Monday, January 27, 2014

Window on the World


Happy Monday to everyone!   Hope all is well wherever you find yourself to be.  Hee is my Trifextra challenge for this week.  Hope that you enjoy it and that I have credited the photo appropriately.




Window on the World

There is a world of wonder 
beyond that thin pane of glass.  

A world best appreciated 
through the wisdom of those 
who have imprinted upon our imaginations
the fiery passions of their souls.










Thomas Leuthard / Foter.com / CC BY

61 comments:

  1. Very nice piece! Very good poem.

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  2. Well done...I really like this.

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    1. I am happy that my writing pleased you. Thanks for your kind comment. :)

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  3. Beautiful! I like the idea of absorbing the lessons and discoveries of others and then venturing out to witness the world's wonders firsthand. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Ivy. It is the whole wisdom-of-our-elders thing, you know? :) thanks for leaving such a wonderful comment.

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  4. Passion in Learning! YES!

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    1. The young lady appeared to me to be studying so, I was trying to connect that to the carefree lady on the other side of the glass. Go exploring, armed with knowldge, I suppose, is what I was really after.

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  5. I enjoyed this. Loved the idea of wise people's passions being imprinted upon our imagination.

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    1. We gain inspiration from those who came before us and those who remain around us. Thanks for your lovely comment. :)

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  6. Lovely imagery and great imagination at work here! Well done! ♥

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    1. Thank you ever so much for your great comments. I appreciate them very much. :)

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  7. It is a "small world after all" if only we reach beyond that "thin pane of glass" and become a participant instead of a spectator. I love how you've connected all the aspects in this piece. Well realized, Tom! Love it!

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  8. Thanks, Jo-Anne! You always know just what to say to make me smile. :) Glad you liked this poem.

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  9. I do believe you are speaking to me through those fat books, Tom!
    It's a lovely, thoughtful poem, full of you.

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  10. Well, it is full of something, all right! If that something is me then, we'll go with that, shall we. :) Thanks, Kymm.

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  11. that is nice, a world where those with fiery passions share with the world. nicely done, Tom.

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    1. Thanks, Sun. I'd like to think that there are little contrails of inspiration floating about in all of our skies. Depending upon which trail we choose to follow, our lives are primed for the most interesting of journies, as we leave our own contrails behind us, too, for others to follow if they so choose.

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  12. that thin pane of glass is wonderfully lucid.

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    1. Thank you. It was the first phrase I thought of when I looked at this photo. Thanks for such a nice comment. :)

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  13. I want to walk right into your writing and live there. This is brill. Thanks for linking up!

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  14. This is genius, Tom. It so eloquently inspires me to want to do the same.

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    1. Thank you ever so much for such an awesome comment! :)

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  15. Glad that your boat was suitably floated. :) Thanks for the comment.

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  16. Honestly, the first thought I had reading your beautiful poem, Tom, was of the way you wrote about shepherding your flock. I see you as one of those imprinting upon imaginations the fiery passion of your soul.

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    1. Well now, wasn't that just one of my favourite comments of all time!!! Thank you ever so much. And, for the record, I wasn't intending to portray myself in this situation. I was trying to comment on how we become inspired by the wisdom and ideas of others and how that influrneces our own journey through life. I hope that my kiddies take something from our time together in school that helps them in the future. Even though that wasn't my intent with this poem, to do so for them would be a very worthwhile legacy for me, indeed. Thanks again, Momo, for such a lovely comment. I appreciate your words very much. :)

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    2. I knew you didn't intend to portray yourself in this situation, which was made it even more meaningful that I noticed you in it. :)

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    3. Well then.........thanks again! :)

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  17. I love the way you show both separation and connection in this piece. Well done!

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    1. The internal-external connection seemed to be screaming out at me the moment I saw the photo. I am happy that you feel I described that connection adequately. Thanks, Kelly

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  18. Great post, ingenious and a good take.

    -Tye

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  19. Poetic and powerful. A really gorgeous piece. Well done!

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    1. Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I appreciate your words a lot. :)

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  20. Beautiful imagery Tom!Loved it:-)

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    1. Thank you, Atreyee! I always appreciate your comments. :)

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    2. You are welcome. Thanks for the lovely comment, btw. :)

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  22. Dang, this is fantastic, Tom. Not a word out of place. This practically gave me goosebumps: "...those / who have imprinted upon our imaginations / the fiery passions of their souls." That's exactly how I feel when I read a really great bit of writing, and what I want to accomplish with my own.

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    1. Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I am glad that this poem spoke to you. It is what we all hope to do with our writing, isn't it? One of the things that I like about Trifecta is how there are so many very talented writers here but that their strengths range all over the place. It always seems like someone is writing something awesome and being creative. They inspire me and, as such, they colour my journey as a writer. Thanks for being someone of influence in my life. :)

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  23. This is so good, Tom! And that second stanza is just gorgeous.

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  24. Nothing like a gorgeous stanza to brighten one's day. Thanks for the terrific comment, Suzanne. :)

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  25. This fits the picture so well!

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  27. Love this...and so true x

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    1. Thank you. Glad my words worked so well for you. :)

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  28. What a lovely piece. I really enjoyed the last two lines.

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    1. Thank you. I have to tell you that I really enjoyed your comment, too. :)

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  29. I love this. The young girl is inside, studying the passions of others, absorbing their experiences and wisdom, like so many of us have done. Please tell me she is getting ready to get out there and live her own passions and gain her own wisdom from her own experiences!

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    1. You have hit the nail absolutely on the head. She is gaining wisdom in order to make her own journey that much better and brighter. Thanks for the comment. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance. :)

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