Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Fire in the Lake

Sometimes


I dance with bears


or run with wolves.


I've been known to
sing with meadowlarks,


see through hawks' eyes

and leap with dolphins.


Sometimes


I can not


dance


or run or sing or see or leap






Until I find


the fire


in the lake.









41 comments:

Tamika: said...

Triia that was beautiful! Majestic and wanting- like the pictures! Lovely.

Tamika: said...

WOw- my fingers slipped! I mean...Tricia!

V. S said...

I love lakes. These pictures are beautiful Tricia!And yours words are filled with mystery.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Absolutely lovely! I love the line about dancing with bears. Great imagery!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Tamika: Thanks (and I knew what you meant):D

Victoria: Oooo, thanks. I shot these photos with my fantastic cellphone. The quality contines to amaze me. Mystery. I like that.

Stephanie: Yay, I'm so glad you liked it. The imagery represents some of my creative talismans, actually.

Davin Malasarn said...

Wow that last line really blew me away, Tricia. It's so gorgeous and mysterious.

Wendy said...

*sigh* I loved that :d

Jemi Fraser said...

I really enjoyed that - I love poetry that lets us be a part of nature and part of the poet. Well done :)

Liza said...

Love your cell phone shots...and the words that go with them.

Charlie said...

Beautiful.

Linda Kage said...

Love it!! Thank you for sharing.

Bish Denham said...

Just about took my breath away reading this. Beautiful!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Davin: I like being mysterious. ;) Thanks so much. It's a lot to know you like it.

Wendy: Oooo, a sigh. Thanks!

Jemi: Thanks for seeing it for what it is. My creative being seems tied to nature in many ways.

Liza: That cell phone amazes. Quality lens in a tiny, portable device. I'm loving it.

Charlie & Linda: Thanks so much!

Bish: Ah. Means a lot to hear you say that. :D

Robyn Campbell said...

Pat! Man great stuff. Very mystifying. And the pics are beautiful. Love, love, love it.

And how'd you do in the contest? I had trouble finding your entry. I couldn't see how they were numbered. I searched that blog and searched. :(

Elle Strauss said...

Spellbinding photos!

Julie Dao said...

I love, love, love your pictures and the exquisite words that always go with them. Thank you for sharing!

Donna said...

Gorgeous words and images.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Robyn: Thank you!
Nathan's contests are so hard to find entries because they aren't numbered. I saw the number as I submitted but then to find it again you have to guess from the spread of numbered posts on a page. Maybe I'll post the entry on my own blog. I see other people did that. I wasn't a winner or, believe me, you would have heard a squee or two.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Elle: I've always wanted to do something spellbinding! Thanks.;)

Julie: I really appreciate your supportive words. Thanks so much!

Donna: Thank you in many ways.

Sliding on the Edge said...

Now that I've had my moment of beauty with words, I'm going for a walk near a lake. Needed inspiration to nudge me out the door on a cloudy morning and you gave it to me! Thanks.

Nisa said...

I love your picture poems! So beautiful!

Brenda said...

That was a moment of beauty with words, as Sliding on the Edge said. I came over from Mary Anne's blog to stop in and say "Hello" I also love the post you did before this one about trees. I grew up on a tree farm. Loved it!

Sarah said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous post, Tricia! I'm speechless.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Lee: I hope you have a lovely walk, and I'm tickled to have nudged you.

Thanks, Nisa!

Brenda: Welcome and thank you! Growing up on a tree farm sounds like heaven.

Sarah: I made YOU speechless? Oh, my. :D

MG Higgins said...

Really lovely, Tricia. A needed and beautiful addition to my morning!

Yvonne said...

The art of brevity
is portrayed
herein....

I love all of it, but the finale is what makes it really stand out.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Mel: Glad to assist, and thank you.

Yvonne: Thanks so much. I appreciate such words from you.

Lisa and Laura said...

Beautiful. The pictures, the writing, everything!

Carrie Harris said...

Oooooh. VERY pretty and evocative.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Lila: :D Happiness.

Carrie: Welcome, and thanks so much!

Nishant said...

the pics are beautiful. Love, it

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Catherine Denton said...

Beautifully written.

beth said...

I've said it before, but this time I *really* mean it: that top picture is the BEST picture I've ever seen on this blog! WOW! That is beautiful!!!! I would hang that one on my wall, I like it so much! Do you sell prints?

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Just beautiful. And the iages...fantastic. Thank you for sharing this.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Thanks Catherine!

Beth: I hardly know what to say. I'm so tickled you like it that much. I'm not currently selling prints, and I'm not even sure how these would print since I've been pretty much taking them for the blog. But maybe I'll test one. Thanks for such enthusiasm!

Carolina: Thank you!

Donna Hole said...

Lovely, all the way through; from the poetry to the pictures.

.........dhole

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Thanks so much Donna!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I. LOVE. THIS! Really. Really, really. Wow. :-)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Shannon: I. Love. Your. Comment. Thanks. ;)

Mary Anne Gruen said...

Really beautiful! Both words and pictures! I hope you always find the "fire in the lake."

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Mary Anne: Me, too! thx :)