Liturgy of a Lake

July 22, 2011
By Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran


Water like a lion’s breath
That rising softened heat
A ripple up above me
The sky beneath my feet
The waves bring my body
To where my spirit’s gone:
Beneath the green and glassy lake
Where a flame is burning on
Rejoicing in this moment
I whisper a watery prayer
Inhaling the steady current
And drinking honeysuckle air
The breeze prepares communion
As my soul is served on ice
When I hear the solemn footsteps
Of our dear beloved, Christ


The author's comments:
The sacred moments, they are quiet memories in the heart of my mind.

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on Feb. 9 2012 at 10:58 am
restlessoul BRONZE, Germantown, Tennessee
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Beautiful. Are you a Christian?

leafy said...
on Jan. 13 2012 at 3:46 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Reading this, a scene unfolded in my mind: a figure, floating almost, in that blissful state after death and before Judgement. It is, as Stargirl says, quite beautiful, which is not much of a surprise, coming from you :)

on Dec. 16 2011 at 4:57 pm
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

Death is relief for those who have grown too weary and a new adventure for the young who answer his call. It is more often those who are left behind that feel pain in death, and that is why, among the living, death is porteyed as a cruel and terrible thing, but on the other side, death is just the gateway to everything that you can imagine and everything that I lack words to explain.

on Aug. 12 2011 at 9:30 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Yes, yes (I mutter, grinning mischeviously), it all comes down to the moustache.

She really should have. Luna's great, I very much agree; she's one of the characters I most admire (mostly because she's so unusual, and I admire the unusual). And a Stargirl, indeed. What would the world do without you Stargirls? I shudder to consider the possibility.


on Aug. 11 2011 at 8:10 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Sirius was awesome, and Lupin was even cooler. (The actor played Faramir in Lord of the Rings.) Moustaches always get good marks. Evanna has the coolest story, I think she and her character should have gotten more screen time. Luna is one of my most favorite characters anyway, she's one of the many stargirls in this world, fictional or otherwise :)

on Aug. 11 2011 at 1:49 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

The guys who played Lupin and Sirius were great actors (and both had excellent moustaches). I think the best one, though, was Evanna Lynch; she captured Luna with curious precision.

on Aug. 11 2011 at 12:19 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Yes, I think David Yates has a problem with emotion, maybe all the directors did. Though I thought they did Sirius pretty well, and Lupin was awesome up until the last movie. 

on Aug. 11 2011 at 9:24 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Indeed. Everyone thought that he had all the answers, and that's why they trusted him and drew comfort from him. But like you said, he remained human, so human. The film failed to capture the humanity of all of the deceased characters; Dumbledore, Lily and James, Sirius, and Lupin: they were all so apathetic, so unlike the book.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 5:00 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Ahhh, Dumbledore... An overflowing chalice of wisdom, and yet he is still able to remain human and flawed. That's something that I really thought was missing in the last movie. 

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:57 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

You've got it! Dumbledore, more than anyone else I can think of, had his affairs completely in order. That's why his happiness was so palpable in King's Cross station.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:49 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

It's quite true and you don't even remember saying it!

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:34 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

My goodness, it's been so long; I've forgotten that I said that! :) It's true, though.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:14 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

LOL I find hilarious that I'm quoting you to answer you. Didn't you say, "It is often longed for by those who are suffering but avoided at all costs by those who have so much to live for."?  Burning alive is horrible yes, there's nothing pretty or graceful about it,  and you can't spin it any other way.  But perhaps when you fall asleep it can be considered peaceful.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 9:37 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I don't think Death is ever bad, it's needed. But it comes, often, at inconvenient times; which leads us to think that it can be bad.

Dying, however, can be quite horrible, needless to say.


on Aug. 9 2011 at 10:25 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Death is like everything else on Earth, good and bad.

on Aug. 9 2011 at 11:19 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Er, yes. I think that's a good word to describe it.

Death can be pretty, in a way, so I tried to write my poem accordingly.


on Aug. 8 2011 at 11:51 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Very... spiritual?  Pretty description of death.

on Aug. 4 2011 at 10:35 am
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Ahahaha, do what you wish, Raven, the completed project always delights. I wait for it's posting eagerly, the title alone is beautiful.

Oh, I think I see, so, if one has things all figured out, or at least to a degree that satisfies, he will not fear death? If one doesn't have any unfinished business in life, death will not seem such a bad thing, I think. 


on Aug. 3 2011 at 8:14 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Hmmm. I see. All right; I will compensate, I think, by writing a longer poem immediately! I have been thinking of writing one called "Consolation from a Lovely Spirit," by the way.

All he meant, I think, was that one has nothing to fear from death if he's got things sorted out in his head. It is only to a badly organized mind that death would seem unpleasant and unwelcoming. So it takes some wisdom and some spirit of adventure.


on Aug. 1 2011 at 4:00 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

You're usual style seems to be much longer, more imagined and storylined. I like both quite a lot, though I am missing the length a little in this one L: That's just my opinion.

Or maybe even just the adventurous mind, as I've never really understood what "well organized mind" means :)



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