Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ally



"Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow." The Talmud

She is on a journey.
One that is started earlier by some,
later by others,
and not at all by still others, too afraid.
She is becoming who she was meant to be.

She studies beauty.
She sees it all around her and
reaches out to share it.
She appreciates the people in her life
and extends gentle kindness to those who
are wise enough to accept.

She documents her journey with self-portraits.
Sometimes, in these pictures, there are two shadows.
One is her,
the other is her angel.

And she grows.

heidi
written 3/4/13 for Ally
Submitted to dVerse OLN 7/3/13
Submitted to Prompt 11  for mindlovemisery who encourages us to write about an inspirational figure. Ally is one of my blogging favorites.

Today's poem was inspired by Ally at  Shybiker. I was burning myself out trying to figure out how to do all of the reading, writing, and replying in blogland. Ally writes a lovely life and fashion blog and demonstrates true beauty. Then one day I thought about the quote from the Talmud and the rest fell into place. I have been wanting to post this one for a while, but the time never seemed right.What a better time to post it than after two months of broken computer slump, while I am still writing replying to your comments and trying to get my blogging legs back. Am I ever out of blogging shape! (I wonder how many times I can write "blogging" in front of things before it gets annoying?...I've already past that point, sorry!) Okay, so I am getting all blabbertypie right now, so that is my cue to start wrapping up.

Thank you Ally for being so sweet and inspiring me out of a slump, thanks dVerse for giving me a forum to share Ally's poem, and thanks y'all for visiting!

...later...
So I have been reading the posts randomly over at dVerse and almost all the ones I have read so far have had elements of relationship heartache. Funny how that happens sometimes. (or else I missed the "post about heartbreak" memo.)

34 comments:

  1. smiles. take your time getting your legs back...becoming who you were meant to be is a rather cool thing...having an angel along for the trip, all the better.

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    1. Hi Brian!
      I really like her blog. Her self-portraits sometimes have a cool double shadow.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  2. nice..i like the documenting the journey with self-portraits ..and a good journey it is, becoming oneself... and i like that the angel is watching...smiles

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    1. Hi Claudia! Thank you, it is a good blog to follow.

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  3. I'm honored, Heidi, by everything you've done. Thank you. Your writing inspires me.

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    1. Hi Ally! I am very happy that you like it. Thank you for the inspiration and for being such a wonderful person, and for the shout out on your blog!

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  4. This is all of our stories, well-told. We each grow at our own pace. Lovely poem.

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  5. What a lovely poem. And from what I read of Ally it is spot on too :)

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    1. Hi Zoe! Welcome to the lasagna, I am glad that you liked it.

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  6. This was really great and very sweet :)

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    1. Welcome to the lasagna, Sara. Thank you for the visit and I am glad that you liked it.

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  7. How nice of you to do this for Ally, i think it captures her in a beautiful way.

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    1. Hi Lorena, welcome! I am glad that you enjoyed it and thanks for the visit.

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  8. I returned to this and so glad I did...the first read I missed the wonderful quote from the Talmud. Loved it. (nothing new on my blog yet!)

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    1. Thanks again, Victoria. This is one of my favorite quotes. I

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  9. Thanks for the visit and follow. Great blog name. :) BTW, Fireblossom had a challenge the other day, Loss, at imaginary garden with real toads. You want some more heartache? There you go... ~ M

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    1. Hi grapeling! (speaking of great blog names) Welcome to the lasagna and thanks for the visit. I haven't visited the toads in a while, so I think I'll go check it out. And I'll have my hanky handy.

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  10. This reminds me of someone who I met in person for the first time a couple days ago - lovely.

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  11. I know how it is to get behind, I am behind myself! This is a fantastic poem Heidi =)

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    1. Thank you! I had a fantastic topic. I feel like I am never going to get back up to speed, but, unlike my living room, it will be fun trying to clean/catch up my blog. :-)

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    2. I am so glad to see you submitted this poem at prompt! I have read many times now, it is such a stunning poem Heidi =)

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    3. Thank you again! *blushin*

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  12. this poem is poem is so pretty so as Ally. Thank you for writing it

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    1. Thank you! Welcome to the lasagna and I am glad you stopped by for a visit.

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  13. How lovely to find a muse to bring you out of your slump...such a wonderful write!

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    1. Thank you Susie! She's very inspirational.

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    1. Thank you and welcome to the lasagna!

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  15. excellent...I wish you a great journey...may you grow until you have found your wings and then may you soar with the eagles

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    1. Thank you, I am glad that you liked it.

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  16. A wonderful beginning to a journey that, at the least, should take a lifetime!

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    1. Hi! Welcome to the lasagna and thanks for the visit.

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Hi! Thank you for the visit! Grab a plate and a sweet tea and let's dig in. It may take a while, but I always try to reply and return visits.