An Ekphrastic poem

and the image that inspired it.

Shelter
Take shelter in the arms
of our Lady of the Woods
she will lift all sorrow to the heavens
where the healing of the universe
will ease away the pain
mother earth will care for the spirit
while the body will rest well
lying dormant through the winter
and when springtime comes
it comes with hope
change fresh growth
a new awareness of birth
life pain death and rebirth
and a fragmented heart will heal

take shelter in the arms
of our lady of the woods

Kay Neilsen East of the sun west of the moon

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My favourite place on Dartmoor

Or perhaps one of my two favourites.

Last week I was really happy to go on to the moors with my two American friends. I really wish I’d taken my camera, but my phone as always was better than nothing.

late afternoon – after cream tea and the mist was settling.

I wonder if anyone knows where I was?

I’ll post some more in a day or two.

A busy time

I’m missing lots of wonderful blogs posts! Apologies to those of you who I haven’t visited for a while, the last month has been full on crazy, but in a good way.

Here’s a photo from a trip to Dartmoor yesterday.

The light was lovely, then, as often happens up there, the mist arrived an hour later.

Happy Thursday!

Lens Artist’s Challenge: Doors and Doorways

There are lots of intriguing doorways in Marseille. I found this one in the oldest part of the city, Le Panier, an area filled with unique artisan shops and street art, that was first peopled in 600BC by the Greeks.

This was the entrance to a courtyard studio and artists gallery.

Join Tina in this weeks Lens-artist challenge, her doorways are magic!