Thursday, November 09, 2006


a heart deepens daily,
when it is held open the way
gold-shot dark clouds

stretch the blue
wide open
and hold, and hold,
til the glorious sun drops

Click on photo to view larger. It's worth it!


Blogger Endment said...

Intriguing concept of holding open the heart!
Your photo is worth a thousand words! It is stirring my imagination :)

11/09/2006 1:26 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

i love this. holding open can be so painful and so scary, so risky. those who dare it are truly brave.

11/09/2006 1:38 PM  
Blogger polona said...

a perfect blending of photo and words... gorgeous!

11/09/2006 2:42 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Stunning picture, and words that make the heart want to open and hold, hold.

11/09/2006 3:14 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Love the feel of clouds holding the sky waiting on the sun to drop through. Tension and relief. Well done!!

11/09/2006 3:46 PM  
Blogger charlie said...

Fine stuff, mb, but an open heart is a vulnerable heart.

11/09/2006 4:00 PM  
Blogger firebird said...

There is so much here to think about...
The more of that gold our heart can hold on to, the more light we have to get us through the night!
Is it enough? All we can do is keep trying...

11/09/2006 9:17 PM  
Blogger ruth said...

just came by for my mb fix, and as always happy to have done so. you are quite simply my favourite poetess and the best start to a day. Your beloved is a very lucky soul, to be around someone with such a huge openess to discovering love, fresh and new, every day. Thank you for your beauty.

11/10/2006 12:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful photo, being vulnerable is a little harder, but I'm learning...Nel

11/10/2006 1:25 AM  
Blogger rdl said...


11/10/2006 2:49 AM  
Blogger Jean said...


Encore un beau Bleu ...
Paix !

11/10/2006 9:47 AM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

When the heart is held open.

If only everyone had the courage to do so...If only.

11/10/2006 1:12 PM  
Blogger chuck said...


11/10/2006 5:24 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Endurance is key. Amen.

11/10/2006 6:45 PM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

Oh this is exquisite. And such magnificent colors in this photo!

11/10/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger garnet david said...


11/10/2006 9:31 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Lovely images, real and internal.

11/10/2006 10:52 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

these words reveal the heart of one who understands true intimacy.

this image is extraordinarily beautiful...just like the words.

11/10/2006 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely breathtaking.

11/11/2006 4:03 AM  
Blogger zhoen said...

Doors to my heart were broken so badly they cannot close. Doubtless for the best.

11/11/2006 7:06 AM  
Blogger kasturi said...

words and image work together here so well. i felt that this poem is true of you.

being vulnerable - sometimes we are in a time and place where that can be all right to be

11/11/2006 10:39 AM  
Blogger trinitystar said...

Witness the true expression of the Divine with words and vision.

11/13/2006 12:38 AM  
Blogger floots said...

remind me never to undertake DIY again
i've missed some super posts here
thank you

11/13/2006 9:25 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Endment, that sky was incredible. I was fortunate to witness it.

Michelle, sometimes it feels like there's no choice but to hold open.

Polona, thank you so much.

Pauline, thanks for your wonderful response.

Pat, relief of tension is sometimes a necessary end. Thanks!

Charlie, never a truer word was written!

Firebird, you are right, trying is all we can keep doing.

Ruth, thank you for your kindness and generosity!

Nel, welcome! I think we're all learning all the time, as long as we stay open to it.

rdl, thank you!

Jean, il y a un si grand nombre de bleus! Et j'aime tous!

Corey, the world would be a different place indeed.

Chuck, thank you!

Mermaid, yes, endurance is key, absolutely. But perfection is not required.

Bitterroot, thank you very much.

David, thanks.

Lee, great to see you here again. Thanks, and congratulations!

Sky, I won't pretend to truly understand it, of course! ;-) Thanks for your kind words.

Cliff, much appreciated.

Zhoen, I'm guessing better open than closed.

Kasturi, thank you for your generous comment.

Trinitystar, welcome! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Floots, the real world takes priority. Very glad to see you back, though!

11/14/2006 4:11 PM  
Blogger Maya Stein said...

MB -

gorgeous poem. truly. simple & vast, economical yet deeply rich. ditto for the photo. thank you for paying attention so well.

11/27/2006 7:06 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Thank you very much, Maya. Thank you for visiting.

11/27/2006 8:41 PM  
Blogger Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Hi MB: Don't know if you'll ever get this, but will you please contact me if you do? Thank you.

2/07/2009 11:19 AM  

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