Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

30 November 2006


Finally! I manage to turf the last kid off to bed, and have a moment to post this poem I did today.

It was inspired by Quasar9's post about 'Twin Star Explosions' , and there was a bit in it how all living things come from the stuff of stars [... galaxy spirals...As the spiral pattern rotates through the gas in a galaxies disk, the most massive stars light up the galaxy and seed the gas with freshly synthesized elements that are so essential to the evolution of life.]...

... I so liked that idea!!

(I'm feeling a lot better now, thanks to everyone for asking. So back to work tomorrow...!)

Caught this pic on the way to fetching my son from school yesterday... There's a place on route where it's surprisingly open, and you can see all the way to the sunset. I don't know if you get the feel of it, as I have the actual memory, but the clouds covering the sun were kind of hazy, or like a veil...


Heavenly bodies of stardust
many suns recycled waste
ejected without consideration
and through the galaxy laced
knotting gently around planets -
a giant blanket filled space.

Loosely enmeshed satellites
orbiting dying stars -
bobbins busily spinning
gasses of supernovae or pulsars
weaving them into atmosphere -
future living reservoirs.

Our primordial mixture:
accidental dna threads
emergence from oceans.
to subsequently spread
the fabric of the universe
over infant Earth's cot bed.

© Annelisa Christensen 12:31 am

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At November 30, 2006 1:58 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this post the best it mead me cry when I read it because it mead me remember back when I was 8 ,and my whole family was still together good post I love it.

ps glad to here that your feeling better now.

At November 30, 2006 6:50 am, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi Annelisa,
Great little weave you've spun with those star filled words

The sunsets are getting earlier and earlier. Dawn and the sunset do create those some magical moments with the clouds - harder to capture at night as darkness sets in.

Thanks for the mention!

At November 30, 2006 7:01 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonderful! a complete vision.

At November 30, 2006 7:55 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Thanks Hope, that's a lovely thing to say.

What, no poems or rhymes Quasar9? Yes, sunsets are definately earlier (I wouldn't know about sunrises these days - not waking until long after them! :-) )

Thanks Mystic!

At November 30, 2006 8:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey don't feel bad I don't get to see very many sunrises much latly eather .

At November 30, 2006 8:22 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hope, you're not supposed to - you're too young to be up that early! :-D

At November 30, 2006 5:07 pm, Anonymous Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Oh, I do so love the bobbins...!
PS nope, no poems for me. But I am plotting on writing a children's book.

At November 30, 2006 7:31 pm, Anonymous brian said...


*sighs* Such glittering magic you weave with words and visions. *sighs*

At November 30, 2006 9:23 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Why doesn't that surprise me, Maryam? With your zest, and imagination, I'd imagine you would be great at it... do you have a story/ idea?

Hush,Brian, don't say another thing... I'll just sit here with you a moment and enjoy thoughts of vasteness, splintered by shafts of light from distant suns....


At November 30, 2006 9:45 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Your own ode to Genesis! "And in the beginning...!"

Pretty soon you'll be getting up in the middle of the night to take pics of the Moon!!

At November 30, 2006 11:13 pm, Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

An incredible picture you have created with your words. And the photograph is a wonder as well. I'd like to think it's the same sunset that I shot and posted this week. 8-)

At November 30, 2006 11:21 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just told Maryam I'm dobbing her in... she says no poetry for her but I've spotted a rhyme in her blog and her use of adjectives is amazing today...

No poetry indeed.

At December 01, 2006 2:53 am, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

I love the phrase "many suns" =D, it sounds cool!

Yep, your poetry has pretty much summed up the creation of the universe! Maybe this is actually happening somewhere in the vast universe...hmm...

At December 01, 2006 4:18 am, Blogger Mohawk Chieftain said...

How pretty... all the way around!

At December 01, 2006 7:09 am, Blogger madd said...

Annalise..what a beautiful picture you have painted of the comming to be of all..its lovely..the fabric of the universe over infant earth..thanks for sharing this..take care my friend..m

At December 01, 2006 9:53 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

'Ode to Genesis'? :-D I like that, MOI! Much as I'd love to take pictures of the moon, they turn out pretty duff on my basic digital camera (like a tiny dot in the distance)... I'll put up one of the ones with the moon in it tomorrow, so you can see. When (I'm not going to say 'if'!) I get a zoom lens for it, there'll be no stopping me! :-D

Hello Kilroy - long time no see! It could well be the same sunset... I seem to remember coming over to see you around that time, and seeing your amazing pictures!

Nice one, Topchamp! I suspected Maryam's got the poet in her! I'll have to go find the rhyme and see for myself :-D

Hi Frolicsome kid - I meant to come over and read your next chapter of Kinderella yesterday - How far did you get in the NaMo comp? Doesn't matter now... you're on your way!

I liked the idea of the suns too... according to Quasar9's info, it's definately going on somewhere!

Mohawk Chieftain - Good to see you, and glad you liked it!

I liked the idea that we are made from the stars, Madd. But also, that all that stuff of creation is around us all the time, and that the whole world (a bobbin)is collecting the stardust all the time, and then spinning it into threads of life....

At December 01, 2006 2:52 pm, Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

Hey girlfriend,

just slinking through........I was just thinking about a poem containing stars and starlight.....though I believe mine's much darker than yours! Nice to know we're still on the same wavelength....you've got me checking the sky everyday.....another beautiful sun shot...and the poem - perfect....

red dirt kitty

At December 01, 2006 5:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem, with a magnificent photo to go along with it. Nice!

At December 01, 2006 11:40 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hey Kitty!

We do seem to shift into the same wavelength a lot, don't we! Are you putting your darker one on, or sticking to the 'not until January?'

I look forward to seeing it!

Hello again Dan - I'm sure the sunset would be perfect for a monk to meditate to!

At December 03, 2006 4:05 am, Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

not until January!! though I am cattin' around the blogosphere, checking things out......call it traveling roads less traveled........btw loved the toes....next? tails maybe? LOL...

poem turned out to be earthbound afterall....no stars - about flatlands.....hoping more will fall out between now and Jan....see ya' round, girlfriend....rdg

At December 03, 2006 8:11 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Oh well, that's not too long to wait, I suppose... well, actually, seems like ages away! But, if I have to wait, I have to!

I wonder... tails, RDG? I haven't got much of one, but there's a stubble there, I guess. No, I think I'll leave tails to the cat bloggers! :-)

Hope you're enjoying your blogging travels... see ya soon!

At December 05, 2006 2:56 pm, Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

oh that star poem finally fell out......but was dark as I had predicted it would be......just the season for me.......everything seems to be rather morose.......that's why I love to come visit you......always a cuppa' cheer and a smile! miss ya' girlfriend!

rd kitty

At December 05, 2006 9:07 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Don't forget the milk! :-D

I wonder if you've posted your poem - I'll come check out your place asap... which is a bit longer than I'd like, I have to admit :-S (If only I didn't keep falling asleep on the sofa! :-) )


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