Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Delicate Balance~


teetering on the edge of

despair and destruction-

survival hangs in a delicate balance.

hovering amid life and death

is the disparity between

the initial inhalation of existence

 and the final breath.

H

O

P

E

remains a lifeline…


by Horace






39 comments:

Courtney said...

Yes, yes, and oh, yes. The struggle to enjoy each moment is what we are actually here for! Thanks for the reminder.
Courtney

texwisgirl said...

How beautiful. Especially as we all watch news reports...

Ginny said...

Seize the day for sure! All we really have and can be sure of is this moment. Just caught up on your yesterday's post, too funny!!!!! I hate to be woken with a start like that.

Debra W said...

Oh Tracy, you just made my heart flutter. Your poem is so beautiful and poignant. Thank you for your words! I am going out to enjoy this day:)

Hugs,
Debbie

maggie's garden said...

Yep! It's really weird because this is the second time I've seen make the most of what you have....It's later than you think. Synchronicity. Very hopeful post...thank you.

Marydon said...

Lovely share. True to the bone.

Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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Pat said...

Beautiful poem, Tracy, and how true! I need to stop spending so much time on the internet and seize my garden.

The Words Crafter said...

Oh, oh, I love this!!! Well done :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tracy, YES---I think it definitely takes balance in our lives (good/bad, happy/sad, joy/sadness, work/play, sleep/awake, love/hate, etc.).. We do need to live life to its fullest each and every moment... BUT--while doing this, we still need to keep that balance....

Great post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rae said...

Excellent! Yes, hope makes it all possible

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

It's a tightrope at times -- that balancing act. :)

Thanks for the great message.

Mamma has spoken said...

It's so hard to remember to cherish each day when things can bog you down. Thanks for reminding me to 'seize the day.'

Heather said...

This is so beautiful....especially with all that's over the news and the amount of people i know that are losing loved ones....just puts it all in perpective...and yes, it is later than we think....i love that line. xo - heather

Kim said...

Its always nice to have a reminder to appreciate all that we have and the blessings yet to come.
(I was wondering why your new posts weren't appearing on my dashboard and apparently just discovered I wasn't following. Ooops) lol

Old Kitty said...

Wonderful and very apt words, thank you. Take care
x

Lin said...

I guess the earthquake and subsequent tsunami is a good reminder of that as well.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Thank you, Tracy, for offering an encouraging and powerful reminder to make each day count.

Arkansas Patti said...

When we look around and see all the pain and uncertainty, your words remind us that there are no guarantees for tomorrow, we must use today to the best of our abilities.
Very well said Tracy and thanks for the reminder.

Julie Musil said...

This was awesome, and a great reminder. Thanks.

KathyA said...

Hope is a great word!

DoanLegacy said...

Great photo and wonderful poem to read! You have talent..

Jules said...

Absolutely beautiful! I don't think I need to say more :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Donnie said...

That was so sweet and all too true..

Daisy said...

Very nice poem, Tracy, and very poignant right now in light of the tragedy in Japan. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Tiggeriffic said...

Fragile is what life is sometimes.. Loved your post today..lovely poem all about Hope.. Isn't that what we all wish for? Yes it is Delicate Balance~ Thanks for the thought...
Have a tiggeriffic day..ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Myne Whitman said...

Great poem for these times...Thanks for sharing.

Friko said...

Amen to that. Not half.
I also like your little speech right at the beginning of the sidebar.
A good maxim for life.

Rural Rambler said...

Very nice Tracy. It really is all about Hope. Where would we be without it?

Out on the prairie said...

A valiant thought to keep us all going full steam ahead.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

very nice poem.
it's needed today.

Kimmy said...

A beautiful poem with hope and faith. We so need this after seeing such destruction on the other side of the world last week. Thank you for your inspiring words Tracy. :)

From the Kitchen said...

Perfect, especially in these times of trouble, doubt and devastation. Of course, there is always hope even in the worst of times.

Best,
Bonnie

Wanda's Wings said...

Where would we be without HOPE!

LTM said...

omgosh, I love this poem! And I love the way the disparity is illustrated w/the spelling of HOPE. Great post, Tracy~ :o) <3

Brian said...

Oh I agree too! I try to be hopeful every single day!

Pat Tillett said...

Great words and photo! Expecting good things and being greatful when you get them, is the secret...

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

This is a lovely post and so true.
Hope you are well my dear friend
Love
Maggie

Catherine said...

Very powerful words Tracy!
xo Catherine

Pearl said...

Amen!!

First day of spring is the 20th, and Minneapolis has its eyes firmly fixed on it...

Pearl