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!

23 December 2006

Delaying tactics.... "Butterflies"




I know I should be heading into town right now, to do the last of the shopping, but eughuck! I'll probably be sitting an hour in traffic just going in... so, I'm procrastinating. I know I shouldn't. I have so much to do still... There's putting away yesterday's shopping (food and pressies), wrapping pressies, clearing the house of all the dog hair, mending a couple of things that got a-broken lately and are just sitting around, more shopping and washing (stacks and stacks of washing to put away) and cooking... haven't even started the cooking yet (oh woe is me!! :-( )




So, what am I doing? Sitting at the computer, and putting on my Bald-Eve poem. It's not entirely finished... I've still a bit more to do on the end, but I'll finish it later... allow me some delaying - please! - I really don't want to get started on all the rest! :-)






Butterflies


Butterfly wings flutter a shocking pace
whispering up-flow against my face
blowing hot coloured blood from weary skin
baring the dermis to let the cold in.

Lepidoptera skittering down low
stirring a whirlwind whose wont is to grow
into whistling, spinning hurricane force
tearing fabric of universe from source.

Where is the safety net to catch me now?
And tell me why I need one anyhow -
There is no false wind I cannot withstand
and like these butterflies, I cannot land.



Movement in pictures compliments of
my three little nephews and nieces,
Callum, Leon and Aisling,
who couldn't resist playing....



© Annelisa Christensen 9:51 am

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16 Comments:

At December 24, 2006 4:11 am, Blogger M. Shahin said...

That is a nice poem, especially like the ending. And what cool photos. How did you do that? Amazing! I love the brightness and it fits well with the poem.

I'm a procrastinator myself (boy has that gotten me in trouble a couple of times).

Have a wonderful holiday with family and a beautiful new year :-)

 
At December 24, 2006 12:47 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hello M. Shahin

I'm having trouble with the pc at the moment, so I'll make this a quick one...

Thanks about the poem. The light was purely for fun... my little nephews and niece had just got a new UFO, and they were sitting in the dark playing with it... The pictures are the result... I said I'd post them here for them :-D

Hope you have a lovely holiday season too!

 
At December 25, 2006 5:05 pm, Blogger Old Lady said...

I love butterflies. I make a butterfly garden every year and enjoy watching them flit about.

Love those light pics. I like matching pictures and words.

 
At December 26, 2006 9:39 am, Blogger Giuliano88 said...

beautiful and artistic shot! Merry Christmas Annelisa!

 
At December 26, 2006 10:52 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hi Old Lady, long time no see!

I like matching pictures and words too, but most of the time, if it happens here, it's subconsciously. I tend to just pick a pic I like, and throw it in the mix :-)

Hello Giuliano! I must bring my translator to your page next time I go... I think you have some lovely pics and when I translated last, some lovely writings!

 
At December 27, 2006 2:43 pm, Blogger David Hodges said...

Very pretty words and images. Wishing you a place to land.

 
At December 27, 2006 8:47 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Awesome Plasma Pics

 
At December 27, 2006 8:49 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

So your three little nieces
real bundles of energy must be.

Great Butterfly Poem.
Such Beauty carried by the Wind
here for a moment, and gone they be

Hope you and the kids, and your family are having a great time over the Xmas holidays!

 
At December 27, 2006 10:38 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Thanks David, it's good to see you back - hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family(?)

Did you see I put your 'One World' Flag in the sidebar? Thanks for that - I think it fits in rather well, don't you?

 
At December 27, 2006 10:50 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Lovely to see you back, Quasar9 - missed you! :-)

Yep, the youngest nephews and niece are bundles of energy, but ever so well behaved... they loved having this optic fibre UFO to play with... caught their attention in the shop, and they spent ages and ages sitting beside it, swirling it around! :-D

Hope you had a great Christmas! I've just dropped my kids at their dad's for the next week - always strange without them - and I won't see them again until next year. Missing them like crazy already!

 
At December 28, 2006 1:21 pm, Blogger David Hodges said...

I did see the One World flag and didn't know where to leave a comment about it so you'd find it. Guess this would have been a good spot! It does fit in very nicely with all your fond wishes for a more peaceful world. Love your new bald look. You are stunning in every sense.

 
At December 28, 2006 3:06 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

:-) Thanks David, for your lovely compliments! I'm not feeling bad about my head-shave (far from it), but am in a stage of re-adjustment, so it's kind of nice to hear such things...

Re leaving a message... if you left a message in any post on any of my sites, I would get it (if and..) when I opened my mailbox, so it really doesn't matter where you leave it! But since the flag's a new addition to the site, here's just fine! :-)

 
At December 29, 2006 12:11 pm, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

Butterflies! I went to a greenhouse in The Melbourne Zoo where so many species of butterflies flutter about. At first I was really scared, but after a while, I cannot help but be fascinated by their utter beauty and colours.

Hmm, what's a Lepidoptera?

The poem is really good, I can imagine myself shooting out from the vortex. Lol!

What are those pictures? They look really pretty!

 
At December 29, 2006 3:15 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

I know someone else who's scared of fluttery things (including feathers, because they remind her of birds), so you're not alone in that, Frolicsome Kid!

lepidoptera is the latin name for the butterfly family (or is it 'lepidopterae'?)

And the pics are of a fibre-optic 'UFO' that changes colour as it turns round, and the light travels up the fibres to the tips, which is what gives the little sparkly bits in the pics...

 
At April 11, 2007 12:40 pm, Blogger twilite said...

Wow...great, great, great pics and I like the poem. I collect brooches of butterflies!

 
At November 02, 2007 11:31 am, Anonymous Hydrocodone said...

QlRkMl The best blog you have!

 

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