Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday...A Land Far Far Away...

Once in a land
far far away
the sun was shining
o' shining

striped trout
soar high
in the mystic sky
guides of the light
they know what I seek
in shadow I wait
a maid in the mists

somewhere slumbering
it's yet to grace
the land and the seas
of dreams
with sparkling
promised retreat

deep into Winter
winds gather
and carry my hope
of the rising sun
far into the looming
here's my heart
take me with you

darkness calls me home
yet I feel the warmth
of your distant brow
under the thick
cold blanket
of weathering storms

I'm a child
of the bright hope
breaking the mists
o' the 'morrow
a maid o' the light
I wait wanting
the love
and the caress
of this skylark

here's my hand
take me with you
to this promised
light journey
in a land
far away


I long for the sun...can you tell...but not our Aussie friends, go to here to check out the rest of us looming in shadow...
I've had to go to my archives for photos, since we haven't seen the sun in days...
good thing shadows capture my attention all the time these days...
thanks Tracie for the addiction...ha!


Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Good morning dearie friend?

Yes, you are right. Gee, am longing to see the sunrays...

You always catches my heart with all the nice lines of your prose.

Have a blissful week-end.

Lots of warm hugs from Stockholm.

Golden West said...

Very inspiring, Sharon!

High Desert Diva said...

Stuffed fish!

Missing Florida, eh? The lack of sunshine is wearing thin.

summersundays-jw said...

It's almost Feb!!!! Loved your words & I share your feelings. Pray for sunshine! Jan

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How dreary today!
Sun’s hidden itself away!
What more can I say?

Footprints in the Mud

bobbie said...

Super shot!

sarayutouched said...

seems many of us are missing the sun...waiting-patiently waiting as to not create a frown line. january is closing out fast...there will be light at the end of this tunnel!!

great lines on the fish...had to stop and figure out what i was looking at for a moment.

have an awesome day...don't work too hard. coffee at the usual time?

MuseSwings said...

Beautiful! even the shape of your poems are beautiful!

Spiderdama said...

Yepp, I miss the sun and summer too..
Great post and shadow:-)
Have a nice sunday!

Ralph said...

No need to apologize for turning to your artistic archives. It is a common policy for me, I used to take lots of pictures without looking for shadows - I captured shadows and the are fine for SSS...I like it!

Sylvia K said...

I think we're all missing the sun these days! Lovely words as always and a terrific shadow shot! Hope you have a great day! Stay warm!


Tom Hilton said...

Not much sun here in SF, although it isn't nearly as cold.

Love that trout!

Patti said...
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Patti said...

Lovely poem and interesting fishy photo. ;-)

I can't commiserate in Connecticut - we have been lucky to have had a lot of sun lately, including today.

Enjoy your weekend.

Cassie said...

I always have liked the patterns & colors on trout. Today he appears to be swimming through the shadows! Nice shot.

Crafty Green Poet said...

there's a certain synchronicity between our shadow shots today.... I love your new header btw...

Sam said...

Lovely mysterious shot! Your poem is charming always.

You can have a bit of our sun - no problems! I think it would be an excellent transaction as we had have far too much of it of late! Although, today it is raining thank goodness!

Have a lovely week!

Hot Fudge said...

If that lovely trout had been in Brisbane yesterday, it would have shrivelled up in the heat. It was 33ยบ Celsius - that's 91.4 Fahrenheit. And we won't even mention the humidity!

By the way, I loved the shot in your earlier post of Scratchy barking all day at the squirrels. Pure joy.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love your poem as always, but especially love:
"I'm a child
of the bright hope
breaking the mists
o' the 'morrow..."
That is just magic!

Stunning stripey shadow! Like a strange zebra fish!

We now have warmer weather! It is like a mellow autumn day today and the sunlight is glinting magically on the sea! (Top of 20 degrees C expected!) I am sure that summer will barge in just when I return to school! But that's OK! When the students are hot they can't be bothered misbehaving! Thank you Mother Nature!

Yesterday I spent the entire day in the garden, ripping out stubborn grass and edging a garden bed! It was great exercise for body and spirit! And Shadow, our cat, has been constantly wandering round it to check out the detail!

Our kookaburras are back in force at last! 6 of them! It's wonderful hearing a morning chorus of laughter!

Hope all is well with you! Hapiness always to you and BIGGEST WARM HUGS!


chubskulit said...

Great shadows.

My shadow shots

Stine in Ontario said...

I identify with your longing for the sun! OK, the sun DID shine here yesterday and today and I ought to be grateful, right? Why am I also looking forward to above freezing temperatures?

Gallery Juana said...

Your blog was definitely warmed up with this sunny shot.

At least you can stay warm and cozy in your house with your doggie pal!

Wishing you a good weekend.

Pagan Sphinx said...

striped trout
soar high
in the mystic sky
guides of the light
they know what I seek
in shadow I wait
a maid in the mists

This evokes wonderful imagery. Well done post, as always.

Sarah said...

Lovely poem as always and the fish is all ready to take you to the sun I am sure! It has been rather dull here for the last few days so I feel the same way!

Hey Harriet said...

A cool striped trout! Took me a moment to figure out what it was. If that trout was hanging around here right now he'd be thrown on the barbie with some snags. And those shadows would be the BBQ grill marks :)

Hope you get some sunshine soon. And I hope for some cooler weather. I just wish it was spring all year. That would suit us all I think!

Paula Scott said...

Once again, you knock my socks off! OK, so I'm in Hawaii and not wearing socks, but you know what I mean! Awesome!

BLOGitse said...

I loved your light journey...

Here: sunny greetings from Cairo!
Have a great week ahead!

Anonymous said...

Super shot! The weather forecast says we might get sun on Wednesday!!

jabblog said...

Even a fish out of water can be lovely!

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I enjoyed reading this. Creative photo.


Birgitta said...

Such beautiful poem! Great shadow shot also! And of cource I long for the sun and spring :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A land far away,
seductive and bright—I dream
of it every night!

Carin said...

Would love to send some sun your way if that would mean we had some to share! Alas no sun here and like you this week my photo comes from my archives!

Enjoy your week!

wanderlust said...

Wasn't sure what it was at first, then I realized, what a funky fish!

Beverley Baird said...

What an interesting shot and shadows!
Love your poem!

christina said...

Thanks for your comment! Lovely shadow shot you show us here!

Jazzbumpa said...

There is something fish about that picture. The arc of the trout does not resemble the Poisson distribution!


Jazzbumpa said...

Of course, I meant to say, "something fishy.

Oh well . . .


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Sun, glorious sun! How we wish we'd have it bask down on us as well! Loved the post below - those earings are a hoot!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the comment on my grass by the pond shot. I leave the grasses and anything I can in the garden for the birds to hide in during the winter. I also love the look of them and I am trying to find beauty in any season..but winter is really getting to me here in western NY..sigh....You do have a way to have perfect prose with your photos... Lovely.. Michelle

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

He really is a striped trout isn't he...and a big one.
Sorry your stuck in the gloom. I know how miserable that can be:(

Dorte said...

Me too ... I long for the sun too. Lovely post.
Have a great week!

Lori R. said...

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storyteller said...

Methinks I missed this last week but it's WONDERFUL (as always)! Glad I caught it today in my reader ;-)
Hugs and blessings,