Rhapsody in Blue

Starting here, what do you want to remember?

How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?

What scent of old wood hovers, what softened

 sound from outside fills the air?

Will you ever bring a better gift for the world

 than the breathing respect that you carry

 wherever you go right now? Are you waiting

 for time to show you some better thoughts?

When you turn around, starting here, lift this

 new glimpse that you found; carry into evening

 all that you want from this day. This interval you spent

 reading or hearing this, keep it for life–

What can anyone give you greater than now,

starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?

–William Stafford, “You Reading This, Be Ready”

© Sharon Birke

201 697 1947


Photography for the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother

Powerful Goddess is a trademark of DoubleSmart LLC

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 08:53:34

    I very much enjoyed this week’s goddess and thought. After looking at the goddess’s photos the first thing that came to mind was an “everything bagel” (a favorite of mine). I equated that thought to the many flavors that are all in one food. In the images of this goddess, I see many features of beauty or flavors, if you will, so artfully and tastefully presented for the palate of our mind, all in one beautiful goddess.

    I may have been just a little hungry too… 😉



    • Powerful Goddess Photography
      Jul 01, 2012 @ 09:54:16

      And I had a bagel for breakfast to toast your comment–gotta love a pun. 😉


  2. Christine
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 17:20:30

    So lovely! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!


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