Wednesday, December 29, 2010

FLY AWAY

Fly away free and unfettered
On the last rays of December days less bright
 Past the grasslands, mountains and oceans

Toward the pure blue heavens and the forgiving stars,
Where our mind is eased of sorrow and pain. 
Sailing on the transport of delight
through to the deep places of creation,
Into that creative zone where time stops,
And boundaries cease to exist,
Seek there a righteous place,
To laugh and love,
sing and play.
  Even before you have come back,
I have become intoxicated,
With much joy in anticipation,
when you set
your pen to paper and write
 
about truth and beauty that sets us free
Come then let us celebrate and fill our cups
with the gratitude of acceptance
and the colors of peace 
for the new year.
From the corners of my mind.  
 joanny


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photo via tumblr images: red leaf; red dress-Anatoly Beloschin: Beatrice Woods gold luster ware cup

62 comments:

  1. OMG..!!! that was sooo beautiful Joanny! you took me on a gorgeous journey with your vivid photos and touching words..thank you for the awesome new year treat. :)

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  2. Eine schöne Bilder-Reise.
    Happy new year
    Hanspi

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  3. So wonderful Joanny, and the pics to match made the poem all the more beautiful.

    All the best for 2011.
    Yvonne.

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  4. Happy New Year, Joanny! Always a treat to visit your site. "Into that creative zone where time stops, / And boundaries cease to exist," I'll toast to that too! Excellent post interweaving words and images.

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  5. A lovely message for all of us, dear Joanny:

    "Come then let us celebrate and fill our cups
    with the gratitude of acceptance
    and the colors of peace
    for the new year."

    I wish that your cup overflows with joy, peace, prosperity, infinite love and gratitude as another year opens her arms for you.

    Much love and joy,
    Susan

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  6. beautiful words with beautiful photos - my fav line was..when you set
    your pen to paper and write
    about truth and beauty that sets us free...

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  7. lovely joanny...your words your pics....the anticipation of the return of the one flying is spot on...very nice...

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  8. What a fantastic New Year's toast. I raise my glass in your honor and sound the crystal note of rim upon rim in a promise to live as you wrote.

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  9. Everytime it's a pleasure to visit your blog Joanny.... wish you all the best for 2011.

    warm greetings, Joop

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  10. Joanny...your images and poetry are sublime- have a great Happy New Year! and thanks for all the nice comments you have left for me!

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  11. Joanny,
    again very sweet, emotional and lovely poetry...which is coming from your inner soul...nice ..i liked it ...Happy new year and best wishes.
    Hemant

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  12. I'll drink to that, Joanny! Nice One Shot!

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  13. What a beautiful post Joanny! Love the message. I hope you have an absolutely fantastic New Year!

    ~ Tracy

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  14. Happy New Year! I love the way the poem and pictures compliment and enhance each other. Beautiful!

    Teresa

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  15. Laugh, love, truth, beauty, sing, play, joy...all important words. My favorites, 'laugh, love, and...JOY'!

    Joanny, the "corners of your mind" are overflowing with poetic treasure. Thank you!

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  16. Beauty is only expressed through you my sweet Joanny...Happy New Year sweetheart xo

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  17. A beautiful poem and travel, to make the transition from year dream. Thank you very much for sharing the wonderful corners of your mind with us Joanny. Happy 2011. Leovi

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  18. Beautiful, very beautiful!! Poetry in motion!
    Wish you a Happy New Year !!

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  19. This is lilting, Joanny, filled with the freedom to go and the anticipation of a return. Very nice.

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  20. Thank you for those beautiful and motivating words at the end of the year, when I usually feel a bit sad
    Happy New Year!

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  21. Joanny,
    I don't know what to say, but this poem of yours is so beautiful and filled with so much kindness, it almost makes me speachless.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.
    Thanks for all nice comments you have written in my blog during 2010. I appreciate it very much.
    Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative year in 2011.
    Warm hug from Berit.

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  22. Dearest joanny,

    I returned to blogging with new reflections. I am writing to you now with refresh feelings and a new point of view.
    Please stop by and visit me. I would love hearing from you..."From the corners of our minds lets meet".(joanny)

    Until then on behalf of Love Accents Couture Atelier, may all the blessings of this blissful season shine upon you. Wishing you all the love, laughter and happiness in the world and "Grandeur Golden Dreams"

    With joy,
    Kirsten and Prince Tchaikovsky

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  23. I am always uplifted visiting you! I look forward to more.
    Blissings!

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  24. I'm signing up to go with you..just lovely and bright in every way...Best for the New Year!!

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  25. Joanny, Such moving words and images!! Thank you for your friendship!

    Happy New Years!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  26. Only an artist could see the universe the way you do, my lovely friend, Joanny. I am always so inspired by your words to be a better person, to love boundlessly and to keep my heart open to all new things. May the blessings of our world descend upon you throughout all time...with much admiration and love, M

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  27. The photography and the poetry are so special, joanny. Both move me almost to tears. What a treasure you are, dear one. May the next 365 days that we share be filled with beauty and joy.

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  28. Unbelievably beautiful! Thank you.
    Happy New Year!

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  29. Hello! I was here, asking for friendship. ;) Would you like to follow each others blogs? Belated Happy New Year. :D

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  30. Happiest of New Years,Joanny! May your creativity shine on!

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  31. JoannY!!
    Thank you so much and you know why I am thanking you. Your visits mean so much to me, treasured moments of soulfully written beauty.

    I in no way compare to the words written and read, your peacefulness is much needed to sooth the soul.

    I also want to join your writting class...Lessons Please!!!

    xoxo
    Happy New Year
    Dore

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  32. Thanks for 2010! Hope you will have a rich and photogenic new year - 2011!

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  33. Dear Joanny,

    You were my only comment this morning as I got my morning tea set and opened my email! What a lovely one it was and I thank you for the gorgeous set of words you have begun my 2011 with. Loved connecting with you my first year of blogging :) Can't wait to journey with you this year XO, Kelly

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  34. Happy New Year to you and to everyone you love!
    Thank you for 2010!
    I wish you a happy, healthy year!
    Best regards from Romania!

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  35. Beautiful photographs and wonderfully inspiring lyrical words. An uplifting post and such a good way to leave one year and enter the next. Joanny thankyou so much for your positive words, both in your own blog and when you visit mine. I can't begin to tell you how much your visits mean and your encouragement. I wish you a peaceful, happy and healthy New Year, creative (of course!) and with more wonderful words and photos. love Jilly xxx

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  36. Lovely poem, great blog!
    Happy New Year!
    kiss
    Lula

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  37. My dear Joanny,
    You areeally a gifted writer so good with words as that choice of images... embellishing the readers as we go...
    Hugs
    xox
    And Happy 2011

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  38. Wonderful post and series of photos to match it perfectly.

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  39. Beautiful words and exquisite images. What an enchanting blog you have. I'm so happy to have discovered it. Hugs from your new fan in Paris :)

    xx,

    Paris in Pink

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  40. From the corners of you mind: just lovely. Thanks! and Happy 2011...

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  41. Beautiful Joanny, you work is always so unique ...it will be Great Year...this 2011...blessings..bkm

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  42. Lovely! Have a prosperous New Year! Kellie xx

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  43. Wonderful, unabashed lyricism! Reminds me of Rumi! Have a Happy New Year!

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  44. I always enjoy what you share Joanny. You have such a sweet spirit and are a talented soul. Here's to 2011. Thanks so much for all you share and your friendship most of all. Happy New Year! Mona

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  45. Happy New Year, sweetie!! This is such a beautiful post and the perfect way to wrap up the old year and look forward to the new.

    Thank you for being such a wonderful friend, I look forward to more of our blog-love this year :)

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  46. So very lovely...the words speak volumes at such a 'high decibel'!!! Incredible work. And the photos? Amazing...the first one of the gull and the one with the heart shaped leaf is breathtaking.

    Thanks for visiting me today. And happy new year Joanny.

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  47. i love the corners of your mind, the creativity that flows from you dear joanny. i want to soar to this unfettered place. thank you for painting a space so free. and thank you for prayers, friend.

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  48. Joanny, this is so beautiful and heartfelt. May all you hope for in this New Year be yours. I relish both the words and photos.

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  49. First, let me say thank you for your kindness. And I hope this coming year will be for you the best year yet. Blessings. xox

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  50. Your lovely words and pictures work so well together. I especially like the thought of "blue heavens and the forgiving stars"
    that ease sorrow and pain.
    I hope your new year is off to a joyous and fresh start : )

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  51. Hi Joanny! Wow! You have a wonderful way with words; such a great visual picture! And...speaking of pictures, what an interesting array of photos to go with your poem. Have a wonderful, lyrical New Year!

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  52. I love this. I needed this reminder. Thank you for writing it, and for stopping by my blog, thus leading me back here to read it...

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  53. I don't know what to add, except my very simply expressed wishes for a nice 2011!

    ... and thanks for all your wonderful posts last year and for your always kind and welcome comments on my blog!

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  54. HI Joanny, wishing you a spectacular 2011.. Thankyou for all your creativity, wonderful images and sage words in 2010. Happy New Year. Carla x

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  55. Sailing on the transport of delight
    through to the deep places of creation,
    Into that creative zone where time stops,
    And boundaries cease to exist,
    Seek there a righteous place,
    To laugh and love,
    sing and play. -I love that place! A very beautiful write! Thank you for the inspiration. Nice pics to go along with your beautiful words.

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  56. Beautiful piece Joanny. I'm heading out on wings of eagles.

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  57. Solid, theme-tight, nature-celebratory work.

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  58. yearning for freedom... wanting to be free and set others free... strong but peaceful words :)

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