Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tangled Sunrise


Life is a tangled sunrise.
Sometimes we see our morning star so clearly,
sometimes we gaze at nothing but obstructions;
we cannot push past our own tenuous moments
nor understand the myriad reasons
that we should.
Frail creatures.
Vain and foolish.
In watching our suns rise and burn,
we waste time in their glory hours;
when our sky is brilliant,
we, thinking it forever.
Basking in the golden languid glow
and letting fleeting precious moments
rush past our grasp,
in search of more insipid things
that shine bright quickly, but are hollow in the end.
How foolish, really,
that we are so blinded by the brilliant light
to not behold the obvious:
Our sunrise
and our sunset,
are both the same and most uniquely beautiful.
We come forth  from the dark,
we have our time of light,
we warm all those about us
until suddenly it is twilight......
time to return softly, quietly,
into the dusky ether.
And if beloved
--especially by many--
we've left a trail of
blazing stardust
upon the ground we trod.
 A glimmering path
that others may walk
and ne'er forget
the soul who burned
so brightly
and loved so
freely and so deeply.


Pax....



43 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Hey Girl, quite a composition. Yes we miss so much in life spending time with the unimportant and unfulfilling things in live. ...we've left a trail of blazing stardust upon the ground we trod.
Brilliant.
QMM

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks QMM......

A rather sad day; I think the frailty of life sort of hit me and poured out.
Sometimes I pour good, sometimes I miss. ;)

XXOO!!
Anne

yoborobo said...

Oh, Anne - this is so beautiful. I am crying again! We have to remember to live in the moment, enjoy the ones that make our lives rich. Thank God for friends. xoxox Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Pam, when I read your post about Renee, I was crying enough I had tears falling down my cheeks and onto my pants.
I did not know her, but her influence was felt throughout our circle.
When I read what her daughter posted today, I wept, because it was much like my mother, and I know what she feels.
How we are so connected.......

XXOO!!
Anne

Marie S said...

I love you Anne, I cherish you from the moment you came in to my life.
So well said. so well!
So dark today!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yes, Marie, there is an unsettling hush in our blog circle......if only it was not so....

XXOO!!
Anne

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I took some time today and just seat here and looked at this lovely picture and listened to the fabulous music and it was so relaxing and awesome. I'm feeling the mood and enjoying the love too. Hugs to you girly. This was fabulous! Truly!

Leslie said...

Loverly, thank you!

Deborah said...

Oh Anne, this is so beautiful on such a Holy Day. How much I have come to love you, my friend. There is not one sad thing about Renee's life except that it is too short for US. Never stop writing, Anne. Beautiful, beautiful mind, beautiful soul. It honors me to call you Friend. **kisskiss** Deb

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Oh Anne this is such a beautiful poem that reveals your love for Renee...the sunrise in our lives are always tangled when we engage our hearts. You "pour" real good sister! You should reveal your heart like this more often... you have the courageous heart of a poet. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Jan said...

Beautiful, Anne. I don't know why I didn't see this post earlier, it is nearly Sunday and it only now showed up for me.
Like my favorite poet, Greg Brown says, "Life is a thump ripe melon, so sweet and such a mess." Not quite as lovely as your words, but a similar feeling.

Sophia said...

What a beautiful photo and post, Anne. It's so easy to get caught up in the unimportant things of life and before we know it, the IMPORTANT things have already passed us by. I'm kind of glad my life has been "slow", as it has allowed me to do alot of thinking about my life...as hard as that is to do at times right now.

Much love,
xo

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Vanessa,

Glad you could get a moment of peace and enjoyment in what I know is a busy schedule! I always hope the blog can provide something someone needs.....
Thank you!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Leslie,

Thanks---my dear knitting girlie-girl friend!
And I managed four rows without the frog visiting--I was exceptionally tired last night!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Deb,

Yes, the shortness of life---the unfair shortness. Only that is sad. As we get older, we realize how wonderful each moment is and live full, and to hell with anyone who criticizes.
I did not know what would be a fitting tribute, so the poem just tumbled out......
I would hope it would have been something she would appreciate....
Thank you my sisterfriend!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Mary Helen,

I seem to have a pouring switch, which does not stay in the *ON* position. I love writing when it works.
This one took several revisions before it had the feel I wanted.
It is good...... :)
Take care my friend!


XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yes JAn, exactly the same feelings. It is the mess part that is always hard to deal with!
I have had issues too with posts not showing up in my dashboard---thought it was just me.
Don't know what's up with that.
Take care my driend!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Sophia,

Yes, I understand completely about being able to reevaluate the important thigns after a year of being slowed down.
You finally learn what is important and what is not. In my case, it had to take a calamity to stop me.....and eventhough it has been painful, I have learned a LOT.
And the slower pace is much better. Do take care of yourself....(((HUGS!!!)))

XXOO!!
Anne

audrey said...

This is beautiful, Anne. Creativity in art and writing seems to be in your blood. You do both so well.
As I get older, I am appreciating many things I took for granted along the way.
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Audrey.....this was a tough one to write though.
I do think there is a point where we look around and realize what is of value and what is a waste of time, and hopefully we see that at an age where we can truly enjoy the life we are given.

XXOO!!
Anne

Silke said...

Dear Anne, this is so beautiful!! There seems to be sadness around the blog world as, but what I notice most of all is the love, and - as you put it - the trail of blazing stardust. I notice the connection between us all, a connection that cannot be broken. Most of all, I feel the love... Your words are powerful!! Much love, Silke

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thank you Silke......
Yes, there is a connection beyond computers and ISPs and the electronics that make it all happen.
There is a real human voice and touch and most of all, the heart and love.

XXOO!!
Anne

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Anne, this is just exquisite.

The Garden Bell said...

Glad to see you are up and cherishing this beautiful sunrise for us all. We are already the {normal} gray and cloudie, with snow on the way. Sorry, to say but I think it's heading your way.

Kate = <3 <3 <3

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Tristan.....♥♥♥
Have a good day today....do something fun!

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Kate,

Yes, I think it is already on it's way; was out this a.m. and the rain had started coming in. Hopefully it will just turn to snow and not ice.....sigh.....
Will it ever end??? <:)

XXOO!!
Anne

di from di-did-it said...

Your words are powerful, Anne. I don't think I'll shake this post for awhile. I don't think I want to.

Peace,
Di

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thank you Di---I'm just glad they turned out well.
I never know.....
Have a great day ♥

XXOO!!
Anne

rcscreations said...

What a poetic soul you have, Anne! I can sense that you pulled deep for this one...and it tugs at the emotions. VERY well said! Thank you for sharing something so personal here...things we ourselves feel but sometimes fear to say.

All the best to you,
Today and every day

Roberta

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thank you Roberta...
yes, it was a dep dig....I'm never sure what I'll unearth and hopefully it will be something good or meaningful.
I think my fear factor for aking what I feel left a long time ago..... ;)
And I'm good with that!
Grazie!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Georgina said...

Hey darlin', just came by to see what you had to say...wow, what a great composition...add writer to your resume. Loved it and it's something I needed to read...gracias. Kids are in town from Austin...Andria wanted to come and distract me a bit and that they are. That baby is so adorable, what we call here "Un rrorro!" He's a happy little guy and just a cutie. My other boys are also being little loves. My daughter decided to call their father so he could have some time with them..so they're there right now till this afternoon. My honey is having a little get together for them, so baby back ribs, beer can chicken and Carol's yummy potato salad...and who knows what I'm going to make for dessert. Today is my last day for the fruit of the vine...nothing more after today!!

Take care of yourself and will email you later...baby calleth his Meema!!!

LOve ya,
G

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Georgina,

Sounds like a most wonderful day you have there; have a good time and enjoy it all!!! The food sounds delicious!
Alas, we are doing the carry out pizza thing tonight as I have ripped the studio to shreds and am trying to get it back together before tomorrow, and also be able to *find things*.....ha.
Take care---will write!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Ces said...

Oh Anne! You speak of a deep and introspective life. Sadly it seems as we look around we find true what you are lamenting. Isn't it funny that here we are unseen, feeling connected in a world that is actually disconnected yet the short bursts of bonds that happen seem to last longer and stay deeper that those we see right in front of us. Someone is always rushing to the next appointment. here we venture when we have the time.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ces, that is what is so wonderful about the connection through our blogs.....we can meet at any time, we laugh, we cry, we act like foolish children.
Sometimes the moments we savor most are the ones that no price can be put on, here, enjoying each others friendships.

XXOO!!
Anne

Silke said...

Good morning, Anne, and thanks for your visit today. You have no idea how much I look forward to your comments!! :) Wishing you a great start to the week!! Love, Silke

P.S. And yes, I sometimes wish I could have brought one or the other Konditorei with me...

Silke said...

What haven't I had in a Konditorei?!? Oh, now you've made me really hungry - in fact, I am drooling slightly. Must go and at least find some chocolate.... Have a sweet day!! :) Silke

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Anne,
Lovely post, great picture!
Take care,
Hugs,
Anna
PS: I know short and sweet.

Tangible Threads said...

I have nothing more than a BIG hug and LOTS of love coming your way. I hope you have a brighter better day today! Take care friend. Tammy

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Powerful is the only word I can use to describe what you have written Anne. Oddly enough, my 'plan' for this year is to appreciate my friends (both the in-flesh and my internet ones) more. I have resolved to comment more...say more...connect more. Your poem is one I will re-read often to remind me of my plan, now and in the future. Thank you.

Christine's Beadworks said...

Beautiful tribute Anne. My heart goes out to all of your.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Honey Bunny, I'm with you. I have been trying to get back to the basics with illustration and doing things by hand. The computer is wonderful and all, but there is something about good old fashion hand to paper illustrations that will never go out of style. I just love it. I agree with you about the messy hands and fingers. It's just a beautiful thing . Have a most wonderfully blessed and creative weekend Sweetie! Hugs
V

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey T, MA and Christine,

Sorry I did not catch these....I've been moving the studio around and exhausted myself.
Thanks for the comments, andyes, I too have made some priority changes in what I will be doing in the future---what is really important and what is not....
Have a good day, all y'all! I'm off to the Doc.

XXOO!!
Anne

*Ulrike* said...

That is really beautiful, something that I will show my daughter too. I have to remind her she survived, and each day will be a wonderful day to enjoy.
Ulrike

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