Thursday, June 23, 2011

Far and Away ...


Thoughts of you
who are so far away
I wonder what you do
to fill your days
Let go of the past
and find your way

Have you travelled enough
to find what you seek
Is your heart now fulfilled
and your life complete?
The soft days of Spring
have now come and gone
And Summer now warms
with her brilliant sun ...
Will you return to us soon
before Autumn colours the trees
And did you find that the yellow flowers
still bloom in Tuscany?

Poem : Dianne D ... ♥
Image : Yellow Flowers in Tuscany

58 comments:

Franz said...

As always write from the heart!
beautiful photography!
A hug Dianne and happy day!

Joop Zand said...

Nice words and a lovely pictures, i like it Dianna.... very well done.

warm greetings from Holland, Joop x

Leovi said...

Nice poem, I love the horizon at sea and in the plain, because although
which progress remains always the same distance, you get an illusion and
are 100 more. Besos.

Elia said...

Always with your personal touch ...
I wish, I hope he comes back before the flowers wilt.
Thanks for letting us all a good taste,
a special hug from afar. ^^

besos
eljardindemiduende

dianne said...

Yes dear Franz , always from the heart, thank you for your lovely comment.
A hug for you too dear Franz and a happy day! Baci!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop I am pleased that you enjoyed my words and the image.
Warm greetings from me!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your thoughtful words ... I love looking at the horizon where the sky meets the sea and across a meadow of flowers until they are distant blur of colour and meet the sky, a beautiful illusion.
Besos

Gracias, querido Leovi por sus palabras reflexivo ... Me encanta mirar el horizonte donde el cielo se une con el mar ya través de un prado de flores hasta que se desenfoque distantes del color y de encontrarse con el cielo, una bella ilusión.
Besos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearest Elia , for your sweet comment and your wish, it would be nice if he returned before the flowers wilt but I am not expecting him to return at all.
Thanks for the special hug.^^

besos my friend!

xoxoxo ♡

Enrique G.A. said...

Dianne with this entry you bring us a beautiful photo of a field with wild flowers and a beautiful poem, I love that field full of yellow daisies.
Greetings .-

dianne said...

Thank you dear Enrique , it pleases me to read that you enjoyed my poem and yes, the photo of the feld of wild flowers is beautiful, something that is always close to my heart. :)
Saludos xoxoxo ♡

Magia da Inês said...

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✿ Olá, amiga!

Passei para uma visitinha.
Sua fotografia é maravilhosa e seu poema muito doce.
Tenha um lindo dia!

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/ \✿Beijinhos.
Brasil 。 ✿

dianne said...

Olá querida amiga Inês
Obrigado por visitar, eu estou feliz que tenha gostado do poema e as flores.

Beijinhos ✿

xoxoxo ♡

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Olga said...

I love the rhythm in this poem. The feeling that appears in my mind is that of nostalgia.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Olga , yes it is a poem about feelings of nostalga.

xoxoxo ♡

foam said...

lovely poem! they've been having a drought over there. i wonder if the flowers were indeed blooming in tuscanny?

dianne said...

Thank you dearest Foamy I'm pleased that you liked my poem ... apparently the yellow flowers were blooming in Tuscany when this lovely travel photograph was taken; it is a shame that they are having a drought.
xoxoxo ♡

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Do we ever find what we want? What we need? What we search for? Fair question.

Ricardo Miñana said...

I once saw a movie in Tuscany, I found a charming place, though I've never had occasion to admire the beautiful colors of the landscape by the sea.

Per if I have the opportunity to admire your beautiful lyrics, your beautiful poems.

Have a happy weekend.
a kiss.

dianne said...

They are fair questions dear J Cosmo , I think some people do find what they want, need and search for ... as for me I am unsure about what I want now, but whatever it is I know I do not have it. I have given up on many hopes and dreams.
Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Ricardo , I have not had the good fortune to visit Tuscany but from friends I here it is a beautiful place. I would like to visit the Maremma area in southern Tuscany, I have seen photographs and it is wild and beautiful.
Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment.

Have a happy weekend too!
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

/t. said...

this is
a lovely poem, d --
perhaps one of your best ever

the target of these poems is a very fortunate individual and should hurry home!

× × ×

/t.

Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Olá Dianne! Estive passeando quando avistei o teu espaço, e, para atender à minha curiosidade, adentrei, gostei e não resisti em dizer que adorei o poema, muito profundo.

Beijos e ótimo final de semana pra ti e para os teus.

Furtado.

HLiza said...

You sound like you're missing somebody dear..who is living his/her life far away..but still close to the heart. Hope things go well dear Dianne..and your loved ones will always fill your heart with wonders!

dianne said...

Thank you dear /t.
for your thoughtful comment, I am so pleased that you liked this poem. :)

Yes, the target of these poems would be most fortunate but I can only expect his friendship, but that is OK. According to our last communication he is away travelling for six months, I hope he finds what he is searching for ... perhaps he will return in the Autumn, I doubt that he ever visits here now.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Olá Rosemildo! Obrigado por visitng meu blog e por seu comentário muito pensativo, eu estou tão contente que tenha gostado do poema.

Beijos e um fim de semana feliz para você também.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Yes dear HLiza ,I am missing someone whom I care for, he is a friend who lives far away and who is travelling at present. Thank you dear but I am not sure that he will return to our friendship but I am fortunate to have the love and support of my children.
Have a lovely weekend!

xoxoxo ♡

Craftsman of light said...

Dianne,
There's something very special about 'your poems'....nostalgic, sensitive, yet like an open field calling the wind, the birds, the mornings from a elswhere land that belongs only to you.

Besides you speak of Tuscany....i hope to go there to lose myself in the autumn landscapes of lovely Italia....a land so beloved to me and make some lovely pictures.

Bravo, Dianne for a poem deeply moving and beautiful as a loveletter.
a hundred thousand happy thoughts to you.
warmly hugging.
col.

nb: i'm going to do my next post and spend 2 weeks into my inner journey. i will spend time doing only breathing, silence, cutting off from the telephone, computer, reading,writing along with a bit of fasting....connecting to the raw wilderness within.

dianne said...

Thank you my dearest col , you are very generous with your praise of my poems,you are very sweet to me.
You seem to understand that this 'world of elsewhere' that you speak of does exist for me and belong to me, it is a nostalgic and sensitive place manifested from my thoughts, feelings, warmth and imagination...and my disappointments, of which there have been many.
Some of my poems have been directed to a particular person whom I have never met but whom I have communicated and shared with for quite some years now; my opinion of him has grown from our many written conversations and his kindness to me and mine to him. You can form an opinion about a person without having met them; it will never be a romance or love for he does not see me in that light so I don't hope for anything but his friendship and besides there have been other people whom I care for and they have also inspired a few poems. :)
I guess my poem is sensitive like a love letter because I care for his happiness and welfare...he is also on a journey searching for something but he has been gone for such a long time...I wonder if he will ever return.

Yes Tuscany...where the yellow flowers bloom in Spring, or so I so I have read. I would love to go there some day and see for myself. Such a beautiful place to lose yourself in the Autumn landscapes of Italy; a place that is beloved to you so I look forward to your pictures of sensitivity and beauty.

Enjoy your inner journey, your cleansing of the mind and body, shutting out the world and being in touch with your inner spirit dear friend... but please don't stay away for too long, I will miss you too much.

I need some of those hundred,
thousand happy thoughts you have sent me and your warmly huggings :)
... much love and warm hugs to you dearest col.
Dianne.

xoxoxo ♡

jasmin said...
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dianne said...

liebe Jasmin ,
ich danke Ihnen für Ihre nachdenklichen Kommentar zu meinem Gedicht, wenden Sie sich Sorgen um mich, ich bin glücklich allein, ich vermisse meine Freundin meine Welt nicht enden wird, wenn er nicht auf unsere Freundschaft wieder nicht ... Er liebt es, sein Leben für sich und auf seine Weise zu leben, braucht er nicht mir, glücklich zu sein
liebe Grüße von Dianne.

xoxoxoxo ♡

Marty said...

your poem is so beautiful, so soft !
hopeful ! love it and the yellow flowers too !
I hope you have a nice sunday

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty you are very kind to me, it is a poem of hope, affection and enquiry into how my friend is faring on his travels...he has been gone for such a long time.
Yes the yellow flowers are beautiful and they are from a photograph in Tuscany, nothing so beautiful and growing in abundance around here at present.
Have a lovely Sunday too! :)

xoxoxo ♡

puerileuwaite said...

I enjoy your poetry. For this one, I pretended your questions were directed exclusively at me.

***

I wonder what you do
to fill your days

I go to the Cinnabon Shop at the mall, and lecture people attempting to buy them, about calories and proper nutrition.

Have you travelled enough
to find what you seek?

Indeed I have. It was a rare Pug Pez dispenser that ejects Pez candy from the wrong end.

Is your heart now fulfilled
and your life complete?

I've been repeatedly told that the required items are on back-order and to stop calling.

Will you return to us soon
before Autumn colours the trees?

I return to the trees all the time, being a Pug and whatnot.

And did you find that the yellow flowers
still bloom in Tuscany?

Unfortunately they only had white ones that I had to colorize myself.

XOXOX,
Pugsly

dianne said...

Oh Pugsly my sweet, I am so pleased that you enjoy my poetry and I love what you have done here... you always have the knack of making me laugh and lightening up any situation, you are a treasure. :)

We don't have a chain of Cinnabon Shops here, well I have not seen any but I don't get out much ... however we do have cinnamon buns. So you are doing a public service by educating people about nutrition.

It would be a rare Pez dispenser if it was in the shape of of a Pug dog and the candy ejected from the wrong end...I have not seen one but I am sure it is very cute.

I hope the required items to fulfill you heart arrive soon, I don't like it when things are promised but are never delivered on time.

Yes of course you would return to the trees often my sweet, that is what Pugs do.

White flowers are lovely, did you paint them yellow or did you 'pee' on them?! :)

XOXOXOX

Dianne. ♡

tattina said...

This new meeting with your poetry is so pleasant, dear Dianne.

dianne said...

Thank you dear tattina for your kind comment, I am pleased that you enjoyed this poem. :)
Have a lovely week!

xoxoxo ♡

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela fotografia...belo poema...Espexctacular....
Cumprimentos

dianne said...

Obrigada querida por seu comentário Fernando pensativo.
beijos

xoxoxo ♡

chickory said...

dianne, all of your poems are charming and thoughtful. You have a very victorian vibe with these, and i often visualize you in this manner.

I want to thank you, for the sweet note that you left on my blog last week. I have been very sick, and still am, and could not do much of anything. I got that note when on top of my 5 day headache from sinus pressure, i learned that i didnt win a prize in the Bohemia beer Frida Kahlo Challenge. It really healed me - your words. You are very special to me and you know that i will always be there for you in good and hard times.

much love to you.

btw, yesterday I got a note from Bohemia. They said they really liked the piece, and asked me the price of it. Im waiting to hear now - so - it might be a good thing after all.

xoxoxox

JUAN FUENTES said...

Las flores son uno de tantos milagros de la evolución,si te gustan las flores,si te gusta la poesia,tienes que tener un espiritu muy observador.
Gracias por tu entrada en mi blog,
y por tan alagadores comentários a mis fotos

Juan

dianne said...

Thank you dearest chickory , I am happy that you enjoy my poetry, that means so much to me. Sometimes I think I should have liked to have been born in the Recency period, around the time of Jane Austen, it seemed like a romantic era according to some novels and poems that I have read. I can easily imagine myself as Elizabeth Bennet walking around the countryside but in truth I think it would have been a struggle for a woman to make a name for herself in society and literature in her own right. I am fortunate to have been born into a more enlightened society though we still have a way to go.

I wanted to let you know how much I value you as a person, a confidante and as a friend,I have great respect for you as a woman, as an artist, your care for the environment that you so love and for your kindness and care of your beautiful dogs and hens.
We often fail to tell the people in our lives how important they are to us, how we look to them as an example of goodness and let them know that they are loved in a special way.
I am sorry that you are ill, I had no idea that you have been suffering from a sinus infection, yes the pain and pressure can be unbearable ... I hope you will be well soon and I am pleased that my words lifted your spirits ... I think of you and a couple of my close blog friends every day.

It's a shame you didn't win the competition, the standard must have been extremely high but then again sometimes I cannot understand why some art is chosen and other works are overlooked. Good news that Bohemia have been in contact with you, they may use your entry for some further ads or promotion, don't forget your commission. :)
Much love to you dear friend.

xoxoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias Juan por sus palabras reflexivo, sí las flores nos dan tanta belleza y son pequeños milagros de la naturaleza, una parte integral del ciclo de vida de las plantas e insectos.
Soy muy consciente de las maravillas del mundo natural, muchos de mis poemas rendir homenaje a la belleza de las flores, árboles y pastos.
He disfrutado visitando su blog, sus imágenes son tan bonitas.
Saludos

xoxoxo ♡

/t. said...

hey dianne,

saw a story about australia
the other day & was thinking about you

you live in such a beautiful country

× × ×

/t.

dianne said...

Thank you dear /t. for thinking of me.

Yes it is a beautiful country and I am fortunate to live here for many reasons. :)

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Te agradezco tu comentçario a mi foto,si te gustan mis fantasias,espero verte otra vez por mi blog
Saludo

Muriel said...

Have a sweet nice Day Diane .

dianne said...

Thank you dear Muriel for your sweet words, you too have a lovely day! :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias dear Juan , yes I do appreciate your photos, your fantasies so I will return to your blog to comment. :)

xoxoxo ♡

Hayley said...

Wow!! Such beautiful & touching words. Definitely following xx

http://hayleyhour.blogspot.com/

dianne said...

Thanks Hayley for your lovely comment and for 'following' my blog. :)

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Te agradezco la constancia por tus entradas a mi blog, veo te gustan los colores llamativos,la fotofrafia és el arte de pintar con luz

Abrazos Juan

The Phosgene Kid said...

Nope, yellow was last year, this year they have blue flowers...

Kathleen Scott said...

Lovely following of the seasons in a relationship, Dianne.

dianne said...

Gracias Juan, me gusta sus fotos y sus colores brillantes.
abrazos Dianne.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello Phossy dear, lovely to see you here again, thanks for visiting.
So blue is the colour of the flowers this year, I am sure there are many colours and all would be beautiful. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Kathleen , yes the seasons in a relationship are a good way to describe its condition. I look back on the days of Springtime when all was new as it feels more like Winter now.

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta y escritora,observo que cambiaste tu fotografia,e
és muy agradable el verte,pero yo aamo más tu sinceridad y inteligencia ,si te gusta mi forma de hacer fotografias,encontre un alma gemela con las misma aspiraciones de viajar por los sueños

Abrazos Juan

dianne said...

Querido amigo Juan , gracias por sus amables palabras. Te veo como esta fotografía de las flores amarillas en la Toscana, el amarillo es mi color favorito, es por eso que me encantó la fotografía de los girasoles bajo ese cielo azul. que era realmente hermoso. Puedo usar mi imaginación para muchas cosas, puedo viajar a muchos destinos y estar en lugares hermosos de esa manera. Soy un soñador de sueños y vivir mis propias fantasías de lugares lejanos y campos de flores amarillas ..
Un fuerte abrazo para ti.
xoxoxo ♡