Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stars In Our Bones

This beautiful photo  of the Elaho River was taken by my son, Jon Merk.

I read something rather beautiful this morning - thought I'd share it with you.

The small plot of ground
on which you were born
cannot be expected

to stay forever
the same.
Earth changes,
and home
becomes different

You took flesh
from clay
but the clay
did not come
from just one

To feel alive,
important, and safe,
know your own waters
and hills, but know

You have stars
in your bones
and oceans
in blood.

You have opposing
terrain in each eye.
You belong to the land
and sky of your first cry,
you belong to infinity.

Alla Renee Bozarth


  1. This is truly beautiful, Sherry. Thanks for sharing it with us. The photo is really something special too.

  2. mountain view is always fascinating to me.
    Thanks for the sweet retreat.
    keep it coming,
    keep writing.

  3. Sherry, this was beautiful, breathtaking, the image and the words~ Thank you so much for sharing! I loved it~

  4. Breathtaking view .THank you Sherry for sharing the beautiful poem with us.

  5. You have stars
    in your bones... I love that line. Have you ever read Strangers in a Strange Land? The picture is incredible. :)

  6. Very beautiful words and a perfect photo to match. Thank you for sharing this.


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