Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Sheep





the sheep

the rolling winds of summer
 alert you to my
arrival
as I step off the worn path
stumbling my way through
unfamiliar pastures

an intruder 
I am 

i take my place amongst you
under the rumbling black clouds
that move across a landscape
of valleys and mountains

i sit

listening

to the sea's continuous performance

the same melody
since time began

and after awhile
i have forgotten what led me
to this place

love, anger, heartache, regret
it no longer matters
my heart
is now 

quiet

i rise

departing not on the path
from which I came
but one
anew

and 
you

with
gales approaching
 
return to your grazing

: : :


This photo was taken somewhere along the Ring of Kerry in Ireland in 2010.

"You cannot travel the path until you become the path itself."
 ~Buddha~

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52 comments:

Tracy said...

Reena, I love the comment about the sea's performance...yes, it's been the same since the beginning of time. Lovely poem!

Country Girl said...

Loved this so much, I pinned it. Beautiful.

Michael said...

outstanding poem

Gail said...

Your words made me feel I was really there. Great job!!!

TexWisGirl said...

really lovely. i like the idea of forgetting what brought you there in the first place...

My Journey With Candida said...

You have such a way with words. Very beautiful Reena!!

Brian Miller said...

ok beautiful verse...i am glad you find that peace in the now...and leave what you need there among the sheeps...great pics too...

Ginny said...

A very deep and intriguing poem. Your sheep picture is so real, almost like they could come right off the page. It almost looks like a painting in a child's book. My sheep photos are really bad compared to this one. But I did discover that they seem pretty stupid. They really do need a shepherd!

rainfield61 said...

"i sit

listening"

Though I am not a sheep.

Rambling Woods said...

That is am amazing poem Reena...I love the sheep..so cute and fuzzy

Dianne said...

Just so peaceful and serene....to be sure!

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful, beautiful poem, Reena! And, of course, I love the sheep! Thank you for the beauty and wisdom you have shared! Have a great week!

Sylvia

S. Etole said...

This is truly lovely.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Lovely, lovely poem Reena.

hannah said...

No wonder it looked familiar. You had me checking your profile to see what part of the US looked so Irish :-)

Nadege, said...

A lovely poem and image.

Leanne said...

This is beautiful. Such evocative words

Leanne said...

This is beautiful. Such evocative words

Lara @ Uproad said...

beautiful words, beautiful photos!

Shane Kent Louis said...

Hello Reena! I so love the poem. :D Whenever I see sheeps, they give me an impression of peace. I'll be printing this one later.


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Lui said...

I love the creative words and image!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice and woolly photo.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Hey, you lookin' at me? You gotta problem?

It's a lovely view and the sheep's look ready for shearing.

Steve Gravano said...

What a beautiful poem!

Jeanne said...

Your poem and your photo are both amazing. Loved the poem so much I copied it in to my journal. Lovely!

lisa said...

Reena, your words are just beautiful, and what a perfect photograph for them! So nicely done.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great day!

lisa.

Ivanhoe said...

Hello pretty girls! You so reminded me of spring. I'm ready! :)

Daryl Edelstein said...

baa! sweet sheep .. exquisite words

islandwonder said...

Oh! That is beautiful!

Linda R said...

Such a lovely poem.. And I love your photos here....

Hugs, Linda

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful picture and as always you have wrote just the write words for it which transport one's mind's eye to another place and time.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Laura said...

beautiful in all possible ways!

God's Little People said...

Reena, dear friend
Hello again... just catching up on some of your old posts since it's been a while. You are so incredibly gifted both with words and with your lens. I am a huge fan of all your photos but I do especially love your exquisite bird images - the details are so amazing.
P.s. Thank you SO much for your kind support for my work. I've been so busy lately that I didn't even notice a full inbox (so no notice from Paypal!). On top we suffer a truly bad internet connection which from time to time drives me to distraction. Anyhow... thank you. I am so warmed by your gesture.

Liza said...

Beautiful...the gift of words and images.

Pat said...

Beautiful poem and image, Reena.

Anna said...

Wonderful winding path of words to match those wary sheep!

Ann said...

Lovely poem and wonderful photo. I wonder if March will come in like a lamb

Barb said...

Love that photo - it looks like those sheep live in a marvelous place! Love your poem as well!

Nancy Claeys said...

Your words are a perfect compliment to the photo. Great work, Reena. :)

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love, love, love this. Beautifully written.

EG Wow said...

Beautifully written, Reena. I envy your gift with words. :)

bobbybegood1 said...

What a lovely poem. And I agree with Budda - well a Budda - because we are all Buddas! Wonderful post reena! Cheers!!

Kerri said...

~ Love ~

Genie said...

I want your babies to come and live on our little farm. They are precious. We have sheep just down the road form us, and I love seeing them each afternoon on my way home from work. Lovely photo. genie

Catherine said...

Aren't they adorable! So cute!
xo Catherine

Gillian Olson said...

The sheep are lovely, but the words are devine!

Pat Tillett said...

Really like the photo and LOVE the poem!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photo and poem.

Regards and best wishes

lifeisaroadtrip said...

An artist in both words and pictures. How lovely!

Ed Pilolla said...

striking out on the path that is ours and ours alone, yet again. love it.

Barb said...

I like the forging of new paths - that often lead to new ways of feeling. The sheep are interested in you!

Margaret said...

and after awhile
i have forgotten what led me
to this place

I don't remember that you did poetry the last time I was here... but maybe you did! This is really great!