Friday, July 2, 2010

Unity & The Book Of Tools

(Macros below)

Feeling just a little slow
My comprehension seems to drag
My eyes
They drifted up
To a small flower calendar
Above my monitor

A pleasant patch of Zinnia's
With necks of green
In all the splendor
Their heads displayed
Every shape or matching hue
An they were turned
As if conversing
In a field or garden..
Not even Summer-

I imagined myself
With the sky of blue
Among this cheery crowd
My hair aflame
In yellow and orange
All of them my friends
We'd get along
God would be King-this we'd sing
Life so simple
No concept too hard

Tis but the unity of God's Holy Spirit-
Jn. 12:32 "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me"

No, these aren't Zinnia' have to imagine those (lol)

The song playing (is actually rain forest sounds now)- but you can still play it by clicking on the second track over on the right column (scroll down) - to imagine my mood..(The Book Of Tools) Anyway, is nearly a classic reggae to me (the Heptones)..I heard it .. like something it was- out of the past. (don't worry, I realize our musical taste and influence may vary, so you can just stick to the background info and poetry if you like.
So I looked it up and found the song was inspired from an 18th century poem you'll find below some of these quotes-Inspirational Heritage and Legacy
"One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh:
but the earth abideth forever.
The sun also riseth, and the sun goeth down,
and hasteth to his place where he arose."
From Ecc 1: 4&5

"I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond.
And their eyes were my eyes".
Richard Llewellyn

(A Book Of Tools )
A Stumbling block or a stepping stone-

"Isn't it strange that Princes and Kings
And clowns who caper in stardust rings,
And common people like you and me
Are builders for eternity?
Each is given a set of tools,
A shapeless mass, and a book of rules,
And each must make, ere life has flown,
A stumbling block or a stepping stone..."
(Author Unknown.. (Maybe (R. Lee Sharpe)

Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards.

"Your Name...
You got it from your father, it was all he had to give,
So it's yours to keep and cherish for as long as you shall live,
It was clean the day he got it, and a worthy name to bear,
When he got it from his father, there was no dishonor there,
So protect and guard it safely, for when all is said and done,
You'll be proud the name is spotless when you give it to your son".

May all your family trees branch toward the stars!

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today".


eileeninmd said...

Another lovely poem and post. The photos are wonderful. Have a safe and happy 4th of JULY!

rainfield61 said...

And common people like you and me
Are builders for eternity?

And each ephemeron is an element of eternity.

Ginny said...

Where do I even start? For just plain lyrical beauty, this is my favorite post of yours. So much to fill the mind, so many images, I feel literally drunk with words,images, and ideas!! First, the beautiful header! And the imagery of being one of the flowers, all in accord and turned toward God! Were the flower photos one flower taken at different times or different flowers all at once? A stumbling block or a stepping stone I'm printing out to record on our church prayer and info line. I adore it!!! At times you draw together many things that seem so different, but bring them together on common ground. I hope you have a wonderful Fourth weekend!!

Regina said...

Gorgeous bloom! and amazing poem.
Great post my friend.
Happy 4th of July weekend.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh thanks Eileen..have a great weekend as well- and enjoy your 4th! Are you planning a trip?
Rainfields..yes, and I hoped you listend to the Reggae(smile)
Hey Ginny, they were taken at different times- really glad you enjoyed this- that's great (the little background gave it more meaning to me as well)- hope you have a wonderful time!
Hi Regina! Hope you have a great 4th- loved your images-

Sandra said...

I love the book of Ecc. (note I can't spell it) and the poems are really good. and the flowers are really beautiful as are all of your photos. I like the new Look and the sunrise ( i think it is sun coming up).

Amin said...

Good morning!
The new header is very interesting................

Amin said...

You are there now ,Dear friend?

Amin said...

The photos are interesting.

Amin said...

Wonderful we are blogging in the same time...Now evening here..........

Amin said...

Your blog is very informative..............

The Write Girl said...

What inspirational quotes wrote this post so beautifully and the photos are a fitting touch. I hope you have a Happy 4th Regina!!

Leenie said...

Your words read so easy on the eye and the mind. Simple is so important and people work so hard to complicate their lives. Thanks for the reminder and the beautiful visuals.

doro said...

Regina - wonderful poem!
I admire first photo - perfect kolor!!!
Have a nice week - hugs!

Amin said...

Good morning!

Netster said...

Lovely poem Regina! I have to read it so many times to understand... hahahaha I am just bad at poem since school time. You know my teacher always mad at me when I don't understand the metaphor use and my imagination has it limitation.

I wish I was like any other kid who are just to clever to read and understand :)

I don't put anything on top my monitor :) hehehehehe but I'm sure the Zinnia does look very beautiful.

I love the flower photos!!!! they look so beautiful.

Happy 4th July Regina ((hugs))

Dave said...

yes i can hear the rain forest and i can feel your mood.

lovely macros.

Amin said...

Lovely blog!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Sandra, me too..glad you enjoyed this! Thank you Katina- for your thoughts! Greetings Amin! Thank you for your visit_- Leenie-how nice, I'll remember that- encouraging! Hi there Doro- very happy you stopped by for this read- hugs to you!! Hello Nester (lol), no worries at all, I appreciate the effort and taking the time -hope you have a great week!! Hi there Dave- thank you- glad you stopped by!

Sandra said...

ok, where are you???? are you out there laying around in the flowers like this photo? missing you

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks Sandra! You have great timing!!

Sandra said...

I am busy waiitng to see what you post next. I had so much fun with that little horse you saw. and more fun with the donkey that will be there tomorrow.

Eaton Bennett said...

gina, beautiful poetry and those are of my favorite flowers, for their delightful simplicity.

I have an award for your blog on Passionate Fiction. I know you are taking a break at the moment and may not want to bother with the award. But I wanted to give it to you...especially for your poetry. Blessings, Eaton

Jingle said...

smart and nice stuff.

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!