I have been puttering at painting lately
In the evenings
Swirling things
Playful dreams
Just because.
I think I should try my hand, my brush,
At an elephant and a lotus blossom 
A morning is a funny thing,
Sort of where it begins
And how.
Why does this thought take hold
And not another.
I send a wish through sleepy eyes
Crawl out from the covers,
Sometimes begrudgingly
Usually with a note of what will come next
And, it does come next.
Those morning moments unfold
One beyond another..


Coffee, but not too much
A candle flame warms the darkness, but not too much
A zebra pen pauses over an empty savannah, but not for too long.
Lemonade and lotus blossoms..
I can’t quite stop thinking of them
Lotus blossoms and lemonade
They’re just there is all
In my wanderings, and they sound so lyrical together
Tart yellow citrus and a hearty flower
…the blossoming of enlightenment 
Mostly, I like the song they sing together 
But, I shall keep them close this day to see if they have another gift.
Everything becomes a piece of music to me
I’m not certain why
Nevertheless, I am grateful 
For the rock and the jazz, the country and the classical 
I love it all…



Today is Thorsday 
The day of Thor
Which sets me to conjuring a realm
Full of mythos and legend 
I cross the rainbow bridge
And climb into the world tree
I love that image
Of a world tree
With roots and branches reaching in every direction
So much farther than I could ever see
Home to an infinitude of life
Nearly unfathomable to me
Yet, I try to fathom it.
A gentle smile comes over me
As I imagine so many animals
From tiny to enormous 
Gentle giants and busy scurriers 
I suspect humans are the scurriers.
Have you ever watched an elephant
Listening to Beethoven
Played on a piano 
In wide open spaces..


How I would dearly love to spend my days in such a way as that
Making beautiful music for elephants 
How worthy…of time..
Imagine..zillions of elephants 
Living in the world tree
Swaying peacefully 
To the sounds of Moonlight Sonata 
The whole tree rocking with them
And, all the little ones 
Drifting to sleep
Under a midnight sun 
And a noontime moon
In the protective embrace 
Of the mighty world tree
…a lingering lullaby
For the whole cosmos…

suzanne
❤️
****
ellie894 January 30, 2020

78 thoughts on “a lullaby for the cosmos…

  1. I love the graduated blues at the end of the path through the trees!
    Lemonade and Lotus Blossoms conjures a cool breeze on a warm, lazy, peaceful day.🧘‍♀️ I can imagine seeing tree branches swaying… from elephants dancing?🐘💃🏼🎶 I think I would hear the ‘Dance Of The Hours’ by Ponchielli though…too much Disney Fantasia😉🤷🏼‍♀️
    You paint lovely pictures with your colors, your words, and your beautiful spirit! Thank you for sharing them with us!😍🥰🌈🌞🌠🌻🍃

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    1. I had to go listen! Ponchielli, that’s so cool. I recognized it as soon as it started playing but I couldn’t have told you his name. Now I can! Thanks! When I’m on that path I’m really walking the other direction. Every once in a while I make myself turn around. It’s always nice to remind myself how pretty it is backwards. 😂. Thank you Angie, for all the lovely thoughts!! 🥰☀️🌸🐘🤗💞

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  2. So beautiful… and reminding me so much of my mother… she is/was a whimsical, creative soul, just like the soul of this poem… and she used to play Moonlight Sonata. What a beautiful waxing moon image, too… just lovely, Suzanne… like you. 💕🌒🤗🙏

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    1. I’m very touched Lia…did she play the piano. Your mother’s soulful creative whimsy…she shared every bit of it with you…your strong beautiful spirit comes through in your writing no matter what the subject is…thank you so very dearly Lia, please take care. Love and hugs 🤗🌙🙏💞

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  3. Magnificent! The poetry and the artwork warms my soul, as I have been feeling a little damp and gray like the weather lately. Funny story, Suzanne, I just started my own venture down “brush” lane. I am secretly and playfully experimenting with watercolors…To Creative Inspiration! Thank you so much for this! ☀️Erika

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    1. Erika! That’s wonderful! That’s just what I’ve been doing. Giving myself permission to play! I smudge and mess up plenty but I’m finding I love it very much. It has a meditative quality to it that I hadn’t expected. I look forward to seeing yours. I see you have a couple of new posts up, about to pop over. Thank you dearly for your encouraging comments. Always nice to hear from you! Take care, suzanne ❤️😊

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  4. Dear friend, oh how I enjoyed this! I feel myself transported to an ethereal world of pure beauty, peace, and eternal, gentle celebration. There are so many soul-touching treasures to be found within your art! Love the question “why does this thought take hold, and not another” – a very interesting question to ponder! I feel your art as a symphony of love, and care, and kindness, and appreciation for the countless marvels of life…Thank you so much for reconnecting me with these wonderful feelings and sharing your profound musings and impressions with us. They are a testimony for the beauty and kindness of your being! Much love and hugs 💖xoxo

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    1. …thank you, for reading so thoughtfully, for taking time to be here in this wonder of possibilities, for pondering the questions!, for hearing the song…thank for such lovely thoughts that have me smiling as this day begins. Your visits are always a treasure my dear friend, your spirit glows! Heaps of hugs and love to you 😊xoxo

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      1. Aw thanks my lovely Suzanne, it´s truly my pleasure – your lines did really move me and are such a gorgeously wonderful creation 🙂 Thanks so much for your sweet sweet words, and I wish you and your beautiful pack a love-and joy-filled weekend with lots of lotus blossoms and elephant-friends/images in whatever kinda way they may appear 🙂 Many hugs and much love xoxo

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  5. WOW, Suzanne!!! How WONDERFUL to see You pick up the brush! You paint such lyrical, dancing, whimisically beautiful pictures with Your words all the time; as You have done here! My heart and mouth can’t stop smiling!!! And Your paintings are FANTASTIC!!! LOVING them! I also have the very happy accident of sitting here listening to Beethoven as I take in Your blog. That’s not something I usually do! So I felt taken for Your ride on every level this morning! Now THAT’S a way to start a day!!! Yay and Thank You so very much!!! Huge hugs and Cheers to You and PAINT ON!!! ❤️🤗🦋💕😊

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    1. Happy morning Katy!!! You’ve made mine with your sweet and generous heart! How cool that Beethoven was a happenstance in the moment of reading. 🎶 your own magical offerings inspire me to keep playing with colors. Your kindness is super encouraging to me, thank you so very dearly. Keep those ducks happy and hugged! 🤗❤️🦋🎉

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      1. You are soooo fun, Lovely Suzanne!!! You just gifted my first laugh of the day. I will indeed keep my ducks happy and hugged! That puts life tasks in a whole new joyful perspective! 😅And it’s absolutely my pleasure!!! Cheers to playing with colors, waddling joyfully with ducks and allowing our imaginations to run around barefoot through paint! Huge hugs and Rock on!!! 🤗❤️🌈🦋😊

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  6. You painted your imagination beautifully in words and art work. Actually would love spend every day like this. I was carried away by your beautiful words. Its amazing Suzanne. Love it. 💖🕊🤗 Peaceful

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  7. I think perhaps that’s what elephants have wanted to do since the tree was a seedling, and the elephants themselves were simply wandering trunks, waiting for their bodies to catch up.

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    1. Such beautiful notions. I do believe you’re quite right..thank you so very much. Trunks and trees
      elephants and bees
      Packed for a journey
      Or climbing the skies
      Even lumbering giants
      Were once small
      And wide eyed
      With wonder
      At the song in us all 🎶

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  8. Your painting and the words here are beautiful. “Have you ever watched an elephant listening to Beethoven” is a fantastic phrase/question, too. Thanks for sharing. I don’t know how I missed this.

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