Thursday, 1 December 2011

POETS UNITED - THE THURSDAY THINK TANK #76 The Soul's Whisper


Beyond


At the edge,
where 
fingertips
clutch,
lies a
landscape
of 
immeasurable
beauty.
Beyond 
the reach
of those
yet to learn
the lessons
of endurance.
Admittance
lies at the end
of grieving's path
- the Architect -
your own
sweet soul.


This is the first time I've participated at Poet's United which is a community for poets who blog and which I have only just found. Their Thursday Think Tank #76 is The Soul's Whisper which brought to mind this poem which I wrote back in October. Poet's United can be found at http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com.
I took the photograph of Chagall's stained glass windows at a church near Tonbridge when I visited with my lovely friend Janet. It's a tiny church with the most beautiful light and atmosphere. 

36 comments:

  1. Penny,
    It was wonderful to find your poem here this evening....

    Lovely, meaningful words, which appealed to me very much.

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  2. Your poetry is so beautiful and profound, Pen, and the picture suits it perfectly.
    I'm studying for the equivalent of a PGCE,which lasts a year. Hoping I will be able to get out my crafts things again soon. J x

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  3. This is truly lovely. Such a gentle knowing and yes, I agree it's only when you have walked through the pain of loss of love (in whatever way it's lost) only then comes the acceptance and with that the inner spiritual growth.
    Thanks for visiting me and the lovely comment so pleased to meet you.

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  4. Beautiful and true.

    Admittance
    lies at the end
    of grieving's path


    I have found it to be so. Thank you.

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  5. The image is indeed lovely, but this meditation on life and death is truly lovely. So glad you found Poets United. It's a wonderful group... and if you add their URL address in the "trackback" section of posting poems, the direct link to your latest piece will magically appear in the right column, constantly updated. Welcome, and well done! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/repairers-of-the-breach/

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  6. Penny,

    This is so beautiful! I love it. You certainly have a knack for writing poetry.

    Kris

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  7. love the insights, well done.

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  8. It's beautiful, Pen! (The poetry & the image)
    xo

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  9. Wow, Penny, this is beautiful. The windows in your photo are gorgeous - I don't know that church, where is it?

    xxx

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  10. I enjoyed your take on the prompt. The poem is strong and rewarding.

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  11. A Chagall in the neighborhood, oh my, lucky you. Lovely words, things are most interesti g at the edge, are they not? xox Corrine

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  12. Penny, you have such a talent with writing! Thank you for the lovely comments you leave on my blog. Am pleased you are enjoying my CQ journey.

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  13. Wonderful words as usual Pen! I really must go visit those Chagall windows sometime, they are quite stunning! xx

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  14. This is amazingly beautiful Penny.....and the photo is stunning...so glad to have you at here at Poets United!!

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  15. great poem and awesome photo

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  16. Oooooh, Chagall - one of my favorites! Your poem, as always, is wonderful. So glad you have this blog to share, Pen!

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  17. your combination of words and picture are always a delight!

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  18. very atmospheric poem..I love the stained glass

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  19. I have not seen this work by Chagall before, and these windows are a treat to see. Thanks.

    Your poem is perfect with the photo. They both open the soul.

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  20. This is really beautiful, Penny! Love the photo, goes so well :)

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  21. Hi, Penny :) Looks very beautiful. I like colors of harmony.

    Merike

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  22. what a lovely poem i'm so glad you shared it with us.

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  23. Finding immeasurable beauty through endurance and grief ... This is lovely and sweet

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  24. This was beautiful and your photo is stunning~
    I love your take on the prompt!

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  25. This is a lovely poem and photo, Penny, and your altered printer's tray is really beautiful!

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  26. Thanks for all your visits - such a faithful friend!
    Where is the church with the Chagall windows? They are beautiful

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  27. Wonderful poem and your photo is just beautiful.

    Gaby xo

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  28. Chagall's windows and your words
    are a lovely complement ... .
    I do hope you're busy with a warm & cozy
    Christmas. You've been missed !

    judith

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  29. Wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  30. Hope you're OK - we miss you and your fabulous work, Pen.
    P.S. I have awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. If you are interested just link back to my blog.

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