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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! John Muir

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mohandas Gandhi
 
He moves across the world,
observing
the rituals,prayers
and
modes of worship
across the lands.

Fragrant flowers
of the east,
incense sticks,
ghee lamps,
fruits,
betel nut leaves,
and a
daily cleaning
of pooja (worship) vessels
crafted in
old silver
and pewter
of the ages.

She stands
in her balcony,
in Tacoma
rejoicing
in the beauty,
and color
and fragrance of the roses,
the carpets of green,
and
rippling water below,
and watches
in amazement,
as the
rain
brushes against
the dark clouds
in the sky
rubs and rubs
them clean,
amidst
thundering payers,
and
lightning sky lamps.

The thanksgiving
worship ritual can now start;
the sky vessel
has been cleaned and polished,
till the gold,
silver
and pewter
shines through

in prayer....


Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at July 6, 2011 10:18 PM
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Democritus

16 comments:

Al said...

Gorgeous photos, Sylvia. One of my favorite sights here is watching the mountains being kissed by the first rays of the sunshine - sometimes it's when I'm driving to work in the morning. I never cease to love that!

magiceye said...

brilliant captures!

SandyCarlson said...

A double treat--your header and your post. Beautiful thoughts, images, spirit!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I like the idea that "happiness dwells in the soul." Thank you, sweet friend, for the uplifting messages and photos.

Bises,
Genie

Pietro said...

Sylvia, another very beautiful "Evening, Wisdom and Beauty" post! Three nice pictures!

texwisgirl said...

loved the last quote, and all the photos are just breathtaking.

Ugich Konitari said...

The second one


He moves across the world,
observing
the rituals,prayers
and
modes of worship
across the lands.

Fragrant flowers
of the east,
incense sticks,
ghee lamps,
fruits,
betel nut leaves,
and a
daily cleaning
of pooja (worship) vessels
crafted in
old silver
and pewter
of the ages.

She stands
in her balcony,
in Tacoma
rejoicing
in the beauty,
and color
and fragrance of the roses,
the carpets of green,
and
rippling water below,
and watches
in amazement,
as the
rain
brushes against
the dark clouds
in the sky
rubs and rubs
them clean,
amidst
thundering payers,
and
lightning sky lamps.

The thanksgiving
worship ritual can now start;
the sky vessel
has been cleaned and polished,
till the gold,
silver
and pewter
shines through
in prayer....

Tina said...

That´s so beautiful! :) Have a nice day!

Dianne said...

Wonderful colours in these photos Sylvia. xx
"Adelaide and Beyond"

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

One can get lost in that beautiful wise world.
Costas

Cildemer said...

Wonderful post, Sylvia!
Love the last pic, sooooo beautiful!

***
Hugs and kisses****

Enrique G.A. said...

A beautiful entrance, with great pictures.
Greetings .-

Arija said...

I am glad you moved if this is the kind of sky shot you get these days. Absolutely great.

Gary said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ola said...

I like what Demokritus said!

Judy said...

You do such beautiful skies!!

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