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From the Dreamtime series -

first came the poem, Lines and then prayer flags flying on Spring Day as an offering to the Vernal Equinox…
I longed to do this ever since Malachy Tallack published the verse in Shetland Life.

Here is Lines (to accompany the shot)

1. Lung Ta

Lung Ta, wind horse,
symbol of speed,
left to endure
Tibetan clouds –
cloth to cold wind,
cotton or silk tied to long strings…
their prayer flags woven in peace & compassion
to blow upwards as offerings to the Divine
on mountain tops between
Lhasa & Kathmandu…
like an infinite washing line.

2. Good Fortune
I never looked at us this way.
Bits of ourselves in suspension in-between
grass & gossip sky;
linen alive in Shetland blue,
serene, so white…
like talking sails
tied to our northern latitude –

from line to line, life entangled,
clipped to resist to the tsi-tsi
echoed in wind,
through riding songs.

© Nat Hall 2007


home, earth, shetland, line, dream

“nordicblackbird” – pirate, poet, visual artist, maritimer… day-dreamer, nomadic heart par excellence :)). I write and breathe on 60N, “my” bonhoga [spiritual home] with a penchant for world collaborative adventures. Welcome, bonjour to my nordic garden :).

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  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 4 years ago

    I like it!

  • Thanks, Sal :)) You keeping allright?

    – NordicBlackbird

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 4 years ago

    Good! Cant complain…no one listens! LOL. You?

  • Good too though knackered. Pupils gonna be high this week… end of term this friday – no one listens either, lol!! Take care xx

    – NordicBlackbird

  • mindym306
    mindym306about 4 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thank you very much, Mindy :)
    Nat x

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work Nat!! xoxo

  • Thank you so much, sweet Kate! :)) xxxx

    – NordicBlackbird

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work, Nat.

  • Thank you kindly, Steve :)) xx

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Oncemore
    Oncemoreabout 4 years ago

    Very creatively done…beautiful:)

  • Thank you very kindly, Vanessa :)) x

    – NordicBlackbird

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    wonderful x

  • Thank you, thank you very kindly, JA :)) xxx

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Terry Mooney
    Terry Mooneyabout 4 years ago

    very other worldly, like it lots. well done Nat.

  • Thank you very kindly, Terry :))
    Talk of a breezy end of term/March – am barely starting to enjoy the spring break. Keep my fingers crossed for your latest search for that canoist. You guys are heroes xx

    – NordicBlackbird

  • linaji
    linajiabout 4 years ago

    MARCH 2010

  • Oh, wow – thank you so much, sweet Lina! I absolutely chuffed xxx

    – NordicBlackbird

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallabout 4 years ago

    great work :))

  • Thank you so much, sweet Trish. Hope you enjoying your Aussie fall :))
    Nat xx

    – NordicBlackbird

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