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!

05 August 2007

Skinned








Skinned

Living each day

with

armour peeled back

to reveal

palpable emotions

sinews and flesh

are

unable to contain,

raw, exposed and

unconfined

by

conventional layers

ripped kindred spirit's

lament

forms a new shroud

almost as binding,

almost as

complete a husk

as

those hollow and dry

discards

carried aimlessly

by the wind.










Thanks for all your visits folks.
I'm thinking that if I don't return to my life, then it is but an empty shell. I need to live it, and so I plan to return to the things I enjoyed - blogging, taking photos, writing. Life hasn't totally stopped since I've been gone from here... much has been going on. That my heart's not in it is a 'by-the-way'. I have a confession (or rather a revalation) to tell, and also something interesting.
But I'll leave it for now. The sun's shining, and my wasteland of a garden (I kid you not - I have 'before' pictures to show you :-) ) is beckoning....

Hope to see you soon

And thanks again for your patience.

xx

© Annelisa Christensen 9:57 am

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42 Comments:

At August 08, 2007 12:12 pm, Blogger David said...

Great shots, great words. Thank you for sharing.

 
At August 08, 2007 2:07 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

It's so great to see you my lovely. x

 
At August 08, 2007 8:01 pm, Blogger Farris Thorne said...

Hi Annalisa--

You're right about your life. Take another look at that untended garden...

Seasons and all things pass. And even with those passings, it remains with us to keep all of our gardens as beautiful as we can.

Pain passes, but joys are forever. That's why it so important to come back to the garden, to find those joys again.

Here's hoping many more come your way! ft

 
At August 08, 2007 9:39 pm, Blogger steve said...

I know all the flowers and frogs are lined up and waiting for the Green goddess to arrive!
Really, I'd love to be a frog in your garden!
This is my desire...

 
At August 08, 2007 10:20 pm, Blogger TorAa said...

Thanks for sharing such wonderful words and photos. And on top: Mother of Inventions song. Love it.

PS. Dessert from our garden is served on WW - with serving suggestion from all over.

 
At August 08, 2007 10:30 pm, Anonymous Mimi Lenox said...

Till the garden girl...till the garden. We'll be waiting for the revelations in the sky.

 
At August 08, 2007 11:01 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi!

 
At August 09, 2007 3:06 am, Blogger twilite said...

Hi Annelisa!

It's so great to see you commenting again.

I'd been wondering...but didn't want to intrude. Glad you're out...yes, till your garden...looking forward to your gems.

We're renewed daily...for better for worse...we choose.

Bye for now. Cheerio.

 
At August 09, 2007 12:15 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

The sun's shining honey. x

 
At August 10, 2007 1:26 am, Blogger Dan said...

I'm intrigued by your upcoming confession. I hope all is well!

GREAT photos!

 
At August 10, 2007 2:07 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Spectacular photos! Make that Sun Gallery happen!
We all "Get back to the Garden" eventually. Glad you've come back!

 
At August 10, 2007 9:24 pm, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Annalisa!
I want to say today only Hi!
I'm in horrible situation from yesterday - my sweet, lovely grandson Kevinek is sick - it is leukemia. I don't believe.
Sorry, for bothering you!

 
At August 11, 2007 2:17 am, Blogger Princess Haiku said...

This is a lovely post and I enjoyed reading it. The music brings the text forward so poignantly.

 
At August 11, 2007 8:07 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

I'm so looking forward to you coming out to play again. ((hug))

 
At August 11, 2007 11:44 pm, Anonymous RennyBA said...

What lovely post and poem and breath taking pictures. I just love those of the sky on fire!

Btw: I'm here from BtF and have famed you of course:-)

 
At August 12, 2007 9:12 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Going away tomorrow for a few days, see you when I get back. x

 
At August 13, 2007 8:45 am, Blogger red dirt girl said...

hi girlfriend of love!! i'm still on holiday - but have stolen a computer!

thank you for your sweet going away wishes - i do miss you so!!

this is a lovely poem - one i wish i had written myself - a bit of 'thin skinned' mixed with one i've been toying with called 'paper armour' ....ahhhhhh, my sister across the sea. my garden, too, has been long neglected, and the storm clouds are gathering on the horizon. I best be strapping back on the wetsuit, waxing down my surfboard: kitty will soon be riding the big waves again!!

much love and thoughts to you, AE..

xxx kitty cat girl

 
At August 13, 2007 12:58 pm, Blogger Pauline said...

Time is a healing ointment. Be good to yourself :)

 
At August 13, 2007 4:15 pm, Blogger mystic rose said...

annelisa,
beautiful shots!! and a lovely poem..invokes many feelings.. i must read it again. but i wanted to say i am so happy to see you again. and read more from you, in time, ofcourse! pleasure takes time, and happiness.

 
At August 14, 2007 2:31 pm, Blogger Katie McKenna said...

I wanted to stop by and say hello.
Be good to yourself.

 
At August 16, 2007 5:29 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hello honey I'm back so I just wanted to pop in to see how you are? x

 
At August 17, 2007 1:59 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

Just wanted to stop by and say "Hi"...

Hi, sweet girlfriend!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful pictures/poem.

Come back whenever you feel like - I´ll be waiting patiently.

 
At August 17, 2007 3:51 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Cooeee. x

 
At August 18, 2007 4:35 am, Blogger Katie McKenna said...

Thinking of you! hugs!

 
At August 18, 2007 4:12 pm, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

Hi annelisa! I haven't been seeing you for a while. I hope you are doing good in your life. It's nice to know that you're going back to do the things you once enjoy. =)

Take care of yourself!

 
At August 19, 2007 11:27 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hi honey, what's the weather like where you are? x

 
At August 20, 2007 10:09 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Just to make you smile....

What do you call a chicken in a shell suit?






........ an egg. Tada xx

 
At August 20, 2007 3:34 pm, Blogger steve said...

ANNELISA-D'YA KNOW WHY MERMAIDS WEAR SEASHELLS?
(here it comes)





Because the B-Shells are too small and the D-shells are too big!
yuk-yuk-yuk!

 
At August 21, 2007 8:59 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

The sun's out here sweetie, what's it doing there? x

 
At August 21, 2007 9:15 am, Blogger Queenie said...

Hi darling, sorry I've been absent, but I'm sure you know your always in my thoughts.

 
At August 21, 2007 12:30 pm, Blogger GEWELS said...

These are some of the most amazing photos!! Sunrise...or sunset? Rise, I'm guessing, like you.

Welcome back- your journey here is to be continued joyfully... and the garden beckons.

 
At August 22, 2007 8:19 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

It's me again sweetie, I'm feeling a bit like a stalker now, won't you come out to play? x

 
At August 23, 2007 12:31 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Not ready to play yet? x

 
At August 23, 2007 6:48 pm, Blogger soubriquet said...

Just come back when you're ready.
I think you know a lot of people are wishing good thoughts your way.

And I think of you, when I look at the sky, and think "How beautiful, an Annelisa sky!"

 
At August 24, 2007 9:07 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

There's a party at Skittles place if you fancy some cake?

 
At August 25, 2007 8:16 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Have you taken any photographs lately? x

 
At August 25, 2007 3:07 pm, Blogger red dirt girl said...

AE girlfriend,

reaching fingertips across the ocean to brush against yours; feel your sadness; send you my love. i do miss you, so. but loved seeing you over at steve's place. you have not lost your fabulous sense of humour!

school is back. i'm running ragged. the waters? have become like ice: doldrums I believe they are called. If a kitty falls off her board, the smooth cold surface can cut like glass ... kitty is sliding her surfboard cautiously towards the beach. I suppose I should feel grateful for the respite. But this has an even more ominous feel to it.

Plus, after all that hanging onto the board amidst the pounding waves, I finally learned how to ride the waves .... I want to show off my skills!!

Sigh. Much love, girlfriend.

a red dirt kitty missing her pal

 
At August 26, 2007 8:31 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

You have an award honey, see my post today 26/8/07. x

 
At August 26, 2007 2:46 pm, Blogger Smalltown RN said...

What a lovely blog you have here....your photos are amazing...you know what is very strange ....my husband took very similar pictures of the morning sun about a month or so ago out our way....to crazy....congrats on your award....I was over at akelamalu and saw that you had been awarded a little something so I wanted to stop by and say hello....cheers....

 
At August 29, 2007 1:08 pm, Blogger Queenie said...

Aren't we lucky to get an award I was going to give you but my old matey got to you first. I'm here waiting in the side wings, ready for come back!!! Shucks forgot the popcorn and I know how much you enjoy the popcorn, back in a mo.....

 
At August 29, 2007 9:27 pm, Blogger The Blog Fairy said...

Hello! As you are one of the Original Blue Ribbon Bloggers, I would like to invite you to be a co-author on the Blue Ribbon Bloggers Blog. You may participate any way you choose, as little or as much as you like. My hope is that all seventy of the men and women that the first Blog Fairy tagged as a blue ribbon blogger will join as a co-author here on MBL and on the official blog and promote your own blogs and work! Please watch your email for the invitations (one from MBL and one from Blogger) and let me know if there are any issues or if you do not receive it. I pray you will join us. You ARE a Blue Ribbon Blogger!

P.S. Watch your email for a notice from MyBlogLog to join the community page there as an author, and do please send me your email so I may also send you an invitation to author posts on the actual blog itself as well.

 
At August 30, 2007 7:37 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hi honey, how's things? x

 

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