on the rocks




labels peeled from silver
let go into suds and warmth
padding barefoot picking garden gravel
glue melody and grocery bag . stitching paper love
a recycled space for a unique bulb to stretch . to reach for light

cans
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life stares back from the warmth of a kitchen table
still calls to me through this yearly winter ritual
soft brown paper held by twine and heart

we barely balance on the rocks . often look a little bizarre
yet we begin again in bud . we grow . we bloom

29 comments:

renilde said...

Just beautiful, poetry in the simplest of things. x Renilde

becky at abbeystyle said...

Such a great presentation of paper whites reaching for the light! I've been tucking mine between the window and the curtain, hoping to warm them enough to bloom...white in the light, so fresh, so clean, so new.

Judy said...

I sure need something to brighten up my kitchen, but I'd have to dig through the snow to get my rocks :)

rachel awes said...

i love the
steps
you lay out
& their
every
ingredient.
your bloom
is
refreshing
breath.

spread your wings said...

ah... i just have to sigh. this is wonderful.
your creative juices are always flowing

magpie said...

i can hear
the music

Oliag said...

You are so clever and creative! This is a lovely photo story...I just might copy you:) xoxo

S. Etole said...

I feel the peace in this waiting on life ...

emily wierenga said...

LOVE this.

recycled heart,

melody reaching wide...

Jewels said...

this was awesome to read ELK!

georgia b. said...

hey there, sweet lady!

long time no see!
i hope you got my card.
you've been missed... by me!
i've missed your photos.
i hope i can be more deliberate and disciplined this year
with visiting all my old friends in blog land.
i certainly will try.
thanks for your recent comments and wishes!

just wanted to pop in and say
i hope your 2011 is off to a grand start!!

hugs
~g.

n2theblue said...

beautiful! before we became apartment dwellers my yard bloomed with hardy old paperwhites from my grandmother's garden. now i'm inspired to try some bulbs inside.

Jamie said...

So beautiful - even before it blooms.

Laura said...

You inspire me, give my imagination wings, ELK! I gave my mother-in-law some paperwhite bulb kits for Christmas. The vases that came with them are not nearly so pretty. Now I'll know what to do next time :).

Char said...

what sweet and beautiful repurposing. i know they are treasured!

mrs mediocrity said...

i love the way you described this, my first round have withered but i will set one more upon those rocks, love the green that grows like spring.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Your craft cleverness is inspiring.

kt40 said...

this post just shows the possiblities, I loved taking it in today

Tracy said...

Oh this is lovely... stitching paper love...padding barefoot in the garden (we won't be able to do that for many months yet again here--I miss it!)... There is an awkwardness in life & living, but there is such beauty in it, yes? I greatly admire how your words & images flow together. Happy Day, Elk :o) ((HUGS))

Kim Klassen said...

can't really find the words to tell you how. much i adore this!! honestly... how do you do it!! i feel instant calm and my heart fills with love...every time I visit...

xxo, kim

deb said...

This is just absolutely perfect.
I can feel the textures of the creation,
and of the words.

beth said...

i love this idea.....wow.....thank you so much for sharing your talents with us....

elizabeth said...

I bought a paperwhite one year. I was never so delighted as when it actually bloomed.

Your container is simple yet beautiful. Very fitting.

d smith kaich jones said...

of course you know how to do this. thank you.

xoxo
Debi

maccandace said...

It's so nice to add personal, artistic touches to functional items around the house.

songsoflight said...

Your writing is so beautiful, calm and wise. Thank you, I needed to hear these words today :)

Marcie said...

You are so creative. With the most minimal of 'tools'..you come up with the best ideas. Love it!

Relyn said...

I really, really, REALLY love this!

patty said...

very beautiful, elk... and i love that it's from recycling.xo