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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Arms Outstretched



Tonight is the new prompt for...

Jingle Poetry Potluck Week 41  'Our Theme of the Week is  "Saints, Monks and Meditation"!!   We (Jingle & Riika) offer you our warmest greetings to another fantastic week of Poetry Potluck. It is time to enjoy the peace surrounding us now in the form of mediation, the moment of tranquility within the prayers by the monks, and don't forget the teaching of the holy saints.'



Arms Outstretched

photo by Petrina Lesko
I sit, my soul bare to you,
Arms outstretched to touch your grace,
Beneath the warmth of skies of blue,
Far away, beneath the pathways.

My mind clears as the clouds from sky,
Solace within the crowds of life,
Asking of myself, asking why,
Busy days to this heart bring strife.

Seeking moments still in silence,
Joined with thee, in nature's way,
My heart bares it soul in pence,
Purity partakes, blessed this day.

For with my soul bare in this place,
Arms outstretched to touch your grace.

Petrina Lesko
June 2011
photo by Petrina Lesko


22 comments:

Dasuntoucha said...

Seeking moments still in silence,
Joined with thee, in nature's way,
My heart bares it soul in pence,
Purity partakes, blessed this day.

For with my soul bare in this place,
Arms outstretched to touch your grace
...

...love the serenity contained in these words...excellent response to the prompt.

RiikaInfinityy said...

Amazing grace you had spoken of, I am sure it will be felt within =)

thingy said...

This is so wonderful because I feel your emotion within such beautiful words. You are one terrific writer.

thingy said...

Hee-hee. My word verification was 'thingsti.

booguloo said...

Dasuntoucha said what I want to say. Nice write.

ladynyo said...

This touched me exactly where I am. Beautiful.

Lady Nyo

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, so very beautiful ... your words and your photo.

Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello, and I hope that you have a wonderful week, Petrina.

Take care,

Kathy M.

aquariann said...

Gorgeous poetry and photographs!

Jingle said...

a rocking piece.
big smiles.
bless you.
keep us inspired.

lunawitch15 said...

great emotion you have evoked here. its wonderful!

Luna

Untitledmoments by~L said...

printing and placing on my mirror! This shall be a prayer and affirmation this week! this is beautiful! very lovely! ;)

Lyn said...

Your words are touched by grace...and so deeply felt..who hasn't shared these emotions?

bharat chandran said...

The words made a painting in front of me.. truly artistic! amazing poem..

Friko said...

Lovely poem.

Luke Prater said...

It's a lovely piece; looks like a modern take on a, English Shakespearean sonnet?

Help! Mama Remote... said...

I can relate to busy days bringing strife. Relaxing and calming myself often comes at the end of a busy day. Nice!!!!

nadirafromkannur said...

Great expression of a meditative mood.
"Seeking moments still in silence,
Joined with thee, in nature's way,
My heart bares it soul in pence,
Purity partakes, blessed this day."...Lovely lines.

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Beautiful!

Lolamouse said...

Such a lovely sonnet! Puts me in a calm, meditative mood. Love it.

mindlovemisery said...

Absolutely love I agree with thingy you can really feel the emotions in this, its exquisite

mindlovemisery said...

I know I commented but I can't find it so forgive me if I do so twice. This is an exquiste poem and I agree with thingy you can really feel your emotions

Jo Bryant said...

This is beautiful and so touching. It evoked such emotion as I read it through. :)