Monday, November 16, 2009

Rescuing the Words

 
when do I find the words
to make the story alive
to keep the memory awake
so it no longer dies
how do i write the words
on the bark of a tree
in the water on waves
in the heart of the sea



why do i hide the words
on a shelf full of dust
in a cluttered dark chest
or behind the moon's light
how do i rescue the words
from the pendulum's end
from the guillotine's death
from the silence ahead
Copyright© 2009 Ellie Kings
Photo by Harley Lever

20 comments:

MeganRebekah said...

Wow!
I love it!

Lesley said...

Lovely. You have such a way with words.

Delwyn said...

Hi Ellie

I like these ruminations...

Perhaps you don't have to...
words are just the symbols to represent those things held in memory and in the heart...

Unless of course there is someone that would benefit from knowing...

Happy days

Tabitha Bird said...

Ellie- magic as always :)

Love the bit about writing words on the sea!

Susan R. Mills said...

Touching, as usual.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Megan! Welcome back, you've been missed!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thanks Lesley... I try! :)

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Delwyn~ Welcome to my world of colors!
Hope you enjoy your time here...

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thanks Tab! Magic! I like it... to think I came up with this piece b/c I'm having writer's block. :)

Craftsman of light said...

Words liberates us...we live through what we are able to say and unable to say.
in sanskrit 'word ' signifies 'that which is indestructible'.....

And in the Vedas, they believe that the words spring out from the navel of immortality.

As for me, i love Eliie and her words, You are an angel who can speak :-)

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thanks Susan!

Girl in My Own World said...

This was very thought provoking and pretty! Love!

Alexandra Garland said...

Ellie,
Wow!! It's awsome how you relate to something we just take for granted... Words get lost, so many are used without giving them any meaning. We should use them with respect. "Rescue" is the perfect word to remind that.
Great Write!! Love it!!
-Alex

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Craftsman~ You are always too kind! Thank you for sharing those translations of 'word'. I especially like the Vedas one, something to think on.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thanks Autumn!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Alex~ truly we do take words for granted. Sometimes we just can't find the right words or we say the wrong ones. Thanks sweetie!

Dulce said...

So very beautiful as always and with those pictures and that constant asking how do I..?
I loved it
Huggies Elli dear

Jody Hedlund said...

Beautiful pictures and thoughts! Thanks for sharing, Ellie!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Just discovered your blog...
such lovely words + visual delights as well!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thanks Lenore~ and welcome, you can stop by anytime. It's good to know new bloggy friends.