Thursday, October 10, 2013

STILLNESS FOR JUGGLERS

 Andrew Wyeth

POEM FOR SOMEONE WHO IS JUGGLING HER LIFE by Rose Cook

This is a poem for someone
who is juggling her life.
Be still sometimes.
Be still sometimes.

It needs repeating
over and over
to catch her attention
over and over
because someone juggling her life
finds it difficult to hear.

Be still sometimes.
Be still sometimes.
Let it all fall sometimes.

I found the poem at Shawna Lemay's blog, Calm Things. If you are needing a little quiet time, wander over and feel the calm enveloping you as you read each post.



 Her room by Andrew Wyeth


Solo by Natalie Urazmetova

Calm by Neva Gagliano

Afternoon, Tasman Sea, New Zealand by Chip Hooper

Early morning mist flowing down a valley on the South Downs near Brighton by Finn Hopson


Photo by wariatka at deviantart


Fall Leaves in a Row by Shawna Lemay. See blog here.

67 comments:

  1. Ah yes.... and I live very near the South Downs, too, so thank you for that one!!

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    1. I'm hankering to go visit the English countryside again. It's been too long.

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  2. Robyn, Love the poem. Calm and still are my words for this year :-). I got a rejection letter from a gallery the other day that was very nice, they said they liked the stillness in my work. Made me think I am doing my job right even if they did not accept my work :-). Thank you for this reminder. xoxo

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    1. Indeed, it was a lovely thing to say about your work, Annie. A rejection letter is disappointing but positive feedback makes it worthwhile.

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  3. I LOVE Shawna's blog. I'm sure I found her on your side bar. She helps me slow down every day. And as one who is juggling a bit much these days, thank you for the prompt to be still just now.

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    1. Shawna's blog is like a breath of fresh air. The poem spoke to me this week in particular too.

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  4. you can never have too many calls to calmness and stillness so thank-you for this. some stunning photos here. especially love the one of the Tasmanian Sea.

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    1. I dream about walking along that beach.

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  5. I didn't know it, but this was exactly what I needed!! Your post-quiet and mild, the dreamy atmosphere of the photos and that surprisingly different and intimate blog of Shawna Lemay! Thank you, dear Robyn!:)))

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    1. Rossichka, I'm glad I was able to introduced you to a new blog, especially one as soothing as Shawna's. Wishing you a peaceful week.

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  6. Thank you for the perfect poem to read to my class this morning!

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    1. Oh that's nice to know. Spreading the peace from country to country.

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  7. Great poem and those images are so soothing.

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  8. thank you Robyn I needed to be still for a bit this morning & you have made the space

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  9. ... the most perfect set of images to appeal to this introvert ;>]]
    Always so splendid to visit over here, Robyn.

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    1. I'm feeling the need to escape into the wilderness . Glad you enjoyed a moment of stillness.

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  10. "let it all fall sometimes"... absolutely... such a great beauty break, and love seeing neva's work here...

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    1. Neva's image works like magic. All the tension leaving my shoulders.

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  11. Wonderful post -- it's so hard to find the 'stillness' in our busy lives. The poem and your images are perfect - calming --- my breathing slowed, my heart smiled.
    xxoo

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  12. HONORED to be in this good company, ROBYN. awwww, calmness!

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    1. As I commented to Cat, your image chases the tension away. Thank You!

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  13. I so love that Andrew Wyath painting - I wonder why? :) Lovely calm indeed.

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  14. First visual impression -- someone i love falls n bumps her beautiful head on the floor. Ouches! Love idea of dropping x-cess but sometimes every drop of us is life infusion for an other You understand.
    Thanda.
    Love the images.

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    1. My first impression was complete and utter relaxation. Oh to be lying in the meadow with my dog nearby!

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  15. love that poem. I needed that. Thank you.

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    1. I thought the poem would appeal to many of us. Glad you found it at the right time Bridgette.

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  16. Beautiful, the early morning mist.

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    1. There is something very soothing about early morning mist.

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  17. A wonderful dose of good advice.These photos are indeed a welcome breath of calm. Peaceful, lovely - thank you.

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    1. I was feeling the peace in your post about your cabin. I rushed off without commenting but will return.

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  18. Such a calm soothing post. I hope you get a weekend of being still. Enjoy.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, my weekend was quite peaceful.

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  19. It makes you wonder who really puts so many demands on us. Is it ourselves or "others"?

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    1. I think it comes from both sources.... and modern technology .... cell phones etc... but yes I know I do put many demands on myself.

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  20. Those gorgeous photos...and the poem...certainly encourage tranquillity. Zzzzzzzzzz.

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  21. R- sometimes it is hard to find the stillness admidst the business - but images and some things certainly help calm and quieten. Thanks for sharing. B

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    1. My pleasure Barry. We are all seeking stillness in a busy world.

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  22. thank you for the sweet mention :) xo

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  23. Great thoughts that we could all use

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  24. Very calm and peaceful indeed... I love the poem and the images are all very poetic and beautiful.

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  25. My favorite environment - calm. So much can be perceived from inside and outside when one is calm.

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  26. I needed that poem and lovely photos this morning, things not quite going to plan here.

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    1. Hope things have calmed down by now Penny.

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  27. Dear Robyn, I have savored every picture and word here and even wrote my own post about being still. Perhaps it is what each of us needs, a time of stillness before the seasons change? Sending you love. roxanne

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    1. It's coming up for Christmas and this is the time I really have to find time out from the frenzy.

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  28. Oh wow. Did I ever need this!?!? Don dragged me over to the computer to see it. I thank you. Don thanks you, as he tells me to "just breathe." ----- Susan

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    1. I know the feeling.... and have to keep reminding myself..... be still sometimes.

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