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Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Bell Sounds...


'They Never Call...' by Rob Hanson Photography


















Faintly... in the distant echoes of time,
Stretching far beyond the length of your lines,
Buried beneath the dusty layers climb,
And the bell sounds... an urgency of kinds...


Calling forth, the lost numbers unwritten,
Pane-staking images, hues dimmed yet all,
Combine beneath the years, once yet bitten,
Diagrammed plans, changing hearts, here the call...


Changing times post beyond the doorway now,
Documented dreams bear forth the future,
For deep within, beating it's heart lies how,
Master-crafted as the bootman's suture...


Faintly... in the distant echoes of time,
Now the bell sounds... an urgency of rhyme.


Petrina Lesko
June 2011

In what now seems a distant time long ago, there lied lines, plans of a new picture for me... calling, if you will, with an urgency.  The bell sounded, alerting me to new beginnings... From those beginnings (of a year ago) came my adventure through blogland.  Looking beyond the dusty shelves, searching the photos posted, the words translated through new creativites and familiar rhymes... the call stretched through the lines transmitting new energies, new outlets, ultimately bringing me to this point.  It is with great joy that I reach my first blogoversary, renewed in my creative energies, hoping to carry my message beyond all known possibilities, as did the first telephone call placed by A. G. Bell.  (What would he be thinking now of the wireless generation of communcations?)

As the bell sounds today, I send the message of a very special  THANK YOU  to everyone here in blogland who has taken the time to stop by and listen to my message.  Thank you for all of the encouragement and guidance over the past year.  It has been a fabulously exciting journey.

Also linking this post over to One Stop Poetry and this weeks 1SS photography interview (part 2) with Rob Hanson and his amazing photography.

28 comments:

Tulika Verma said...

Congratulations on your first blogoversary! And what a brilliant post to mark this day! I love the flow, the choice of words, the effortlessness and beauty of it! Hope to have you around and savor your words for many more years to come..

Love,
Tulika

Rajlakshmi said...

what a beautiful poem to celebrate the first blogversary ... loved the images, and the flow :)
brilliant :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

A lovely poem haunted by a sense of loss!

Love how it leads into a narrative, extending the poetic images into a celebration!

Brian Miller said...

congrats on the year...many never make it to that point...and i hope that you have many more...wonder if Bell ever imagined how far we would come from his simple invention...there is a nice nod to last weeks blended into your lines as well...very nice...

ashwini said...

My best wishes to you! Found your blog on the One Stop Poetry. Read all your older poems, you have a wonderful gift of the pen! Happy Many Years More!

Mary said...

Beautiful poem. I understand the urgency. And happily, so many, heed its call! Congratulations on your first year!

itslovelyannie.com said...

A year...that is awesome (in the true sense of the word)...I'm not there yet, but am inspired by your presence...and your words!

dustus said...

"Changing times post beyond the doorway now,
Documented dreams bear forth the future,
For deep within, beating it's heart lies how,
Master-crafted as the bootman's suture..."
Love the way you handled the prompt. Traverses time from invention to even last week!

Glynn said...

The bells sound, and they toll; they call to us and remind us, of things to do and things that can no longer be done. Good poem.

And congratulations on your first blogoversary!

thingy said...

It has been such a wonder to visit your blog. One, you write so beautifully and two, you are such a kind soul.

Congrats and more,more, more. : )

Marlene said...

Congrats on a year, the poetry is beautiful. I so enjoy a well written poem or bit of prose.

art2cee2 said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I am so glad that you are a part of "blogland." I just love to read your words...so meaningful and the images fit perfectly. :-)

Claudia said...

oh - my comment disappeared - congrats on one year of blogging and love how you get from the urgency of time to the urgency of rhyme..

Lynne said...

The evolution of the telephone is really quite remarkable if one thinks about it.. Great write and congrats on your one year of blogging..

David Allen Waters said...

congrats on the yr...and what beautiful words you create to celebrate it.

cheers my friend

JL Dodge said...

Woo Hoo a year !!! CONGRATS my friend, I hope many more blogoversaries are in your future, for you're not only a wonderful poet but also a great friend !
ENJOY
JL&B

kez said...

many thanks for your great poems and your comments on my baby blog(not very old ) thank you

Friko said...

Is it really already a year since I first read your posts?
How time flies in blogland.

Happy anniversary!

repressedsoul said...

Happy blogoversary! An i think this is my first visit! What a great read you provided for the prompt!

Louise Gallagher said...

Happy Blogaversary! And happy poetry too!

I'm so happy to meet you here on this very special day. And I really like your poem too!

brenda w said...

Congratulations on one year blogging! That's great. I like your poem, too.

moonlightmuse@ymail.com said...

A hauntingly beautiful poem.

Congratulations on your blogaversary. Well done. Very well done.

Ann Grenier said...

Beautiful poem to mark your blog's anniversary. Wishing you many more.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

A call we must answer - congrats on a year of blogs

Patricia said...

Changing times post beyond the doorway now,
Documented dreams bear forth the future,
For deep within, beating it's heart lies how,
Master-crafted as the bootman's suture...

You made me think of the Bootmaker... (this must be a shot from his shop?)Look how far we've come! Posting all the way out here, way beyond the doorway. Congratulations to you from me, a newcomer who is hoping to make it to one year. =)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Yay! Congratulations, I am very excited for you. You have been working very hard, and your blog is wonderful.

Have a great week,

Kathy M.

Sujata Khanna said...

You make the written word come alive,seamlessly woven through timeless expanse. what a pleasure to read your poems.looking forward to more.

EVA said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary and all the incredible poetry you have created throughout this year!