Saturday, June 20, 2009

lifetime reflections




reflections
of my life
bounce back
unexpectedly
in moments
of quiet
solitude

mirror
impressions
differ from
the view
in my
youthful
mind's eye

fleeting
glimpses
of that
innocent girl
are fondly
relished
and held

with joy
and longing
for what was
and what can
never be
i did my best
forget the rest

today
i see
an older me
a wiser version
of what
i used to be
growing

older in years
younger at heart
deeper in compassion
liberated to fly free
over still waters
and relish my
reflections

16 comments:

willow said...

Such a nice poem, Julie. Lots of food for thought here. And I love your reflection pics, especially the first one. wow!

Artist Unplugged said...

Neat photos and very awesome words, very reflective indeed! Have a nice weekend.

anni said...

Wow, that is all I can say, wow . . .
I love poetry! Did you write this? You need to sign it!

Annette

Jennifer said...

Beautiful words!

Serena said...

Great self-portraits, Julie! I LOVED your poem....maybe because I can relate to the words.

katie jane said...

Bravo! Well said!

Michelle Eaton said...

The poem is lovely. Great pics!

Brandi said...

Love it! Nicely put!

Betsy said...

Really wonderful, Julie! I can completely relate to all that you said. "I did my best..forget the rest"...so true!

Vania said...

You have an award waiting for your on my blog, come on ower! Cheers Val

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

You took the words right out of my mouth :)..beautifully written and the perfect pics too.
Love the new banner pic!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

My favorite line is also "I did my best...forget the rest". So good to get to the place of self forgiveness. Beautifully written.

farmerjulie said...

I love this post! and you in the flowers..so great!! you are so cool..!

Manon Doyle said...

I can so relate to that poem Julie! Thanks for the words and your awesome pics!

cindy : quaint said...

lovely poem and self-portraits.

Lavinia said...

This is remarkabley clever positioning in these shots. Lined up all the elements very nicely. Interesting poetry too.