Stories told ... (impressions of "Land of Stillness" by CA)

“what started so long ago continues, and brushes by all, everything, leaving traces of itself to be found again and again…”

echoes last forever, they are carried from the edges of time
as a single note … so very long ago, embraced by the wind
it flew … through a millennium of lives, to reach its resting place
a place where it lies, takes root, and speaks to all that pass

contained within, words, letters that move, a language of all
for all, listen with your eyes … loudly, the echo
tells of place, where we have been … and where we shall go
it tells of experience and of lessons learned, misplaced or forgotten


the very first wind took flight so long ago, and simply
carried the sound of others … the dreams, the words, the essence
of story to distant lands … to be found, by you, by me
the air is ablaze with memory, restless thoughts seeking shelter

such is the grain that was carried, lying deep, waiting to take hold
then grows and speaks, telling us … of that journey
a life of story … found in streams, hills and wooded place
look and listen to all, lines and verse, chapters, life revealed


a blade of windblown grass is found simply waiting
with a gentle breeze at its back, it bends, the words dripping
it yields to all that listen, it speaks to you, it speaks for all
a story once told by one to another … Then … Now … Forever.

By : RJ Heller
© RJ Heller, November 2010 : All rights reserved.

Stories told ... (impressions of "Land of Stillness" by CA) by 


I am so very happy and thankful for Chris Armytage allowing me to use her beautiful photo, “Land of Stillness”, as inspiration for another collaborative effort. As soon as I saw it, the title, “Stories told” jumped onto the page, waiting for the words, and the story to unfold. And now it has. Thanks Chris….!
November 2010 RJH

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I am a person of many facets. Each day reveals a new facet of myself. I think, I write, I take photographs in essence to reveal myself to others.

I live in a small town in Pennsylvania, and also in a small coastal town in Maine.

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Comments

  • txkatzluvr
    txkatzluvrover 4 years ago

    Absolutely lovely collaboration! My favorite part?

    “the very first wind took flight so long ago, and simply
    carried the sound of others … the dreams, the words, the essence
    of story to distant lands … to be found, by you, by me”

    Beautiful words with a peaceful feeling of history and longing (if that makes sense).

  • Thank you so much…this was a great project to be a part of.

    – rjheller1150

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 4 years ago

    I am so awed by your beautiful words and overjoyed at the results of our collaborative work Rick. Yours is so powerful and inspiring, I feel it at a deep soul level … I want to read them over and over … thank you so much, my friend!

  • Thanks to you as well my friend,
    the photo and the words feel as though they are telling
    a story that is being displayed and told
    over and over again, especially here on RB as we all share the
    magic of our own unique creativity. Thanks again,

    – rjheller1150

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago

    this is outstanding writing and just so beautiful and just so perfect with Chris beautiful art work well done on a fabulous collaborative love it lee

  • Thank you very much !!

    – rjheller1150

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful writing and wonderful collaboration!!

  • Thanks so much !

    – rjheller1150

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Perfect!! A lovely photo as well Chris! I wish I could here you reading this Rick. “a life of story … found in streams, hills and wooded place
    look and listen to all, lines and verse, chapters, life revealed” Beautiful!

  • Thank you Elizabeth….Loved Chris’s photo, and as such, so do the words….
    Thanks my friend

    – rjheller1150

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Rick and Chris! Such a magnificent collaboration- I applaud you both on the sensitivity and depth of this piece together. One of my favorite Writers, and one of my favorite Artists, and two of my favorite souls here, finding a beat together…
    .
    *to be found, by you, by me
    the air is ablaze with memory, restless thoughts seeking shelter

    such is the grain that was carried, lying deep, waiting to take hold*

  • Thanks so much….This was really enjoyable. A great photo that speaks…..

    R

    – rjheller1150

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    December 16,2010 Wonderful work.

  • Thank You so much….Very flattered……R

    – rjheller1150

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 4 years ago

    Wonderful news Rick, huge congratulations on your feature for this outstanding writing :))

  • all about the photo, that started the writing..Thanks Chris

    – rjheller1150

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