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!

26 June 2007

Into Eternity



Into Eternity


My cautious hand traces reflection.
No longer calm, the surface tremble
dimples an otherwise smooth complexion
to glimpse what water is wont to dissemble:
recollections embodied in debris
cheap souvenirs as gifts to the sea.
Leaves, once fresh and mirrored upstream
swirl amongst minuscule mud and strong grounds,
snatched memories of where the river's been
maturing lucid raindrops to shaded browns
imbuing distinctive identity
accumulating fertile density.
Shadow and light won't make the course falter.
Present reflection once passed grow dimmer,
but below the surface extracts will alter
subtle hue of future mirror-shimmer,
until, in the mouth of the estuary,
alluvium deposits gradually.
And when the water reaches the ocean
it becomes clear before the ultimate
saline mingling. So I have this notion:
even though my touch is most intimate
you can never carry my memory
further than the shores of the distant sea.
Nevertheless, I would like to immerse
wholly, completely, without condition;
engulfed and cherished in your universe
and be intrinsic part of transition.
Then swept against the strong tide I would be
carried trusting into eternity.



by Annelisa Lynch 1998




© Annelisa Christensen 7:42 am

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33 Comments:

At June 26, 2007 12:04 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Oh honey, those are beautiful words. I see that cloud has a silver lining. Out of the darkness, into the light.
I'm thinking of you, have a hug babe. xx

 
At June 26, 2007 1:32 pm, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

This is a very beautiful poetry, annelisa! =) And you wrote it in 1998! How cool is that?! =P

Anyway, I hope you are doing fine over there. Please take care! =)

 
At June 26, 2007 2:38 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

"even though my touch is most intimate, you can never carry my memory, further than the shores of the distant sea.
Nevertheless, I would like to immerse wholly, completely, without condition;
engulfed and cherished in your universe and be intrinsic part of transition."


I can not even attempt to compete with the way your wordsflow

Fluid and filled with emotion
like the sweetest magic potion

Wanna Mind Meld - lol!

 
At June 26, 2007 2:54 pm, Blogger Pauline said...

"carried trusting into eternity"
What a beautiful expression of thoughts. Take care of yourself, you are very special.

 
At June 26, 2007 6:50 pm, Blogger steve said...

Memory carried... shores of a distant Sea...reminds me of something I read a long time ago that explained the little dimple we all have between the nose and upper lip....thats where an Angel touches us as we are being born into a new world and says
"Shhhh....you won't be able to say all the things you already know."

 
At June 26, 2007 10:35 pm, Blogger GEWELS said...

Beautiful words- My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

 
At June 27, 2007 1:49 am, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Extraordinary poetry, Annelisa.
Take care, my friend.

 
At June 27, 2007 3:54 am, Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

You offer words that touch the soul. I hope all is as good as can be with you and yours...and that things will only get better.

 
At June 27, 2007 9:04 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Just a quick ((hug)). x

 
At June 27, 2007 4:39 pm, Blogger Queenie said...

Words that touched the feeling, words that open the heart.
Words that flow Annelisa.

Your in my thoughts.

 
At June 27, 2007 6:19 pm, Blogger Katie McKenna said...

best wishes headed your way! hugs!

 
At June 28, 2007 9:04 am, Blogger lettuce said...

lovely words - thinking of you.

hugs

 
At June 28, 2007 9:17 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

How are you honey, I'm thinking of you? xx

 
At June 28, 2007 11:52 am, Blogger dana barnett said...

Dear Annelisa,Your poem is beautiful,It did touch me deeply,...I am going through very hard times myself,...You made me think about writing again,...I would Love to write some new poetry for you,I know that you did in the past ask me to write more on my blog,...Maybe soon I shall,If I can remember how to get it up on there again,...Well I will try anyhow,I hope that you are feeling some kind of healing,Be Blessed my dear,you are a very genuine person,Peace be with you Annelisa,Love Dana,...You will be alright!!!

 
At June 28, 2007 2:17 pm, Blogger Queenie said...

Just popping by whilst my lovely neighbour lets me use her computer (and she gives me chocolate Hob-Nobs, how cool is that), to give you a great big ((((((HUG)))))).

 
At June 28, 2007 2:27 pm, Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Such beautiful words... and photos too.

 
At June 28, 2007 10:12 pm, Anonymous surfkats anonymous (s.a.) said...

"Is death's chill that visited our bed
other than what it seemed, is it
a gray to be watched keenly?

Wiping my glasses and leaning westward,
clearing my mind of the day's mist and leaning
into myself to see
the colors of truth

I watch the clouds as I see them
in pomp advancing, pursuing
the fallen sun."


- Denise Levertov, from Clouds

 
At June 29, 2007 7:45 am, Blogger Queenie said...

My thoughts are always with you, but especially today..

 
At June 29, 2007 11:56 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Totally awesome and beautiful, especially in view of what you've been dealing with. It is a comfort to know (at least I think so) that we are all etched deeply into the whole mix of what we call "The Universe". We all meet again in this "Together Place", taking out rightful places as we were meant to do, adding to the richness of this and other worlds and realms.

Take care and hugging you closely now.

 
At June 29, 2007 12:05 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Thinking about you especially today. You'll get through it honey, be strong. ((hugs)) xxxx

 
At June 29, 2007 12:32 pm, Blogger Pauline said...

sending a hug your way
for the sky today
appears cloudy and grey
yet I know soon the sun's
rays will warm this tired
body and mind
Tomorrow with strength
renewed I shall walk a
new untraveled path
seeing things in a new
light learning of life's
continuing flight.
(hug enclosed) Pauline

 
At June 29, 2007 9:18 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

Wonderful!
Take care sweets...

(((hugs)))

 
At June 30, 2007 8:36 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

I hope yesterday wasn't too traumatic for you Annelisa. Just wanted to stop by and give you a hug and say I'm thinking of you. xx

 
At June 30, 2007 1:09 pm, Blogger Farris Thorne said...

Hi Annalisa --

Thinking of you, and hoping you're finding the precious healing you need. And yes, a blog is less important than that healing. You know there's a healing power in words... dare I even suggest you might find that healing at the keyboard?

Keep writing... even if it's not on the blog. And especially at a time like this... ft

 
At June 30, 2007 8:12 pm, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Annelisa - Have you taken any pictures today? Your soul needs expression to heal your heart.
Take up your camera, girlfriend.

We love you.

 
At June 30, 2007 8:55 pm, Blogger Queenie said...

Hello my friend, your Mother of Invention's, "The Soul Within", speaks volumes....

 
At June 30, 2007 8:55 pm, Blogger Queenie said...

Hello my friend, your Mother of Invention's, "The Soul Within", speaks volumes....

 
At July 01, 2007 2:39 am, Blogger Lizard Princess said...

Wow- such a breathtaking and eye-popping blog you have here!
I wandered around a bit, and your pictures just did me in!
I aspire to have as lovely of a collection as you do.

 
At July 01, 2007 10:01 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hello Honey, how you doing? xx

 
At July 01, 2007 1:42 pm, Blogger red dirt girl said...

out of the dark .... and back into the light

may light shine soon for you, friend

{{xxx}}

 
At July 01, 2007 2:23 pm, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Annelisa!
Thanks for this beautiful poem!!!
Huugs to you!

 
At July 01, 2007 2:34 pm, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Checking on my friend from across the pond....how are you today?
Thoughts are with you.

 
At July 02, 2007 9:03 am, Blogger TopChamp said...

That's very emotive.

 

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