Saturday, January 2, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday...The Embrace...

hush
listen
do you hear it
the Buddha song
the song of winter

the dream catcher waits
at the gates of dawn
in shadow
as an awakening
all around stirs

cloaked in promise
of Nirvana
crystal robes warm
a pilgrim on a journey
into light

I hope to awaken
in spirit
all that is good
embrace suffering
know that it exists

shun ego
and breathe...
breathe in winter
as it embraces new life
that after winter's death
is life...and
Nirvana


s.wilson


Baby it's cold outside...below ZERO!!! But we're toasty inside with our thoughts and our Shadow Shots, check us out, we got New Year plans ahead, hope you all had a great holiday!

34 comments:

sarayutouched said...

a blanket of snow...now that looks cold!! it's a bitter cold here today too...but at least the sun is shining!!

stay warm, good luck with the shop opening!!

i'll have the coffee waiting for ya when you are ready to rest your bones...

Quilt Works said...

I love the bluish snow shadows! Well done!


...Old wood window!

donna baker said...

Namastae, I don't even know how to spell it. Sharon, you sound like a practicing Buddhist. Loved the poem.

Greyscale Territory said...

Aaaah...Nirvana and Namaste ...such peaceful words ringing the silence of perfect serenity...Your poem seems to breathe with these words so softly and magically!

Love your image! Especially love the angle of the photo suggesting being casual and laid back (not to mention cool - pardon the horrible pun!)

Happiness always dearest friend! I still sense you are rushing, with feet barely touching the floor/ice/snow!

HUGS from summer!

Paula Scott said...

Gosh that looks cold there! But, what a beautiful shot! Buddha enrobed in snow.
HNY!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shot! Although it does look cold! Wishing you all the good things for the new year, lots of love and laughter, good health and a pocketful of coins always!

Sylvia

Jonny Hamachi said...

Deep winter is Mind over Matter.

If you don't Mind,
It doesn't Matter.

So very buddhist.

Golden West said...

Buddha accepting the embrace of winter - nice, Sharon!

summersundays-jw said...

Great shot! It's freezing here too but luckily, don't have snow. Is it Spring yet!!!!! Have a wonderful New Year, Sharon. Peace, Jan

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Boy are we shivering! chills running right up our backs....glad budda doesn't mind that thick snow blanket!!
Happy New Year Sharon!
Karla & Karrie

Joops said...

So cool!

My shadow Shots, have a great weekend and a happy new year!

BLOGitse said...

brrrrrrrrrrrr...
but your poem and picture warms me...
Happy New Year!

wanderlust said...

Wow. That is just beautiful. I love the head of the Buddha surrounded by all that snow. It looks so unbelievably peaceful. Thank you!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Dear Lady S...

He he... my GH LOL when he read your comment with "crazy girl" words. He told me that "your bloggie friends seems to know you well", huh?

Oh... browsing you older post and saw so many things I would die for them §;-)

Your post for today is cool. Same as mine freezin shots... brrrr...

Have a blessed 2010.

always me,
/lil chie

Hey Harriet said...

Gosh, even while covered in freezing snow Buddha looks serene and at peace! What a great photo! Below zero temps? Oh dear, that sounds unbearable! Try to keep warm. I hope your new year is off to a great start. Apart from the below zero temps of course...

Took me a while to make it over here. Computer giving me grief today. It's been a long weekend of technical difficulties. Ditching mod cons for a path of Buddhism is kind of appealing right now ;)

Hey Harriet said...

PS - My dog is a Staffordshire Bull Terrior (Staffy). She's just a big harmless goofball :)

Pam said...

Nice of mother nature to embrace Buddah with a fluffy white blanket of snow. Beautiful shadow shot.
Your prose are delightful, your very creative and artistic.

JOE TODD said...

I was starting to take life a little to seriously til I came to your site. Thanks for the post

Carin said...

YAK snow! Love the picture you took though of the snowy Buddha! Great poem too!
Like you I'm counting the days till Spring1

storyteller said...

Lovely poetic response evoking hopeful images for the future. Your Buddha is certainly different from the one I found and shared this week. Thanks for dropping by ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Diane AZ said...

Buddah looks cozy in his white blanket. Great image and words, I like the header photo too!

Dianne said...

this is so very lovely!

Patti said...

It's cold here in Connecticut too but not that cold!

The shadows on the snow surrounding Buddha are striking.

Your poetry is wonderful. Have a peaceful 2010 ~

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Buddha singing snow,
tell us, tell us what you know
of the holy fire.


Bring-on-the-Band Shadows!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photo!

Tom Hilton said...

Ooh, I like this one a lot. Kind of whimsical and dignified at the same time.

Ralph said...

The coat of snow is a royal garment for this royal. White a fresh snow, its purity perfect for this deity.

It looks nice but COLD! The temps in the Hawkeye State are too low for my tastes - at least in New England it is almost balmy when compared to the Midwest...

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love that shot. I have a cherub birdbath that after a snow fall, is cloaked similarly to the buddha. I've photographed it many times. I don't, however, have the gift of the poet in me, so I don't have a fine poem like yours to go along with it.

I am assuming you wrote it? It's really good!

Happy New Year

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Love the words. Cool Shadow shot. Poor Budda looks cold...brrr.

Gallery Juana said...

Wow! cool capture in a photograph and love how your poem encourages us to breathe in what is here.

Mona Sweden said...

New hat and new coat on Buddha! He looks very comfortable. I love the angle.

High Desert Diva said...

Nicely done!

Hope the temps warm up for ya!

Paz said...

lovely! love the banner/header, too.

happy new year!

paz

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

bitterly cold here too and now the country is out of grit to salt the roads.

Spring will come in its time.