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!

10 September 2007

Scattering the ashes

Yesterday we scattered Julia's ashes on the South Downs in one of her favourite spots. It felt weird, but also felt right. I still can't believe she's gone...

In the Wind

Ashes free and fused to the wind
swish between blades of grass
on the cherished chalk
littoral hills of England.
Wafts of warm air rush
whooping and cheering,
rejoicing in their return.
Dancing air gathers
the vesel's dust,
borrowed for life,
and thrusts briskly upward
to whistle through gnarled
boughs of an unyielding
copse, depositing residue
into the exposed crevices
of the trees' protective sheaths,
and melding carbon molecules
to form a new alliance.
What liberated remains fly
onwards towards the sun
and dance merrily
in the midst of life,
imparting fertile
corporeal substance
to future blossoms
on route to the sea.
And whilst the mortal
is returned to Earth
the soul continues
its journey onwards
to a more ethereal
dimension - where
the mixing of spirits
is both acceptable
and desirable.

© Annelisa Christensen 8:17 pm

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At September 10, 2007 8:51 pm, Blogger mystic rose said...

Annelisa.. this is one of the most beautiful poems Ive read.. theres a sadness but its lovely in the way you describe her soul's journey.. and indeed, our sweetest songs are born of our saddest moments..

esp these lines.. Dancing air gathers
the vesel's dust,
borrowed for life,
and thrusts briskly upward...

HUGS! and I am touched in the way you have shared these moments with us. Much love, always.
Take care.

At September 11, 2007 11:24 am, Blogger Queenie said...

What wonderful words to make a poem that says so much, thank you for sharing them with us.(((HUGS)))

At September 11, 2007 3:03 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

You described what happens to us all perfectly honey. Julia would have been so proud I'm sure. x

At September 11, 2007 4:16 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

I love this poem and it is perfect for what happens to all of us. Our bodies are indeed just a vessel borrowed for life and after that is over, are no longer needed for anything. The rest of the journey is for our souls.
Julia has a permanent place now in her spirit world and in your heart.
A full circle.

At September 11, 2007 9:47 pm, Blogger Jay Cam said...

thats a beautiful poem..im sorry for your loss

At September 11, 2007 9:47 pm, Blogger Jay Cam said...

Care to trade links? My site is http://jaysmoney.blogspot.com

If would like to trade, post my link, then comment or email me and I will post yours on my site as a permanent link. Send what you want to your link to be called and your link please.
I would appreciate the linkage, Thanks!

At September 12, 2007 11:10 pm, Blogger twilite said...

Hi Annelisa. Enjoyed the poem and glad you've copyright your writes. Do take care.

At September 13, 2007 5:21 pm, Anonymous Brian said...

The cycle we all face. A beautiful and loving tribute.

At September 14, 2007 5:18 pm, Blogger "Angeldust" said...

wonderfully espressed sentiments
wonderful eulogy

life goes on ... despite ourselves - it just occured to me as I came looking forward to seing your playful, smiling face - never thinking that sorrow can be near...

feeling an intruder after such long time

big hug dear Annelisa

At September 14, 2007 7:37 pm, Blogger goatman said...

So Be It

At September 14, 2007 9:42 pm, Blogger Gledwood said...

I want to be chucked to the 4 winds too... or buried and have a rose bush planted on me. Red roses perfumey.

Right I left you this message right down a year ago in your blog as that's what came up I had to GOOGLE your name to find it I do't know why I was thinking of you...

have a look at this because I think you would like it...


The music and the video are good.

At September 15, 2007 8:47 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hi honey, how's work and life in general? x


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