Sage Exult


Are you old enough…
… to pull living thoughts out of the chasm of a dying mind?

 Are you old enough…
… to quench the thirst of a forlorn soul?

 Are you old enough…
… to rekindle the flame of a frozen heart?

Are you old enough…
… to drift from solid soil and change your old roots into new art?

 Are you old enough…
… to free repressed tongues and teach them words of fly?

 Am I too young…
… to climb weathered steps, to value your sage, to celebrate your old 
with my new? 



for Poets United’s Poetry Pantry 214, August 17, 2014


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The last few days, I’ve spent a lot of time around old things and wise people; enjoying the beauty that comes with sage… this week’s prompt for Thematic Photographic made me smile, for I’m enchanted by Weathered and Worn out everything ;-)

62 comments:

  1. Wise words and photos that fit the theme!

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  2. Thanks a bunch. I was very happy when Carmi came up with this one. We are visiting my Piano Man's family, and their home is surrounded of wonderful things that have been around for a while ;-)

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  3. Yes!! Yes and all yes! I too am enchanted by the theme, it's meaning and your wise and magical thoughts on each awesome photo! Absolutely cool post!

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  4. Isn't it the best? I just went and read your post and now I'm showing the wagon to my Piano Man. I want a wagon in my garden, and an old wheel barrel, and a boat full of flowers would be pure MAGIC!

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  5. I got the Google warning for content and almost didn't click the button. I'm glad I did.

    Lovely addition to this theme.

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    1. I'm glad you visited, too. Now that you say that, I wonder how many other people get deterred from content because they want to stay away from adult themes.

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  6. Google is an old and weathered scold, Rita.

    These are great pics!

    ;-)

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    1. Ha! And it seems to be developing bad habits, too ;-)

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  7. Ahh, the old hand water pump. We had one at our cabin in New Hampshire when I was a kid. Mom always sent us down to it to get the water. Nice group of pictures.

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    1. This one is in Friday Harbor, WA, and it sits in front of a home that started as a summer cabin, so they might be cousins ;-)

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  8. Such a great selection of photos - I enjoyed seeing these so much. Lovely words to go with them, too.
    :)

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    1. I enjoyed taking the shots and writing the words, so it makes me happy to read your thoughts on it ;-)

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  9. Now I'm left to wonder where the weathered steps would take me.Great choice with them all.

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    1. I've been wondering the same. I know so many people who are wise and lovely. I always wonder, will I ever be as grand when I reach their years?

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  10. Your photos are wonderfully evocative of time worn pieces but the words are the whipped cream and cherry on top. Lovely visual trip to another time and place.
    Thank you for including me in the "old things" on Pagan Culture. I embrace my age as a badge of "damn I really did this huh?" and also the grace to accept the compliment in your mention of me. You, my dear, are as precious as can be. xoxo Oma Linda

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    1. You know that when it comes to ageless and wise, mind mind fills with you. New is pretty and shiny, old is real and strong, for it has proved itself. I know you embrace who and what you are, and is one of the many reasons why I admire you so ;-)

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  11. I love your photos and the very beautiful words with them. These pictures are from your Piano Man's family home? Gorgeous! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. They are indeed. Friday Harbor is an amazing place ;-) I walked around the yard and took them. I love their place, Stacy. I will post some pics and write about the trip, tonight. We had a great time. And when I was looking across the waters towards Canada, I thought of you!

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  12. i LOVElove OLD things too....

    this journey...through your heart...of wonderfully weathered and worn things...along with your words...was a truly magical ride! =)

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    1. You've pit a smile on my face. Your tone makes me think that you enjoyed the journey as much as I enjoyed recording it. Yum!

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    1. I'm claiming "wabi sabi" as two my new favorite words ;-)

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  14. Your photos and words take my breath away!! Love it all
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Breathe, breathe, breathe! I'm so happy you like the visual and the textual. I know how much you love words and pics, so your comment warms my witchy heart ;-)

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  15. Wonderful. Great images, perfect words.
    Ahh, age. Magical.

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    1. Age is magical indeed. I'm usually confused to see people who get so scared when they think of aging. I mean, I know that bones start to hurt and we can't run as fast as when we were younger, but by the time our hair shines silver, we should know more of the other important things: the ones that remind us that although our youth was grand and energetic, our old age will be sweet and full of possibilities.

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  16. I am old enough to get a discount on my car insurance.

    That was pretty significant for me.

    But no to the rest.

    ;p

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    1. I remember that time long, long, long ago when I was first able to get a car insurance discount because of my age. Oh, happy days lol

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  17. Lovely, lovely. Pull, drift, & climb, yes. The others require an other with a welcoming soul. Wisdom existing is not interchangeable with wisdom accepted.

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    1. Indeed. It's all that bit about taking the horse to water and what happens next...

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  18. There are advantages to each age and stage, I think. The old and the young and the 'in between' as well.

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    1. Indeed. Each age holds its own challenges, gifts and mysteries. We get the most of life when we don't forget this wisdom, methinks.

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  19. A wonderful visual and well written "path."
    ZQ

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  20. Some things require that wisdom.. if you know how to use it, and if someone listens.. love how you used the pictures. wonderful combo..

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    1. Some images are poetry all by themselves. I really love every single one of these things, they seem to have so many stories to tell.

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  21. weathered steps might take us to wisdom i guess and new energy will add beauty to it...lovely images :)

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    1. "wisdom" and "energy" make such a wonderful and promising combination, don't they?

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  22. Interesting perspective, age and steps, worn and new. Nicely done.

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  23. I am not exactly sure why this progression made the tears well up and flow--am I old enough? I was thinking a little of myself a little of Robin Williams, sometimes as the relic, most often as the one interrogating myself. We act, we do. I want to celebrate, I do. This feels like an invitation into the circle.

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    1. I wrote this one for a lovely lady who is very important to me. She was going through some really rough times--the years were beginning to make her feel old, unwanted and in a ways useless. I was heart broken because I didn't know how to help. I didn't know how to show her that her years, the lines kissing her cheeks, the mistakes she had survived were the things that made me admire her so much. I didn't know how to tell her that I felt so young to know a way to show her what was in my heart for her--that I needed what she had and who she was in order for one day do for another what she did for me. I cried a lot while writing this. Maybe the energy touched you. Maybe it calls you to join the circle of sisters who have learned and who will teach... That seems to me a great reason for cleansing tears. And yes, dear Robin is another reason for much crying, too. ♥

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  24. You, my dear .. are wise beyond your years. I am the older woman embracing the past .. imperfect - perfect. Lovely writing.

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    1. I'm just lucky to be surronded by so many wonderful minds and heart who have shared their wisdom when it comes to "embracing the past... imperfect - perfect" necessary. ;-)

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  25. Excellent reponse to the prompt...

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  26. This is very insightful. I love the idea of drifting from solid soil...allowing old roots to become new art, although the uprooting can often be challenging and the old roots stubborn!

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    1. Roots--new and old--are just so difficult to let go... okay, it might be a tad of stubbornness, but that's so difficult to let go, too!

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  27. I like the depth of each question! ...and this style of writing is quite becoming of one who is gifted with an enduring old soul.

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    1. Some of us were born 40 years old. At least, my Grandma thought so... ;-)

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  28. I think you captured something magical here with each thought provoking question.

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  29. This is truly wonderful. I especially relate to the pulling live thoughts out of a dying mind, LOL.......it is so nice when people value the wisdom that comes with age....nicely done, Magaly........

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    1. Only fools lack the common sense to listen to and to respect a soul that has lived longer than he or she. Even someone's old mistakes can teach us something... if we choose to learn from them.

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  30. I love being inspired by reminders of the past all around us to picture in my mind people long ago using that path, wielding that tool, walking my way too.

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    1. To be inspired by natural legacy, by the footprints of those who endured... What a wondrous gift, isn't it?

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  31. Some brilliant insights , Tiresias .....

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  32. Living thoughts based on the wise/fluent foundation - and we're ready to enter multidimensional world! ~ Oh, what a creative spirit you are, Magaly! Namaste :)xx

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    1. "...multidimensional worlds" have always been my favorites. ;-)

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  33. we would do well to honor our elders ~

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