Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Inspiration

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.” – Hafez

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Nothing inspires me more than nature.

I am taking part in for the first time with Prompt 29 – INSPIRATION

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Author: Jo Bryant

I was born in the land of Banjo Paterson, gum trees, and weather extremes. I am a freelance writer. I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, but still like to claim my Australian heritage. I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications in 2008. I am writing my first novel. I love to write poetry, short stories, and also write for the web. And there is nothing that is on a par with a sunny summer's day spent at Waihi Beach.

38 thoughts on “Ese’ s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge – Inspiration”

    1. It was soooo golden. I had never really discovered this poet until recently…but am now finding such gems.
      This one just takes my breath away each time I read it.

      Where are you O Wild Deer?
      I have known you for a while, here.

      Both loners, both lost, both forsaken
      The wild beast, for ambush, have all waken

      Let us inquire of each other’s state
      If we can, each other’s wishes consummate

      I can see this chaotic field
      Joy and peace sometimes won’t yield

      O friends, tell me who braves the danger
      To befriend the forsaken, behold the stranger

      Unless blessed Elias may come one day
      And with his good office open the way

      It is time to cultivate love
      Individually decreed from above

      Thus I remember the wise old man
      Forgetting such a one, I never can

      That one day, a seeker in a land
      A wise one helped him understand

      Seeker, what do you keep in your bag
      Set up a trap, if bait you drag

      In reply said I keep a snare
      But for the phoenix I shall dare

      Asked how will you find its sign
      We can’t help you with your design

      Like the spruce become so wise
      Rise to the heights, open your eyes

      Don’t lose sight of the rose and wine
      But beware of your fate’s design

      At the fountainhead, by the riverside
      Shed some tears, in your heart confide

      This instrument won’t tune to my needs
      The generous sun, our wants exceeds

      In memory of friends bygone
      with spring showers hide the golden sun

      With such cruelty cleaved with a sword
      As if with friendship was in full discord

      When flows forth the crying river
      With your own tears help it deliver

      My old companion was so unkind
      O Pious Men, keep God in mind

      Unless blessed Elias may come one day
      Help one loner to another make way

      Look at the gem and let go of the stone
      Do it in a way that keeps you unknown

      As my hand moves the pen to write
      Ask the main writer to shed His light

      I entwined mind and soul indeed
      Then planted the resulting seed

      In this marriage the outcome is joy
      Beauty and soulfulness employ

      With hope’s fragrant perfume
      Let eternal soul rapture assume

      This perfume comes from angel’s sides
      Not from the doe whom men derides

      Friends, to friends’ worth be smart
      When obvious, don’t read it by heart

      This is the end of tales of advice
      Lie in ambush, fate’s cunning and vice.

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  1. The photo is absolutely stunning and the quote makes it…complete for me. I think nature is a source of true inspiration – in so many ways…we only have to notice and appreciate.
    Thank you very much for being a part of the challenge.

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