Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Finding Sanctuary


Prompt "finding sanctuary" for Poets United


When I bump into too much misery in this place called life, I need to retreat to regain my energy. I am blessed to live in paradise where there are lots of sacred places where I feel safe, relaxed, where I take in beauty, energy, where I feel at home. The place on the photo underneath is one of them and is only 15 minutes drive away from where I live. I walk through the bush to the top and have been accompanied a few times in the past by a sweet little fantail. A wonderful companion in this sanctuary of nature.

A divine symphony seen from the Sign of the Kiwi



























Finding sanctuary

When I feel small and
weak in the eyes of
this giant of misery
I find sanctuary
in the natural world

I wander
A fantail whispers
“follow me” as I hide deeper
into the enchanted forest
I feel the soft breath
of the wind, gently
blowing the branches
so the light can
dance on my path.
I tune in, as the Bell birds
burst into a cheerful chorus
My spirit of
wildness grows as
I wander

I wander
to the top of the hill
and gaze in awe as
a divine composer
constructed a symphony
of coloured shapes and shades
playing right in front of me
tones of silky blue
an inflection of green
an adagio of glowing hills
a melody so soothing
so serene, I sight
I am home,
harmony heals
so when I am weak
I wander


31 comments:

  1. This was so real. It was as if you took me along with you. Beautiful experience. Thank you.

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  2. I felt I was there with you, it was so beautifully ddesciptive. We all need somewhere like that.

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    1. Thanks You have some beautiful surroundings as well where you live Keith

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  3. Nature is the simplest and the most grandest sanctuary. You're one lucky soul living so close to your paradise. Thanks for this beautiful poem and the birdsong :)

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    1. Thanks and I do feel very blessed to live here

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  4. Nature is at it's best when it moves you this way. There is nothing better than drinking in the scene accompanied by the local wildlife and feeling at home with nature.

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    1. Exactly :) Hope you have some beautiful nature as well where you are

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  5. Just a beautiful Poem for such a wonderful image dear Marja.. So true, a remarkable Divine composer of such beauty... Each blending so perfectly as do your words within your lovely poem..

    Wishing you a wonderful week Marja.. Much Love
    Sue xxx

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  6. "My spirit of
    wildness grows as
    I wander" and then -oh! there are the bird sounds! you are home along with bird and creator. Thank you for taking me with you!

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    1. haha yes I had to show them They are part of the picture

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  7. Great wanderlust in this poem

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    1. Thanks I absolutely love tramping in this beautiful country

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  8. Lovely poem Marja - and certainly reflects on nature and the way we feel -nature heals us ... lovely - well done - cheers Hilary

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  9. I cant tell you much I resonate with this poem. Nature is the place to turn for sanctuary, for certain. Marja, I am not sure if you received my message. Would you please email me at wildwomantwo@gmail.com ? I have a question. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Sherry I did reply with yes but maybe it is lost in cyberspace I will try again :)

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  10. You do make it sound so simple. A beautiful write.

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    1. Thanks Annell. I must admit I live in a beautiful place. nature doesn't solve my problems but it gives me energy and relaxation, works every time :)

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  11. "...an adagio of glowing hills...". Beautiful!

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  12. Beautifully expressed. This poem feels a bit like yoga to me. Soothing and serene - a peaceful sanctuary in your words.

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  13. Reminds me of a trip to the beach I took far too long ago. The shore was almost entirely deserted and with the wind blowing I couldn't hear a single human-made noise. Wanted to stay there for much longer and recharge my soul, but circumstance forced me to rejoin civilization.

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  14. There's nothing like nature to put us in touch with our inner spirit, and put our soul at peace. Beautiful poem!

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  15. What a stunning place! Love your poem, and that amazing bird.

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  16. I find sanctuary
    in the natural world

    Nature offers the best option together with many scenic choices!

    Hank

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  17. It's the best option in trying to escape the chos life. I love wandering too

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  18. The truth is Nature is beautiful and soothing everywhere on the planet. We just have to find the right "top of the hill", "enchanted forest" with singingin birds, and we'll find our healing.

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  19. It’s as if you wrote Finding Sanctuary for me, Marja. I, too, find solace in wandering and in nature, although nature can quickly change from welcoming to dangerous. Yesterday I saw a sparrow bathe, drink and play in a tiny trickle of water from a hose I placed by a tree. It was a calming series of moments that made my heart sing. It’s not earth shattering but in quiet times like these I feel the strength of the universe in me.

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  20. Thank you for leading me into sanctuary, Marja, and for the song of the bellbird. Very refreshing.

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