Old Vein New Blood

These eyes search for beginnings
Endings of chapters to close
Old veins know devoted restitution
Born from new seed seeking
Old Lineages of ‘Her and Him’

I am the old vein – Unrepentant
I am the new blood – Uncorrupted
I am in ALL

Weariness does not weary me
for the blood in the vein
surges with the nutrition of love
a life that is
Dreamt for
Called for
Existing in the veins of NOW

© K S Hardy 2009

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A collaborative with our darling " Linaji ":http://www.redbubble.com/people/linaji for her wonderful photo ‘Old Veins’

Feelings and words fall on to the page
Sometimes they bite back
Sometimes they tug on our sleeve
Sometimes they have a cheeky grin
They stay once a page has found them
Words are faithful to us even in the dark

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  • Teacup
    Teacupabout 5 years ago

    Such a powerful statement for a new beginning – wonderful dear friend. x

  • Hello my teacup …. Lina’s photo really did inspire. Thanks mate..xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieabout 5 years ago

  • Thanks for linking the pic Debbie….I was having heaps of trouble getting mine to work :))

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieabout 5 years ago

    I love the photo and your words so much KarenSue, especially the sublime conclusion
    a life that is
    Dreamt for
    Called for
    Existing in the veins of NOW

  • It was a great collab…..felt really good doing this with Lina’s image…. Thanks again for your help xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 5 years ago

    so lovely and affirming…makes me so proud to be a woman xoxo

  • And you are a beautiful woman at that….watch out…Ivan has a thing for beautiful and intelligent women ;O) xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockabout 5 years ago

    Love the image and the words are very strong.

  • Thank you kindly…xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroabout 5 years ago

    A powerful duet. Wonderful words to fit this striking image. It is the cycle of life, love,… renewal,….. forever in the Now.

  • Loved your words about the cycle of life Cos….so apt me thinks..thank you xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldabout 5 years ago

    Such a strong and determined voice Karen. I love what you’ve done with Lina’s image, added a fountain of youth to feed the ancient structure :-)

  • LoL…could do with drinking from that fountain right now me thinks…Love your take on this Matt…thanks so much bud..xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    KarenSue… this was just what these old veins needed,,,, a shot of hope and a reminder of where all the newness …never-endings begin, always Now.. I like what Matt said too, you area fountain of intelligence and joy and an amazing light in my life.
    Love you..:=}

  • Love ya too ….this felt really wonderful being linked to this and you…Thank you for suggesting it Lina….it was really just what I needed to do but did not know that at the time. It got me thinking in a different direction and it has part of with heart warming dividends…xxxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • bill bell
    bill bellabout 5 years ago

    Two of my favorites in a collaboration, fine photo and fine prose from two women with a lot of heart and soul :)

  • Ahh Bill you say the nicest things…thank you :O) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Hathor
    Hathorabout 5 years ago

    gorgeous words, and a perfect colab. well done, ladies. xo

  • Thanks Kristin…it was heart fuel this collab for me…xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

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