Sunday, March 11, 2012

A view beyond




i lie here

the sweet fragrance of azaleas
float upon 
the ocean breeze 

caressing my cool skin encased
 in sheets
still filled with travels of the night

the blue of the sky 
beckons

 and yet

i resist
its invitation
too soon to return 

i try in vain to remain 
in night's grip

before the day
thief
steals my dreams

~ ~ ~

The photo above was from a window in the Picasso Museum, Antibes, France. 
I think it would be a perfect bedroom view!

Hope you all had a great weekend! 

I may be a bit slow with my
visits this week as I'm in the middle of a
home rehab project that is taking longer than planned.
Pictures to come later.
That is if I survive!


36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love that shot! sounds like you might have to hold tight to that peace and calmness thru this home project! :)

rainfield61 said...

Thief steals your dreams,

camera keeps them for you.

Sylvia K said...

Love the view and your words, Reena! Does sound as though you'll be busy with the home project and I do know about those and the time they involve! It'll be worth it in the end, I'm certain. Have a good week!

Sylvia

forgetmenot said...

Reena, Your photo is wonderful, and your poem is sensational--what lovely words. I never fail to find something beautiful, meaningful, inspirational, or just plain fun on your blog--many thanks. Good luck on your project--they ALWAYS take longer than expected. Mickie :)

Ginny said...

This does look so much like the window of a small cozy row house in Europe, perhaps where Van Gogh painted. I was surprised to see it is a museum window!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'd like that view from ANY room of my house :-)

Steve Gravano said...

Good luck with the home rehab.... Just keep thinking of the sweet fragrance of azaleas and the ocean breeze. Beautiful photo, looks like an ad for a hotel room. I love the poem that you wrote to accompany it also.

Brian Miller said...

before the day thief steals my dreams...smiles...still playing catch up from te time change so i understand this...smiles. i want to go back to bed...smiles.

lovely shot

Mental P Mama said...

Just. Beautiful.

islandwonder said...

THAT is a room with a view. Wonderful!

My Journey With Candida said...

Reena,
You always seem to bring a picture to life with your beautiful poems.

Daryl Edelstein said...

love that shot ... it would be a perfect bedroom window .. and now I am mentally furnishing the bedroom its in ..

Judy said...

I would love to have the view from my bedroom. Good luck on your home rehab project.

Snapper II said...

I love this photo.

Ed Pilolla said...

enjoy your home project. the day thief is a slick character:) what a view, image.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a calming, beautiful shot!

love it!

Michaele said...

Ideal thoughts for the unwelcomed time change this morning. Waiting on the project photos...

Linda R said...

WOW! What a view.. such a great photo..

Ivanhoe said...

Wish I was there! What a georgeous view :)

lynnekovan.com said...

Gorgeous window shot.

CherryPie said...

OH MY GOSH!!! This is an awesome photo :-)

Country Girl said...

This is absolutely sublime.

Can't wait to see your project. In real life!

Jennifer Richardson said...

my soul needed that peek
through a blue mystic window
and sends thanks for the
beautiful inspire:)
-Jennifer

ds said...

That is a gorgeous window, and your words are lovely. I miss that hour, too...

Gillian Olson said...

What a beautiful window, what a beautiful view. Thanks for this.

Nancy Claeys said...

Such an inviting photo -- great use of light, Reena. :)

dona said...

Just beautiful!

GailO said...

I could very well imagine myself in that bedroom...and I would rarely want to leave it!

Hope your renovations are coming along nicely...I am excited to see what they are!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Reena, I love your photography! What a spectacular view this would be to wake up to... just lovely!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Love the photo. It is stunning. I could stay there for hours just watching the sea. Your poem was beautiful.

Shane Kent Louis said...

That was really sensational! I so love the view.


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Madi and Mom said...

Lovely verse and picture...
Good luck with the DYI...they are always more involved than we expect....domino effect.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Barbara said...

What a beautiful view and poem. Good luck with the DIY!!

Kathy said...

Now how did I miss this? Snoozing, I guess! Lovely!

Margaret said...

in sheets
still filled with travels of the night


... and the last stanza is brilliant! Matches the photo!