Monday, May 7, 2012
I'm taking Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers class, and her assignment for today was to choose something that brings light into our lives. My immediate thought, of course, was my family and my beloved Ruby (our corgi)...they are my brightest lights, without question. But another thing that brings my spirit so much light is spring. Every year when spring shows its first signs, my winter melancholy lifts away. Everything is new, everything is growing, everything has a new beginning...there is color where none was before. I feel re-energized and replenished after months of wanting to hibernate from the cold, bleak landscape. All I want is to be outside amidst the warm sun and the blooming plants and flowers. I truly do feel filled with light during this time...I'm more positive, happy, and hopeful than at any other time of the year. For that reason, spring is one of the things I'm most grateful for! I'm including a poem I wrote about spring below, and I'm also linking this up for Kim's Texture Tuesday...I used her textures "Happy Heart" and "Now", both at Soft Light/25%. I also put the image into Radlab and tweaked it with a couple of filters.
A canopy of pink turns the wind sweet
Softly scented to soothe your shadows
Walk your troubles away, my friend
Don’t shun the morning’s vibrant pleas
Let your sadness wander free
To follow spring’s bright blooms
Celebrate the burnished hope
That shimmers on dancing leaves
Hand your sorrows to the trees
They will store them for safe keep
Etched inside as burnished rings
Cradling worn thoughts, while robins sing.
© Sherri Brannon