flight


instead

thin paper recalls the whisper at each turn

elusive thought flys by way of scissor and thread

the closely held book open to the soft air

lending support as the stitches catch the cloth

26 comments:

amelia said...

this book looks interesting to me, I am off to explore...beautiful words and image.

S. Etole said...

on to greater heights?

rachel awes said...

what a pretty bird touching the writing life.
imagining loveliest pens & pencils your way...

Tracy said...

So much life and love here... Happy week, Elk :o) ((HUGS))

Cinner said...

Beautiful words and image, have a great day Elk.

Marcie said...

What a perfectly simple.and beautiful image to accompany your 'writing life'!!! Love your words!!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The little bird looks like part of the book. I notice it is about writing. There is another excellent book on writing called "Bird by Bird" by Ann Lamott.

L.L. Barkat said...

"when the stitches catch the cloth". I liked that.

Cool how you were moved to weave image and word too.

Graceful said...

Hi Elk,
I'm coming over from HCB. I love your words here...and that bird, so sweet. I love all things birds! I just checked out your shop on Etsy -- love all the bird art!

becky at abbeystyle said...

So a few questions: I recognize the writer's name--Julia Cameron--I still treasure my copy of The Artist's Way. Does ELK stand for Julia Cameron? Are you one and the same?

L.L. Barkat said...

oh, and you asked about my singers... they are 10 and 12. :)

margie said...

today your comments make me sing. i have been trying to remember the ann lamott book bird by bird for ages. i could remember neither author or title, just the review and of course not where i even read it. woo hoo.

Char said...

beautiful...blue birds always have a special place in my heart.

Puna said...

I can't wait to read your words.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Love those words folding and holding the blue bird. Simply stunning ELK.
Hugs D.

Lyla Lindquist said...

Stopping by from HCB, beautiful.

I am always taken when one can capture such depth in so few words. (A gift I clearly have to to hold.)

mom2six said...

Simple beauty, inspiring words.

ELK said...

thank you for the comments ..I struggle with writing, this book has been a good exercise for me so far..I will look up Ann Lamott book.

And NO Becky ..I am not...just a wannabe writer and an avid art lover!

Laura said...

the closely held book open to soft air...

beautiful! it whispers to me of the love affair we have with writing, and reading, and beauty everywhere.

thank you for this, elk.

deb said...

Elk,
you always have such a tender way of showing life , showing reverence.
This was beautifully done.

n. davis rosback said...

pretty free flying words

koralee said...

What a lovely bluebird my friend..thanks for all the sweet inspiration I find here everytime I visit. xoxo

Megan Coyle said...

Lovely words and a lovely image of a sweet blue bird :)

Ange said...

Your words are always sublime ELK - and your bird makes me want to fly away with him... B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L

SE'LAH... said...

great image.
I'm enjoying my winged friend.

one love.

maccandace said...

I love your birds. Julia Cameron is an interesting person. I read her autobiography, Floor Sample. She has led a strange and interesting life.