Explorations Into Liminality
“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

West Wind Words for Wednesday
















Make me thy lyre, even as the forest is:

What if my leaves are falling like its own!

The tumult of thy mighty harmonies


Will take from both a deep, autumnal tone,

Sweet though in sadness. Be thou, Spirit fierce,

My spirit! Be thou me, impetuous one!



Drive my dead thoughts over the universe

Like wither'd leaves to quicken a new birth!

And, by the incantation of this verse,





Scatter, as from an unextinguish'd hearth

Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!

Be through my lips to unawaken'd earth


The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?


~Ode to the West Wind

Shelley

17 comments:

luthien said...

so very very pretty!!!

Athena's Armoury said...

Haunting poem and beautiful pieces to compliment it!

Coastal Sisters said...

I love this poem. The colors of your designs in this posting are so beautiful together.

LuLu~*xoxo

stregata said...

Lovely!!

Heather said...

Wonderful...Beautiful

Rose Works Jewelry said...

That's a beautiful poem - thank you for sharing it with us! And I love the pieces you picked to showcase with it :)

Mana Moon Studios said...

Beautiful!♥

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful poem and images to accompany it- - very lovely post!

Becky Wilson said...

A lovely twisty poem but I just adore the image at the top of autumn with butterflies :)

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

beautiful, and the wrist band is charming!

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Hello there forest fae. I studied this poem years ago & I remember thre were varied opinions behind the meanings of the work. All were pining to change-political & personal .
I love the way you overap poetry with your creations.

Rainey

Waterrose said...

Beautiful pieces!...and of course splendid poem.

Mana Moon Studios said...

Beautiful verses and gorgeous work!♥

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Goodness all you create is so magical. Those are just beautiful and with such a gorgeous poem. Blessings dear.

Chrisy said...

Oh such beautiful verse...and thank you too for your healing waves....they are precious to me...

Laume said...

I never knew where that last line originated - oh, what song! Thank you.

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Where are you I wonder? Are you flitting about with all the Holiday preparations?-up to your eyebrows in cake mixtures & hot toddy? Well when you have a minute to spare I have a little something for you to collect over at my blog.
Rainey