Thursday, October 7, 2010

haiku my heart: renewal



Skeletal branches

reach bony fingers skyward,

life springs from the source.



"Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles
are achieving for us an eternal glory
that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,
but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal."

—2 Corinthians 4:16-18


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24 comments:

rebecca said...

dear renewer of my heart....
thank you for this promise...and for being here sharing hope and believing in what is not apparent to the eye.

Sarah said...

Do not lose hope though we're wasting away - thank you for reminding me of these words today!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful photo, and a beautiful haiku.

Kay

rebecca said...

dear one,

i was just going off to bed and saw your comments. yes, i feel very close to you too. i knew from the start we would find our way to each other.

what i didn't know is that we share a hope extended to us by the same amazing biotech company, genzyme.

what i do know is that we will continue to support and encourage each other in wonderous and profound ways.

thank you leslie for your compassion and care.
i look forward to knowing you through all lifes seasons.

warmly,
rebecca

Elisabelle said...

such beautiful word and this tree is gorgeous!!!

Tracy said...

"...what is unseen is eternal..." This post is wonderful for this time of year as we inch towards winter--hope springs eternal! I really like how you have a way with pairing words with image that strike such a chord in the heart, Leslie. :o) Happy Weekend ahead... ((HUGS))

Spadoman said...

Someone said to me yesterday that they were amazed at how many trees have already totally lost their leaves this year. As most of them still stand with the golds, oranges and ambers of Fall. I like this photo. I love the seasons and saying hello and goodbye to them. Your words are appropriate and well thought out as well.

Peace.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

not necessarily picking up on this post, but i like how you sense the small things about and around you. it is always very pleasant to enjoy 'it' through your words and visions. relaxing.

Ramesh Sood said...

Just beautiful.. source is what is real.. god bless!

deb did it said...

strong words, profound meaning...~bony fingers skyward~ love that! Life always finds a way to thrive.

controllingaspicyuniverse said...

Thank you for this! Beautiful photo, too.
Corinthians is such beautiful poetry.

Meri said...

I am going to carry with me the thought of the unseen eternal today. I think it will open my third eye.

Boonie S said...

Amazing photo and fun haiku. Thanks for this.

Have a nice day, Boonie

Stephanie said...

A promise of spring...I need that and it's not even winter yet.

*jean* said...

very lovely!

joanny said...

A very 'Zen' photograph accompanied with a beautiful Haiku, just lovely, and —2 Corinthians 4:16-18 the perfect verse paired with your thoughts and photo, simple and pure.

Lovely,

Joanny

Noelle Renee said...

It is a beautiful photograph, Leslie. It reminds me a little of Edna St. Vincent Millay's verse, "life springs from the source." I always think of bare trees as natural sculptures waiting to be adorned by the changing seasons. I think that people are the same in a way; their souls are expressed in gesture and change but also renewed with love and light. Thank you for your lovely words and picture.
Noelle

Graceful said...

What a powerful haiku -- and that verse is especially poignant in this time of my mother-in-law's passing. Thank you.

B. Meandering said...

I echo Graceful. This is a powerful haiku--deep meaning hidden in those words. Beautiful photo and the scripture completes this poignant post. I understand. This touched me as I finish up a difficult week. I hope the fibro lays low today while I treat my granddaughter to birthday present shopping.

ladyfi said...

What a stunning photo - so lovely - just like your words.

turquoise cro said...

The new growth below the naked tree seems to be saying, "Don't worry,Be happy!"

Francesca said...

The unseen, and the source - your words, the quote and the photo together are beautiful and powerful.

Uma said...

Your beautiful words have rejuvenated me.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Beautiful words to live by. No fear can enter the things unseen.


Melanie