Sunday, February 21, 2016

Expanding Love

Christ in the Wilderness by Stanley Spencer
 



















In a vast field of wildflowers love grows
expanding the boundaries of the heart
delicate daisies will open and glow
in a vast field of wildflowers love grows 
enlightenment in parables and prose
shadowy darkness in light will depart
in a vast field of wildflowers love grows
expanding the boundaries of the heart


posted for Magpie Tales 309

author's note: On February 19th, I celebrated 3 years of blogging
I wish to thank everyone for their love and support. The journey
has been amazing.

Peace, Light and Love always!

48 comments:

  1. This is an extremely beautiful poem, my friend. Congrats on the three years of blogging. What a journey it is, indeed..........I cant believe where it has taken me and how far it has pushed me beyond what I would have done on my own. And the friends we have made! Yay! So happy our paths crossed here!

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      Thank you and it certainly has been an amazing time of discovery. wishing you well my friend.

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  2. Congratulations on 3 years. Your poetry serves to enlighten us all, in this vast field of flowers.

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    1. Thank you Myrna - may each day bring new wonders to all...

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  3. Love is in the air! Congrats on three poetry filled blog years.

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  4. Just so beautiful, may the world be filled with this love for humanity . Could you please tell which poetic form have you used?

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    1. The form would be a Triolet...

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  5. Love where you brought this lovely field of poetry... Love the three years of blogging... I'm so happy to have you around.

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    1. Bjorn, thank you so much 3 years is very symbolic to me so I am reflective this day!

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  6. A lovely one.
    Why does Christ look awfully nekid in that illustration? :)

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    1. Hey Dezzie, I am not sure the art is subjective and one can see many things. As I look at it this morning the wilderness meant a time of darkness or cloudiness and he seems to have taken the form of a cloud but, to me clouds bring rain and rain brings flowers and growth. So he could be filled with water for the spirit. I don't know just the wanderings of my mind.

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  7. congrats on your lovely 3 years of blogging...this is a beautiful poem..."expanding the boundaries of the heart" love the line...

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    1. Thank you Sumana...expanding our hearts will open doors to possibility in the world.

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  8. Happy third anniversary - and the lightness in this growth is magical..even the image although he looks heavy seems light - light and love indeed!

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    1. Thank you - He does look heavy it must be the weight of the world as it can be hard to carry...

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  9. I agree this is a beautiful poem in word and thought...the imagery of the wildflowers makes me smile and I loved how the repeating of the lines...'in a vast field of wildflowers love grows expanding the boundaries of the heart' made such a wonderful impact.

    Happy 3rd Anniversary!

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    1. Thank you Donna, the poem basically wrote itself.

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  10. Congrats on 3 years at your sea. Growth sure does come over time.

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    1. Hi Pat,

      That is does, I am still smiling over your latest book featuring Capt'n Pat and Truedessa.

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  11. Love, can indeed, make so many things grow and become better.

    Happy Blogging Anniversary! ♥

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    1. That it can...thank you for visiting...

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  12. I really like the idea that love can grow in a field of wildflowers. I definitely can see that!

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Well, I like to think of myself as a wildflower and daisies are one of my favorite flowers..simplicity is its beauty...

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  13. AND....congratulations on your blogaversary, Truedessa. That is quite a wonderful accomplishment.

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    1. Three years seemed to have gone fast...I wasn't even sure how long I would stay.

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    1. love fills the heart I guess...

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  15. Beautiful words in a form that works well with this image. Congrats on 3 years of worded brilliance! The journey continues!

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    1. Thank you and I guess I will see where the journey will lead next...

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  16. Lovely words and meaning. Thanks.
    =)

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    1. your welcome and thank you for visiting..

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  17. Three years and hopefully many more! Continue bringing your words of light.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      I guess we will see where the road leads as I am not sure.

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  18. Congratulations!! So happy for you :D

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  19. A wonderful write! The first 2 lines, especially are splendid! AND congratulations on 3 years of blogging.

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    1. Hi Wendy, thank you the first two lines just came to me as soon as I viewed the image. I guess they are the bookends that hold the poem together.

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  20. How did he find time to tear himself away from the wildflowers and save the world ?

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    1. Good question - to me he was filled with the spirit sort of what the picture implies he is filled - expanded...he was sent to the wilderness to prepare for his journey ahead that would save mankind and give the gift of eternal life. There are questions we will never know the answer to that is why it is called "faith" ..Perhaps the world still needs to be saved as we slowly destroy our natural habitat. Sorry, I don't have the answers to these perplexing questions.

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  21. I like the poem very much, feel this expansion of love through the flowers to heart....nice

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  22. Beautiful and hopeful...glad to have seen this.

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    1. Glad you came by for a visit :)

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  23. Hey Truedessa!

    Wild flowers
    Embracing loving powers
    Wonderfully done
    And then some
    Happy third blogging year
    The prose and thoughts are clear.

    Gary

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    1. Thanks Gary Gary
      may you always be Merry

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    1. Thanks Tess for an interesting prompt :-)

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