TRIUMPH OF SPIRIT IN LOVE, NATURE & ART

Abandonata

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Abandoned by life

choked by overgrowth of unkempt green

once upon a time

breathing, seething with energy

steaming with the hot breath of cattle

teaming with the tenuous tenure of life

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Your body long gone

your loving heart now ashes

your caring now a memory

which nothing can erase

and time cannot erode.

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How I long for thee

though a mere thin veil

separates your spirit from me

small comfort

when I miss thee mightily.

20 responses

  1. Ellen, that’s again a beautiful photo and poem! Right on! Regards Mitza

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    August 3, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    • Thank you so much, Mitza. Very glad it spoke to you! 🙂 ellen

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      August 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM

  2. Beautiful post! I want to linger here, Ellen.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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    August 3, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    • Thank you so very much for your lovely comment, Wendy. Blessings to you as well, Ellen

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      August 3, 2013 at 4:44 PM

  3. Wow, what a beautiful poem, Ellen–I got so caught up in it that I could smell the smells. The last stanza echoes in my heart, especially.

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    August 3, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    • Thank you, Bennetta!! Means a lot at this time. You are always so responsive. God bless YOU big as you always say.

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      August 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      • You know I wonder about that some times–why I bother being so responsive; doesn’t seem to be the norm. So–are you havin’ a rough summer? No need for details, I’ll just be lifting you up in BIG prayers–bless you with same.

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        August 3, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    • So in answer to your question about this summer– been tough. My husband having problems with his job and I hope not serious problems with his health. And other stuff.
      How is the summer treating YOU??? I am sorry if I have not been as responsive. Will try harder. Have added you to my prayer list.
      Thank you for your responsiveness and blessings.

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      August 4, 2013 at 9:28 AM

      • Please know that my words were not meant to complain, or solicit responses–I guess I’m just weird, that I tend to be more interactive than many bloggers I’ve “met”. And it does cost me sometimes. I’m keeping you and your husband close in my heart and prayers, and I thank you for your prayers–summer has been too loud and full of turmoiled unrest here. Seasons–they come and go, don’t they. Bless you.

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        August 4, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      • You’re not “weird”– just more giving. I try but find it hard to address all I read on WP. It eats up lots of time as I am following a lot of people–so many I have not even updated the list on my blog. Sometimes I think I have over-reached.

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        August 4, 2013 at 5:11 PM

      • It’s true that blogging can become a full-time job, and devour your day fast; easy to over-reach. People do drop off after awhile–most people don’t blog daily, particularly if they have “real” lives to attend to.

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        August 4, 2013 at 6:56 PM

  4. magnificent lament

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    August 3, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    • Second try at sending this comment. You are one of the top responsive writers and poets. I am sorry if I haven’t been to you– will try harder to keep up. Didn’t even blog for a long time. A tough summer. Just hoping my husband will be okay. Hopefully nothing serious. Lots of stuff going on. How is YOUR summer going? I am going to add YOU to my prayer list right now. Thanks for all, especially the blessings! You have a grand heart.

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      August 3, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      • please don’t apologize for life – your husband and you have my prayers, as well Ellen

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        August 4, 2013 at 5:46 AM

      • Thank you so much, Paul. You are a treasure!

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        August 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM

  5. I can feel the emotions that run deep in this poem, Ellen. Beautiful piece. Blessings, Dee

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    August 5, 2013 at 9:38 PM

  6. Genie

    Loss is devastating. Touching poem and photo, Ellen.

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    August 12, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    • Thank you so much, Genie. Devastating, yes, but better than not having loved at all.

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      August 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      • Genie

        Absolutely! Good point.

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        August 13, 2013 at 3:05 PM

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