Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spreading those secret wings + giveaway

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We cry that we are weak although
We will not stir our secret wings;
The world is dark - because we are
Blind to the starriness of things.

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We pluck our rainbow-tinted plumes
And with their heaven-born beauty try
To fledge nocturnal shafts, and then
Complain ‘Alas! we cannot fly!’

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We mutter ‘All is dust’ or else
With mocking words accost the wise:
‘Show us the Sun which shines beyond
The Veil’ - and then we close our eyes.

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To powers above and powers beneath
In quest of Truth men sue for aid,
Who stand athwart the Light and fear
The shadow that themselves have made.

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Oh cry no more that you are weak
But stir and spread your secret wings,
And say ‘The world is bright, because
We glimpse the starriness of things.’

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Soar with your rainbow plumes and reach
That near-far land where all are one,
Where Beauty’s face is aye unveiled
And every star shall be a sun.


Poem 'Secret Wings' by Sangharakshita. Thank you dearest Janet for sharing this. May the next couple of months in NZ be a treasured experience for you. Images - 1 via We Heart It 2 & 4 via Digital Bus Stop 3 by Someday Evermore 5 by KT Bugs 6 by Andy Prokhr and Cult via Jane-Art

I've been doing some tidying up and have put together a giveaway of interesting art 'stuff'. Some originals, some prints, cards, magazines. A real mystery bag. If you'd like to be in the draw for this loot, just leave a comment and I'll draw the winner next week, say 4 May. For a second entry just become a 'follower'. If you leave a separate comment for each entry it'll make it easier to draw a winner. Have a lovely week. May you soar.
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And the winner is....comment number 5..Kylie C...I'll be in touch. Thanks everybody for takin the time to enter.

17 comments:

Yvonne said...

Oh, yummy goodies, thanks for the chance to win :)

Yvonne said...

I am already a follower :)

Imogen said...

Cool giveaway. I would love to enter and I am following your blog.

Kylie C said...

How lovely! Count me in!

Kylie C said...

I am also a follower. It's lovely to see you back in the blogging world!

PS. Email me your address and I'll post you a recipe heart. :)

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Oh what a lovely post. All the fanastic photos and then a give away at the end. Like a huge bunch of surises!
I liked your message also, thank you. Yes I think I'm mad lol!
Loads of lovexx
Julie

jel said...

cool stuffs! id love to win them

punkme15 at gmail dot com

Mitchie said...

oh wow!!this is totally my art style; nice and random and I am digging that heart picture
irinasas at yahoo dot com

Mitchie said...

oh and i follow you now as michellely!

LW said...

Wonderful post. . .
Please add my name to the hat…

Louise

Snowbrush said...

Such a rich post both in terms of words and visual art!

I'll opt out of the art stuff drawing, but will be back when you've going through your money and want to get rid of some of that.

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful post and giveaway, darling!

xoxox,
CC

lyptis said...

Awesome pictures! I love the lights and stuff, cool fireworks too!

Hope your well Chrisy,
Fran

Joanna Jenkins said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous poem and your images are perfect. I especially love that first one of the fireworks- very cool.

I've been away and am just finally catching up. Hope all is well with you.

xo jj

Hey Harriet said...

How generous of you! I think I've left it way too late to enter but wanted to leave a little comment saying hello anyway. I'm so behind in my blog reading of late! Hope all is well with you :)

knk said...

lookss beautiful this is awesome blog looks nice

Snowbrush said...

Congratulations to Kylie!