Sunday, April 26, 2009

hmmm more swans

Today i spend a day (after too long a time) with my first friend in the North, Bonnie. 1985 Atlin B.C. (Bonnie took this photo today, the river coming out of Pine Lake)
peace - elegance - purity - innocence
writes Steven D. Farmer about the Swan in
power animal oracle cards guidebook:
"Appreciate the beauty inside and all around you"

Bonnie and I
we go back a long way
some time is lost
a tooth maybe
a shared memory
we also gained
some grey hairs
a garden path
close in spirit
never forgotten
love increased
by surprise
swans swim
into our day
taking us to a place
in our hearts
i didn't know we had
a place of purity
where in all elegance
we shared our innocence
The swans
they know it's grace

:) use your imagination, you can think what you want,
we had soooo much fun!
and thanks to you. Thank you.


Robert V. Sobczak said...

Very inspiring free verse poetry. I love the part about the place in your heart you didn't know existed. The heart has great depths that way.

jozien said...

Thanks Robert!
When you commented, i was still working on this post. I always do that; go back and forth, viewing my blog, making a change, etc.
I think you got the most important part. You reflected on it before i did, thanks.

Anonymous said...

greatings to Bonnie.
loveley poetry
thanks Jozien


Faith said...

Beautiful Jozien:) The water looks so so cold. A lovely poem about friendship and the heart. And grace.

christopher said...

Standing On One Foot

You tell me to use
imagination, and how
that happens, I start
to sprout swan feathers,
keeping one foot down, standing
on wet river ice,
drawing my other
foot up next to my belly
to warm it, thinking
"Should've stayed south, yup."

Sue said...

Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson --

SWAN - Grace - Learn to surrender to the rhythym of the universe, and slip from our physical bodies into the dreamtime. Swan medicine teaches us to be at one with all planes of consciousness and to trust in Great Spirit's protection.

jozien said...

Willem i will say hi to Bonnie.
Faith, the water very cold.
Christopher, i love your poem.
I am so glad you did come up North though.
Sue, to be at one with all planes of consciousness. I'll work on that!
and you all make me smile. :)