Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Parchment Pages

A L O H A !
“I had always found comfort
 in the leaves,
 in their silence.
 They were like
 a parchment 
that holds words 
of wisdom.
Simply holding them
 in my hand
 gave me 
some of the peace 
a tree possesses.
 To be like that-
to just be-
that's the most noble
 thing of all.”
 
 Silas House, 
A Parchment of Leaves 


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                Warmly, cloudia 

20 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Lovely thought, lovely image. And of course paper has indeed been made out of leaves since time immemorial.

Brian Miller said...

i have often found peace among the trees as well...none more so than in fall...their crinkle like parchment makes for great chatter....smiles...lovely verse to share...

aloha from va

Joop Zand said...

Lovely post and a good picture Cloudia..... nice done.

Greetings, Joop

Anonymous said...

This perspective is a nice change. I like leaves then they provide shade from the tree. A tad annoying when I'm on bag #32 to pick up the pretty little parchments each fall. After a windy day, they made an arrangement on my steps like piles of drifting snow. How many bags would you like? Enough to run and jump into a pile with a wet lollipop? (Respect to Schultz' Peanuts.) DrumMajor

Green Monkey said...

absolute perfection... the leaf, the words... thank you again Cloudia.

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely...

Pierre

G-Man said...

Silas House had wayyyy too much time on his hands.
Aloha Wahine....:-)

Daryl said...

worth the time to re-read ..

Teresa said...

What a wonderful quote!

foongpc said...

Beautiful leaf and lovely quote : )

Myrna R. said...

What a beautiful post. Thanks for it.

TexWisGirl said...

i love this.

Armando Manrique Cerrato said...

A little time to stop and think while leaves fall. Thanks! greetings!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore le title Cloudia, words and image a perfect pair.

LONDONLULU said...

A beauty of a leaf, perfect words for it too...and for today.

Freda said...

I used to have a study on the second floor in amongst the trees - they gave me hope on many a dark day..... Eery Blessing

Charles Gramlich said...

I have seen leaves that are beginning to dry and flakes are falling away, leaving behind a scrawl that looks like elven writing. Sometimes I almost feel I can read it.

PhilipH said...

Next year I'll definitely be turning over a new leaf.

Cloudia said...

New Leaf, ha!

Elven writing. . . mmmmmm!


You folks bring TREASURES! Thanks so much

Adam said...

nice quote