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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

His Cassey


His were the hands which gently placed
photo prompt for Magpie 51
Each stone with care, precision, placed
There to guide, lend direction for each
Step, leading the pathways of my
Journey.  Each stone adding the
Strength needed to seek the
Meditations of my days ahead.
The prayers written in stone,
Weathered with time...
Offering wisdom, guidance,
Peace with each interlocking
Pattern.  To seek from him
All that was within me,
I only needed to follow
This path laid before me,
Protecting me from the 
Dust of the earth, his
Mortar to endure the
Sands of time, all
Laid upon the
Foundation.
This was His
Cassay.

Petrina Lesko
February 2011


I am linking up this post, this poem with Magpie Tales for Magpie 51 (thanks Tess for another fabulous picture prompt) and with Monday's Poetry Potluck over at Jingle Poetry where the theme this week is Peace, Relaxation and Spirituality.

30 comments:

John McElveen said...

SIMPLY AWESOME!!!!!

J

Brigid said...

What a lovely take on the prompt.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful words.

120 Socks said...

Beautiful poem, very moving.

izzy said...

Great feelings of grit and promise.Solidity is something we do seek. There are no guarantees
but I love the way you have written about it!
Thanks.

Jingle said...

beautiful,
Thanks for sharing with Jingle Poetry.

you write with passion,
keep it up.

A++

rmpWritings said...

"Offering wisdom, guidance,; Peace with each interlocking; Pattern."
Lovely and inspiring.

Kathe W. said...

this is a good strong loving poem.Brava.

Rek said...

very inspiring piece, makes one long for that kind of contentment that being in peace with the world around us brings...

belladonna23 said...

wonderful piece, fancy and realism play so well here.
here's my piece if you want to read it
http://belladonna23.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/sonnet-vii/

dan roberson said...

The interlocking bricks laid with care, creating the path you follow, his mortar to endure the sands of time,
Very well crafted, with tender loving care.

Donna B said...

Well done...really like your Magpie.

thingy said...

Oh, this was sweet.

paulatohlinecalhoun1951 said...

Really lovely, and the labyrinthian walk along the pavement is mirrored in the actual visual shape of the poem. Very nice!

bendedspoon said...

so lovely and heartfelt :)

Kavita said...

A very inspirational read, my friend... a beautiful tribute to the one that stood by all along... only to help...

Really liked it a lot!!

An excellent take on the magpie and so well combined for the potluck theme too... beautiful!

mysticmarleei said...

I enjoyed this piece. Brings life to the picture

LeAnn said...

What a lovely inspiring piece!
This was a great prompt I think!
Thank you for visiting my blog also!
LeAnn

Tumblewords: said...

Moving piece. Nicely done!

girldaydreaming said...

what a beautiful poem... sweetly meditative. i will read it, enjoy it, meditate upon it...

dakshi said...

wonderful piece..

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Tess Kincaid said...

I love this.

Southwest Arkie said...

Beautiful poetry.

magdalenahermanstories said...

Your words are flowing so gently... I'm moved...

Lena said...

Stunning. What a beautiful piece to emerge from a load of old bricks!!

athursdayschild said...

Well done!

Bee's Blog said...

This is so beautifully written.

Kristen Haskell said...

I read this aloud and it is very beautiful. I do have one question and I hope you will forgive my ignorance but what is a Cassey?

Reflections said...

Thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love the interaction and love hearing feedback regarding my efforts.

@ Kristen A Cassay is a cobbled area as in a cobblestone path or roadway. The more common term is causey. I believe cassey is a Scottish form. I was looking for the term for the person(but I could not find it) other than a mason or bricklayer. I know there is a more endeared term by those who do this type of work... I stumbled across 'cassay' in my search and fell in love with it.

JamieDedes said...

Well done. Bravo! Picked it at random from your sidebar and so glad I did. Just a fine work.