Saturday, November 29, 2014

Reveille and Reverie

A L O H A !
  Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Inst.) by Calm Baby on Grooveshark

“Sit in reverie, 
and watch
 the changing color 
of the waves
that break 
upon the idle seashore 
of the mind”
                       Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“He does not need opium.
 He has the gift of reverie.”
                              Anais Nin

“One of the best things
 about paintings
 is their silence-
which prompts reflection 
and random reverie.”
                                Mark Stevens 

“It is a good idea 
to be alone 
in a garden 
at dawn or dark 
so that all 
its shy presence 
may haunt you 
and possess you 
in a reverie of 
suspended thought.”
                James Douglas 

 “Do anything 
rather than give 
yourself to reverie”
                     William Ellery Channing 
                        (American moralist)


I have always endeavored
to live in a Reverie.

Music, Musings
of the Mystic
hold for me
an endless

Reverie needs
a space to be.

And creating this 
may require walls.

You might need 
your own apartment.

I did.

Requiring work
and income.

To leave a reverie,
for the hurly burly
of traffic and work
requires arousal-
(NO, not that kind)
- A sort of Reveille.

One steps up to preserve
one's Way of Life!

So blow the bugle
of today's daily tasks!

I will always
carry out
what survival asks!

But reverie
is my home,
my land.

Sharing it with
is that Great
Much More

I'm grateful
for our time together.

Do less, Muse More!

Enjoy the holiday season
that is our Life.

                       Fondly, cloudia



eileeninmd said...

Lovely images and words.. Oh, I dream of being in Hawaii..I can almost feel the warm breeze.. Have a happy weekend!

Giga said...

Beautiful pictures, especially the first and great quotes. Regards.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

After your own words, Anais Nin wins in the quote stakes :) Bon weekend mon amie.

EG CameraGirl said...

That first photo is amazing! I love the reflection. I want to sit there and watch the breaking waves.

Birdman said...

Longfellow: born in Portland Maine. "My Lost Youth" is written about this city.

Brian Miller said... your verse there in the end...was telling someone yesterday that if we just took care of what we needed to do, we would have more time for the things that would bring such reverie....

aloha from va

Adam said...

good quotes

TexWisGirl said...

glad you found your space. :)

Grand Crapaud said...

A reverie is a joy to discover.

Teresa said...

Love the quotes on reverie... and your advice: Do less, muse more!

Charles Gramlich said...

Reverie is nice.

Hilary said...

Love the verse and how beautiful everything fits together here.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Dears 🌴

Indrani said...

Wow! Well done with the post. :)
Happy WW!

Karen S. said...

Me too! It's always a treat to sail or roam the land with you here as well... please, keep taking us on such lovely moments!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots, and such lovely quotes and thoughts, Cloudia!

kaykuala said...

Upon reveille a reverie of things to do to occupy one's mind and efforts. Those with army background will be familiar with reveille. Nice thoughts and pics Cloudia!


Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Wonderful pictures and words from one of my favorite places!

Elephant's Child said...

Reverie is an essential in my world. Thank you for sharing the beauty of yours.

A Cuban In London said...

That first quote sums up nicely how I feel tonight. :-)


Greetings from London.

RedPat said...

I enlarged that first pic and just stared at it for a while, Cloudia!

Chuck Bear said...

A really pretty sky picture!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful golden sunset, Cloudia.

DrumMajor said...

Ahh, I could feel my blood pressure lower just by clicking on your sunset! Sanctuary...for the senses. Mahalo, DrumMajor