Friday, January 7, 2011

Ballet of Bedmaking: 'Comme on faict son lict, on le treuve'

'As one makes one's bed, so one finds it"
  15th century French proverb
a more recent translation: 
'the way you make your bed is the way you lay in it'
It is a strange paradox 
   The world in which
        I sleep and dream
                 The bed I lay down on
                       Must accommodate
                                       My hearts desires:
 The
 Romantic
 Earthy
And...
Sensual
Beautiful
 Bookish
& Bare Bones
Room enough for coffee
Served in Bed 
All belong to my inner sanctuary,
which brings the color I need to reality.
Fin
 

Ballet of Bedmaking: 'Comme on faict son lict, on le treuve'
It is a strange paradox
the world in which
I sleep and dream
The bed I lay down on
must accommodate
my hearts desires:
the romantic,  earthy, & sensual ;
beautiful, bookish, &  bare bones,
room enough for coffee

served in bed.
All belong to my inner sanctuary,
which brings the color I need to reality.

                       Fin












photo credits:  fffound & tumblr, 1st tumblr/Izabel, 2nd,tumblr eugeniorecunco, 3rd tumblr/timwalker, 6 & 9 Lelove, 10-rodneysmith

45 comments:

  1. Deine herrliche Traumwelt, ist Inspiration für jeden Betrachter
    Liebe Grüsse Hanspi

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  2. This is very true how many function this place has - you found really good words to say it. Btw. we have the same proverb. Greetings!

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  3. Beautiful and sensual poem with a wonderful selection of evocative images.

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  4. I want to thank you for everything!
    Wonderful and creative ....
    Best regards!
    I wish you a great weekend!

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  5. Joanny your GREAT !!!!

    everytime i'am glad to see such lovely pictures..... my compliments.

    warm greetings from Holland, Joop

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  6. Hello Joanny

    This is really GREAT PHOTO WORK,
    my comliments for all these pictures.

    warm greetings, Joop

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  7. Beautiful poem, read it twice becaus of it's beauty. Love the pics also.

    Yvonne.

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  8. Lovely words with beautiful accompanying images!

    Thank you for sharing. Take wonderful and gentle care. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  9. i enjoyed coming here as i know i would be exposed to many lovely and interesting pictures as well as your writings joanny! keep it up and have a good year ahead of you!

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  10. Joanny love #2 and 3 photo...and the writing perfect, the coffee, the books, the sanctuary of our mind and body...lovely...bkm

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  11. Amazing pictures Joanny, and my favorites became nr 2 and five. She looks like an angel, either she is climbing in to the bed or heaven:)
    The bed fills the world, at least parts of it:)

    Wishing you a nice weekend Joanny.

    Warm hugs,

    Berit.

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  12. So playful and sensual. And the photography is so wildly creative. Love this. (I keep repeating myself here.)

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  13. Thank you every one for such sweet comments, I do appreciate them all. Wishing you all a wonderful week end.

    Berit,

    you are correct in your assessment, pictures say a thousand words. The pictures with climbing into the stacked mattress, and the laying down on - is a metaphor for the " you made your bed now lie in it" and for when we sleep and dream where do we go? is it a bad dream or a good dream is it heaven or hell, is life stacked against us or are we protected-- What we dream is all of our choosing; for they alone are our inner most thoughts: hopes , dreams & desires, so dare to dream lofty dreams of peace, hope and compassion, & light-heart playfulness as to not take ourselves too seriously.

    joanny

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  14. Joanny...
    What a visually stunning post!
    Classy and sensual.
    Thank you so very much for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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  15. fabuloso bravo! wonderful words to go with such great images!

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  16. There's no way I can accommodate all that. I just lay on whatever bed comes handy.

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  17. i just need it warm and comfy

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  18. ..the color I need to reality...beautiful...just realize i should probably spend more time in bed..

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  19. Truly lovely. I love your words and the way you matched the beautiful pictures. Your poem stands alone though. Your spirit shines through your words.

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  20. The photographs really accentuate the words you write in a most sensual and evocative way.

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  21. Mine, by the way, is at:

    http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/01/flash-55-friday-way-we-were-1-aloha.html#links

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  22. Excellent words and pics. Sensual. And what a functional room!

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  23. I love the photos especially the first and last.
    Coffee in bed with love and books? stupendous!
    Thanks for posting and visiting.

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  24. What a thoughtful entry of yours. I will keep it in mind for a while surely.

    Please have a good weekend.

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  25. books coffee and sensuality...sounds like the perfect bed to me...smiles.

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  26. Classy and sensual dance around and in...

    Have a great weekend

    moonie smiles

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  27. You describe the private space so beautifully, Joanny. Elegant and gorgeously written as always.

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  28. Very artistic and sensual - both pics and words!

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  29. Hi Joanny, thanks for the wonderful bed inspiration.. Bed is my favourite place in the world, wrapped up in white.. Carla

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  30. Love the bed swinging amid the trees! What dreams one would have!

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  31. My dearest Joany,
    Compliments on very touching and beautiful post! The bed and room is also a sanctuary for me, with big fuffy pillows (almost vittorian style) a place to put all of my dreams to rest and come true...Write me, let me know how....

    Love,
    Kirsten

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  32. OH you artist of literatue images soul... how can I comment here...if all I feel I can say > oh my oh my oh my... brilliant Joanny!!

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  33. Wonderful. Never seen an exquisite piece on the bed. Of course ther ehave been many pieces on the action that happens on the bed but the bed itself, first time.

    The bed can be so many things at different times. It is definitely a multi-speciality furniture. All said an done, I just cannot have food of any kind on my bed -- not even when I'm sick!

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  34. wonderful and very creative - well done, again

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  35. Gorgeous and fab...
    Thanks:)

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  36. Oh Joanny,
    This was so beautiful and brought home memories
    as I have heard that saying before.
    My Mama use to say,
    "you made your bed now sleep in it". That was when I said I was sorry I married him.
    Later she saw I left and opened the door.
    The comment you wrote about the Lowes Theater
    is almost the way I remember it. There was a balcony with beautiful lace iron work and spiral
    grand stairs, with statues and the ceiling was blue with chandiliers and stars. The walls were marble with much carving. I get sick thinking how they demolished these grand palaces. Strange
    we both were with our Mothers watching an era be destroyed.
    yvonne

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  37. Ahhhh, how awesome-cool. Hope that coffee doesn't spill on the bed, or the lights short out and shock that couple! :)

    Coffee served in bed does sound delightful!

    Thanks for sharing all this whimsy.

    And THANKS for putting your website link back in your comment over in Fusnterland, makes it so quick and easy to zip over here.

    xoxo

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  38. you are such a gifted artist joanny... your choice of words and pics always so great and sensual and sweet. just lovely.
    thnks for a great work shared!

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  39. I came back today just because and had to add
    this piece is representative of the many forms of the dance of love. No dance the same

    again a lovely pas de deux

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  40. How beautiful and rich! Very rarely do we realize the significance of this special place... yours is a beautiful ode to this sanctuary...
    Kudos on a lovely 55, Joanny!!!

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  41. i loved this! you took something so simple and ordinary as bed and made it into a living organism, a breathing place, a holy being. well done.

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  42. i would type more my friend...but there is a bed to be made (blush)

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  43. powerful images.
    you never fail to please and entertain.

    Thanks for the kind comments in my blog, you rock.

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  44. The bed is a whole world in fact.

    Nicely done.

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