Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Beautiful Sheltering

Red Roofs, Marc Chagall, 1954


"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
~ Lao Tzu


Love layers the strength of hope
gently upon another soul
like shingles upon a roof
building a fortress
 that no grievance can destroy
and a beauty that time cannot decay
a crafted armor that hands have never touched
only hearts have known its true embrace.

21 comments:

  1. This is absolutely beautiful Carrie and I love the Lao Tzu quote that goes along with it.

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  2. Carrie,

    Your words are so loving and full of feeling. They compliment the image perfectly.

    Best Wishes, Eileen

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  3. Simply wonderful Carrie. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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  4. Such beauty and blessing...I needed it today

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  5. Like this one especially well.

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  6. This stands as one of the best poems describing love ever written by anyone!

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  7. Well done, Carrie, well done.

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  8. May God gives you both Strength and Courage throughout your life..

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  9. Oh Carrie, written as only you can! I read the first two lines 3 times before reading slowly this BEAUTIFULLY inspired poem!

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  10. I love the analogy of love layered, like shingles on a roof. Beautiful!

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  11. Love is our strength, our protector, our prompt. Good job C!

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  12. We are all one in love....beautiful Carrie!

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  13. Beautiful thoughts, well crafted into poetry.

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  14. gorgeous poem I really like Lao Tzu's quote at the beginning. And I keep forgetting to compliment you on the banner image- soaring over a city. What city is that?

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  15. I really like the notion of love being layered like shingles...very nice...

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  16. Amazing I want a roof like that protecting love~ Wonderful...

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  17. smiles...love that last line...that only hearts have embraced...and the comfort of that shelter...

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  18. I love the beautiful poem, and especially its title......a beautiful sheltering indeed. What we all crave.

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  19. I agree - love builds the strongest shield. You expressed it beautifully. ♥

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  20. That's a beautiful poem and beautiful quote.

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