

What a treat to see this writing! Thanks to Midnitesun for revisiting and commenting on it so we can read and enjoy it, some of us (like me) for the first time.
 
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