Holding up the sky

Inside iron, you can find velvet;

Inside the hard, a soft centre –

And in the petal, there resides

The strength to hold up the sky.

Flower copy

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97 responses

  1. beautiful….:)

    July 3, 2014 at 15:09

  2. Beautiful poem and photo. I love the idea of tenderness despite whatever harshness is apparent on the outside.

    July 3, 2014 at 15:16

  3. This took my breath away Fiona! Thank you for such a lovely moment this morning.
    Val x

    July 3, 2014 at 15:20

  4. Reblogged this on Find Your Middle Ground and commented:
    This photo and poem from Lady Fi took my breath away today.
    Enjoy this precious moment.
    Val x

    July 3, 2014 at 15:21

  5. Beautiful! I come here via Val this morning.
    Diana xo

    July 3, 2014 at 15:29

  6. Distilled beauty – the merging of soft and strong. Lovely, Lady Fi.
    Precious poetry too!

    July 3, 2014 at 15:33

  7. Exquisite! Words and image…

    July 3, 2014 at 15:35

  8. Wonderful light and wise words.
    Best regards, Synnöve

    July 3, 2014 at 15:43

  9. beautiful poetic view you have.

    July 3, 2014 at 15:55

  10. Oh! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 3, 2014 at 16:25

  11. thesmittenimage

    This is just stunning.. in every way.

    July 3, 2014 at 16:39

  12. beautiful pic…nice perspective
    and oh how powerful the petals….
    ha

    July 3, 2014 at 17:01

  13. Beautifully written. In apparent weakness there can, indeed, be strength!

    July 3, 2014 at 17:14

  14. It is blowing a fume into heaven, beautiful photo.

    July 3, 2014 at 17:30

  15. What a beautiful start for my day, Fiona!! Exquisite capture and wise, wonderful words! Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend!

    July 3, 2014 at 18:00

  16. Something so diverse in your portfolio my friend…lovely.

    July 3, 2014 at 18:06

  17. Very nicely caught. It looks very much as if it was charged with sun power and then emitted it as a more material essence. Very evocotive. :-)

    July 3, 2014 at 18:22

  18. So very artistic!!

    July 3, 2014 at 18:36

  19. Now if only everyone could realize their inner strength…:)JP

    July 3, 2014 at 18:54

  20. This looks as if the flower is giving light to the sky! Illuminating!

    July 3, 2014 at 19:07

  21. daryledelstein

    bokeh bubbling beauty

    July 3, 2014 at 19:10

  22. Absolutely STUNNING))) x

    July 3, 2014 at 19:54

  23. The words are beautiful and the photo is stunning.

    July 3, 2014 at 20:01

  24. Lovely image and poetry!

    July 3, 2014 at 20:42

  25. A beautiful photograph, and a truly, truly beautiful quote.

    July 3, 2014 at 21:08

  26. Pat

    Gorgeous.

    July 3, 2014 at 21:37

  27. An in your photos, beauty and magic.
    Thank you.

    July 3, 2014 at 21:46

  28. Great photo, really touching quotation.

    July 3, 2014 at 22:12

  29. Pat

    Like a torch! very beautiful mastery of Bokeh! well done

    July 3, 2014 at 22:17

  30. Ela

    This is just beautiful :)

    July 3, 2014 at 22:32

  31. What a beautiful photo and what a fantastic quote to go with it. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

    July 3, 2014 at 22:34

    • Glad you enjoyed my poetry…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      July 4, 2014 at 06:23

  32. Beautiful, Fiona.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    July 3, 2014 at 22:42

  33. mir

    a big responsibility for a daisy..

    July 3, 2014 at 23:49

  34. what a lovely image. I love the golden colors and the bokeh is beautiful! Have a happy weekend!

    July 4, 2014 at 00:03

  35. So delightful…strong and soft rolled into one :-)

    July 4, 2014 at 00:22

  36. Completely stunning!

    July 4, 2014 at 01:53

  37. Greetings from Bangkok! Wonderful photo and words – very special.
    Wren x

    July 4, 2014 at 01:56

  38. A stuuning shot!

    July 4, 2014 at 02:34

  39. Fascinating image!

    July 4, 2014 at 02:38

  40. Absolutely gorgeous! Hard to beat nature…

    July 4, 2014 at 02:48

  41. I love this!! Beautiful!

    July 4, 2014 at 02:52

  42. How lovely! Made me smile and think and smile some more.

    July 4, 2014 at 03:46

  43. Exquisite!

    July 4, 2014 at 03:46

  44. yep what louisianabelle said.

    July 4, 2014 at 04:34

  45. Sheer (back lighted) poetry!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

    July 4, 2014 at 04:50

  46. indrani

    Wow! Fantastic photography.

    July 4, 2014 at 05:52

  47. Looks so lovely!

    July 4, 2014 at 06:28

  48. Excellent composition. Love the way you use stray lights as an subject for your shot.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex’s World! – http://www.kakinan.com/alex

    July 4, 2014 at 07:39

  49. Jim

    Beautiful shot.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

    July 4, 2014 at 08:15

  50. Stunner!!

    July 4, 2014 at 08:29

  51. What a wonderful picture !!

    July 4, 2014 at 08:37

  52. A magical melting of colour and light. So enchanting.

    July 4, 2014 at 08:58

  53. Love your photo! Makes me feel so peaceful inside :)

    July 4, 2014 at 09:22

  54. Fantasy art and finesse! Beautiful photo!

    July 4, 2014 at 10:33

  55. Stunningly beautiful photo, the lighting is so pretty

    July 4, 2014 at 10:37

  56. A different way of looking at skies, very beautiful !

    July 4, 2014 at 10:59

  57. So simple and beautiful in that late summer light … I love it!

    July 4, 2014 at 11:10

  58. everything about this photo makes me sigh – the light, the bokeh and composition – just wonderful!

    July 4, 2014 at 11:18

  59. Inspirational!

    July 4, 2014 at 14:00

  60. The translucence of the petals is stunning!

    July 4, 2014 at 15:41

  61. Beautiful and I love the “the strength to hold up the sky”

    July 4, 2014 at 15:41

  62. Al

    Gorgeous – I love how you have the light flowing up from the flower.

    July 4, 2014 at 15:53

  63. Dazzling and very creative shot ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    July 4, 2014 at 16:37

  64. Love it!

    July 4, 2014 at 17:14

  65. Majestic! You always find the best perspectives LadyFi.

    July 4, 2014 at 17:42

  66. Another sublime image Fiona j’adore.

    July 4, 2014 at 18:01

  67. That is truly glorious, it cheered me immensely.

    July 4, 2014 at 18:33

  68. Wonderful image.

    July 4, 2014 at 19:25

  69. Beautiful sunny shots.

    July 4, 2014 at 21:29

  70. A magical and lovely shot! So great!

    July 4, 2014 at 21:48

  71. A wonderful photo.

    July 4, 2014 at 22:32

  72. Hudson Howl

    At first glance before I read the words I thought of a ritual burning of sorts -a torched flower effigy for the Sun. This image evokes a profound and varying message. Thank you for sharing.

    July 5, 2014 at 04:00

  73. Of the several photos shared here today, yours has the most creative element to it. Wow!

    July 5, 2014 at 06:52

  74. oh une merveille ce cliché,belle lumière

    July 5, 2014 at 10:04

  75. What a beauty! Lovely! Can’t seem to get enough of it!

    My Yatra Diary…

    July 5, 2014 at 11:01

  76. Stunning!

    July 5, 2014 at 15:12

  77. I like the way the flower seems to be emitting light or a substance. Fine shotl

    July 5, 2014 at 15:55

  78. Wow! That’s a very special shot.

    July 5, 2014 at 16:12

  79. Lovely!

    July 5, 2014 at 16:19

  80. magical

    July 5, 2014 at 16:34

  81. Another beautiful photo. I like the simplicity of daisies

    July 5, 2014 at 22:41

  82. What a beautiful way to describe the picture. Loved it!

    July 6, 2014 at 18:37

  83. in the most fragile, a hidden strength. Lovely, Fi! Looks like you’re having a magical summer.

    July 7, 2014 at 04:06

  84. Beautiful!~ Apparently you have no bugs:)

    July 7, 2014 at 07:32

  85. Gorgeous! Love the golden light. :)

    July 7, 2014 at 09:07

  86. Nydelig … i ord og bilde. Ha en fortsatt fin sommer! Klem Irene

    July 7, 2014 at 09:53

  87. These are magical shots, and I love them!

    July 7, 2014 at 13:28

  88. Great shot and the words are so fitting.

    July 7, 2014 at 13:31

  89. Anonymous


    Perfect composition, a nice flower with superb lights.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    July 7, 2014 at 19:18

  90. chaitalipatel2000

    Gosh that is just incredibly beautiful!

    July 8, 2014 at 18:57

  91. very beautiful. Love the bokeh.

    July 9, 2014 at 00:08

  92. Beautiful!

    Linda

    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

    July 9, 2014 at 18:58

  93. Love this picture!

    July 10, 2014 at 03:35

  94. This is so beautiful!!

    July 14, 2014 at 06:03

  95. It took my breath away, looking at it. Beautiful, magical image!
    I like the poem
    EmCi

    July 17, 2014 at 05:43

  96. congrats on your POTW!

    July 21, 2014 at 00:07

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