Saturday, February 4, 2012

Winds of Change...


I settle into the midst
alongside the mass of
sand and shell fragments
waiting for hopes to select me
or cast me aside.  
The particles of debris shift beneath me
 as waves pass
and I linger holding fused visions
of realignment and change.
Every now and then
the winds of transformation
generate a positive resolve
between dreams and reality.


"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."

by Flora Whittemore

33 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great poem, Tracy... I love your thoughts on dreams, change, transformation, etc...

That is an excellent Quote also. Doors are always opened and closed for us along the way. It's all about choices, decisions, faith --and ATTITUDE...

Hugs,
Betsy

Susie Swanson said...

Love it.. and your thoughts are so good..Susie

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful and very true thoughts on it all, Tracy. An excellent quote as well, and so very, very true! Great thoughts for the day -- any day! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Ginny said...

Wonderful photos, and interesting thoughts that match them, love the quote.

TexWisGirl said...

nicely expressed and illustrated. i sure wish some winds of change would shift us the right way more times than not!

Madi and Mom said...

Ms. T what a beautiful poem and pictures. That lovely sand makes mom eager to get some sand in her shoes.
Ms. Karen is a math teacher at Apex High. Oh Mom found NH Bookery and she is so excited for several reasons. Your reading and she loves bookstores. She had no idea it was there.
Hugs Hurricane Angel-Kitty and you.
Madi and Mom

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice poem and worth pondering! Have a great weekend:@)

Fuzzy Tales said...

Such a beautiful poem, really "speaks" to me.

I feel like I've spent a very, very long time "waiting for hopes to select me or cast me aside."

Mostly cast me aside, perhaps. :-)

Old Kitty said...

Awwww! Lovely! Hope hope never casts you aside!

Take care
x

Max the Quilt Cat said...

What a beautiful post today. Just wonderful.

pawhugs, Max

Brian said...

That is so pretty...and true too!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I just love your insightful poems, Tracy. :)

Karen Mortensen said...

That was beautiful.

Jaime said...

I'll admit that I'm not big on poetry. My mind just doesn't work that way. But, this poem is beautiful. I absolutely love it.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wonderful....I also love the quote from Flora Whittemore. Hope your having a nice weekend.

A Quiet Corner said...

First time here and love it, Tracy!...:)JP

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful poem with beautiful words

Dianne said...

lovely poem

Bish Denham said...

A very nice poem, pictures too. It is all ephemeral...

Tina said...

Lovely poem! I love "I linger holding fused visions of realignment and change." And you end with a great quote. Thank you!

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely thoughts to share.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Great thoughts and that quote...so true.

Daisy said...

I liked your poem, Tracy. Good food for thought. :-)

Deborah said...

That is just beautiful ... and sums up your blog name wonderfully :o)

Marg said...

Those are some really good thoughts. Love the sand. Really like that saying too. It is so true. Take care.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Nice! I could go for some beach sand right now :-)

Stacey said...

Beautiful words! Thankful for the transformation that takes place that is seen, and unseen!

Catherine said...

Beautiful poem with perfect photos!
xo Catherine

Just Be Real said...

Well written Tracy. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Munir said...

Beautiful verses and beautiful quote. Why am surprised? You are a terrific writer. Thanks for sharing:)

LTM said...

very cool: a positive resolve
between dreams and reality. What is it about the ocean that inspires us all so much? :o) <3

Linda R said...

That is such a lovely poem..

Thank you!

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Very nice post. Hugs