Ꮺ becoming perfectly still Ꮺ

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the Sun has stopped in her journey
becoming perfectly still

the stars have stopped singing
becoming perfectly still

the earth has stopped spinning
becoming perfectly still

the wind has stopped breathing
becoming perfectly still

the tides have stopped their dancing
becoming perfectly still

her heart has stopped beating
becoming perfectly still

her lover’s silence
has covered them all

becoming perfectly still

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“Perfectly Still”    Halo

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originally posted  27 January 2011

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artwork  ~   “Globe,  moon,  sun  (astronomy)”   Giorgione
{  public domain }

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⋆ ✫ ⋆ tears from a star ⋆ ✫ ⋆

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tears from a star

rain down upon the earth

for you have departed this life

and she misses you

…as  do  i

…as  do  i

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“Fragile”    Sting

artwork ~   “Evening Star”   Alphonse Mucha
{  public domain }

originally posted 20 April 2014

“Fragile”    Sting

lyrics ~

Album: The Living Sea

If blood will flow when flesh and steel are one
Drying in the colour of the evening sun
Tomorrow’s rain will wash the stains away
But something in our minds will always stay

Perhaps this final act was meant
To clinch a lifetime’s argument
That nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could
For all those born beneath an angry star
Lest we forget how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star, like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are, how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star, like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are, how fragile we are
How fragile we are, how fragile we are

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∙ƾ∙∙ evil standin’ next to you and me ∙∙ƾ∙

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there’s evil walkin’  this earth
there’s evil standin’  next to you and me

ain’t no safety in numbers
ain’t no safety in bein’  right

there’s evil all around us
there’s evil sneakin’  inside of  me  and  evil sneakin’  inside of  you

ain’t no body can smite the evil
ain’t no body can keep us safe

there’s evil in the darkness
there’s evil in the daylight

ain’t no prayers gonna make it disappear
ain’t no prayers gonna make us clean

there’s evil walkin’  this earth
there’s evil livin’  inside of  me  and  evil livin’  inside of  you

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gonna go down to the water
gonna wash away the evil

gonna go down to the water
gonna go down there together

gotta go down to the water
gotta wash away the evil

gotta go down to the water
gotta wash our souls clean

gonna go down to the water
gonna wash our souls all clean

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this is an absolutely stunning song and the inspiration for my poem ~


“Nothing But the Water”  Grace Potter & The Nocturnals  { a cappella version }
{ lyrics at the bottom of  this post}

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the image is from the wonderfully talented Penny Smith alias Jinksy
from her blog  In Tandem

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oroginally posted  31 July 2012

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“Nothing But the Water”  Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

lyrics ~

  • Songwriters:  Matthew P. Burr,   Bryan Dondero,   Grace Potter,   Scott  Tournet

I have seen what man can do
When the evil lives inside of you
Many are the weak and the strong are few
But with the water we’ll  start anew

Won’t you take me down to the levy?
Take me down to the stream
Take me down to the water
We’re gonna wash our souls clean

Take me down to the river
Take me down to the lake
Yes, we’ll all go together
We’re gonna do it for the good Lord’s sake

I have fallen so many times
For the devil’s sweet, cunning rhymes
This old world has brought me pain
But there’s hope for me again

Well, won’t you take me down to the levy?
Take me down to the stream
Take me down to the water
We’re gonna wash our souls clean

Take me down to the river
Take me down to the lake
Yes, we’ll all go together
We’re gonna do it for the good Lord’s sake

I tried my hand at the Bible
Tried my hand at prayer
But now nothing but the water
Is gonna bring my soul to bare

But now nothing but the water
Is gonna bring my soul to bare

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°• ₱ • whisper • ₱ •°

Cypress Tree Byōbu, Kano Eitoku, 1590

Image via Wikipedia

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i hear them whisper

calling me to join them there

at the end of life

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“All Souls Night”   Loreena McKennitt

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originally posted  12 February 2010

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artwork  ~  檜図 (Cypress Tree) attributed to Kano Eitoku
{ public domain }

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… SCULPT a memory …

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hear

the  SOUNDS  of

your own BREATHING

your heart  ·B·E·A·T·I·N·G·

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taste

the  AIR

SAVOR

the  spices

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see

the

W

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N

D

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fondling

the trees

as it

p  a  s  s  e  s

BYE

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breathe in

deeply

catch the scents

s

w

i

r

l

i

n

g

a r (Y) O  U n d

EACH

o n e

d.  i.  s.  t.  i.  n.  c.  t.

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CLOSE  your  eyes ~

feel

the  t e x t u r e

of  a cat’s  fur

THE BARK OF A TREE

your  lover’s  skin

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combine

ALL  of  your  s e n s e s

sculpt

the  memory  of

DAY  in your life

keep  it

n

 e

a

r

b

y

so you can  revisit  it

whenever you like

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learn

the  A R T

 of

e x p e r i e n c i n g   the   N O W

without

losing

the

P

 A

S

T

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“make a memory”   Bon Jovi

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originally posted  26 February 2012
slightly revised  24 March 2015

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artwork   ~   “Abstract Composition”   Oleksandr Bogomazov
{  public domain }

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this is my submission to ~

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The Tuesday Platform    at   imaginary garden with real toads

thank you, Kerry!

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