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Poetry of the Earth

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by allisonlabine

The poetry of Earth inside a petal
the beauty of motion inside a breeze…

“…the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran

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Sea Fever

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by allisonlabine

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Photo: © Spring break 2014

Sea Fever
By: John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking,

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

*A trick is the time spent at the wheel of a ship. Spume is the froth or foam found on waves.

 

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For innocence lost…

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2012 by allisonlabine

…all over the world.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

– Mary Elizabeth Frye

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For no one, for everyone

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2012 by allisonlabine

“Twice as beautiful is the experience when two hearts forged in the fires of different lives perceive the same thing and a shared smile escapes, removing all barriers from that moment.” – Allison LaBine

Photo by Allison LaBine; Alaska

Through it all

Posted in Shared Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2012 by allisonlabine

“Come o’er the sea,
Maiden with me,
Mine through the sunshine, storms and snows;
Seasons may roll,
But the true soul
Burns the same, where’er it goes.”
– Thomas Moore

Illustration by Yoko Tanji

The Dunes

Posted in Shared Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2012 by allisonlabine

…and the world fades away to nothing but sand, salt, sun, and another pair of footprints just over the dunes. – Allison LaBine

Photo by Clyde Butcher
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The Elements at work

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2012 by allisonlabine

Earth beneath your feet,
Water on your skin,
Fire from the sun…
Air to breathe it all in.

 

Words and photo by Allison LaBine; Florida