Monday, July 21, 2008

Fields of Gold

The wind implores
the wings of her hair,
But she only soars on
the lift of his words—

I love you.

And when she swoops
into his dark grain,
the flame bends, as
tandem natures cling



A huge thank you to Jason Evans
for honoring me with first place in his
"Running Wind" contest for my entry,
And Miles To Go Before She Sleeps.

A wonderful recognition in a field of
such talent. Congratulations to
all the winners and participants! And to
Jason and Aine, for running such a
flawless, and fun, contest.


*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

I could feel it as I read.The wind,the love,the passion...

Wonderfully woven piece of poetry!

Lena said...

it is like the words just flow as do the feelings.
Amazing lines :)

Aine said...

Such warmth in this, both words and photo.

I really like the phrase: tandem natures cling

But she only soars on
the lift of his words

So true that nature's beauty often disappears in the absence of human connection. Or rather, perhaps the beauty just intensifies in our limited senses when connections are strong.

:) Love that photo...

Anonymous said...

Very nice as always. I love that last bit "as tandem natures cling"

Great photo too!

Sarah Hina said...

Sameera, I'm glad those elements came across for you. I think true passion requires an unshakable connection. Thank you!

I appreciate that, Lena. Rhythm and flow are so integral to a poem's flight.

Very true, Aine. The beauty we can sense in solitary pursuits is rarely as transcendent as those we find with someone whose heart is linked to ours. That warmth more fleeting, too.

And yes, I like that photo, too. :)

Thank you, Paul! I wanted to use the dragonfly in an interesting, albeit subtle way. Those double wings jogged that line from my head. :)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Congratulations on winning the contest!*Applause*

You were a favorite right from the beginning :)

Have a great day!

Scott said...

Congrats, Sarah!

Vesper said...

Extraordinary photo and words!

Huge congratulations on winning Jason's contest! Your work soars...

Charles Gramlich said...

Great poem, and major congrats on winning the "Clarity of Night" contest. Your's was a great entry.

Sarah Hina said...

Thank you, Sameera! You did such a great job commenting on all of the entries. Really enjoyed your support and input. :)

Congrats to you too, Scott! Loved your story. :) And thank you.

Thanks, Vesper. I appreciate that metaphor immensely. :)

Congratulations, Charles! Your entry was also a favorite of mine, and many others. What a great contest!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the win Sarah. I always like it when nice and deserving people win stuff.


Beth said...

Hey, I stopped by to congratulate on your big wins at Jason's. You were my top pick so I was glad to see what I loved validated some more. =)

Sarah Hina said...

Thanks, Paul. I feel the same way. Which is why I'm glad that you and so many other fine people and writers were honored, too. :)

Aw, thanks, Beth. I really do appreciate your saying that. You were so supportive of my entry throughout. It means a lot!

Josh said...

Congrats, Sarah!

V said...

congrats for the win.
You write so simple yet so touching.

Sheri said...

Sarah, congratualtions! I really did love your entry and I am not surprised you won in the least!

Sarah Hina said...

Thanks, Josh! You, too. :)

V, what a kind thing to say. I appreciate that, and thanks for stopping by!

Thanks so much, Sheri. You also had a strong entry, and I can't wait to see how you fashion it into a novel.

Yours wouldn't be the first novel to come out of a Clarity of Night contest. Jason's contests are creative breeding grounds. :)

Anonymous said...

So well deserved, Sarah. Huge congratulations!!!

(And that picture. Damn.)

Tandem natures.
Soaring indeed.

Sarah Hina said...

I'm honored, Jason. It means a lot.

(I think you mean, Da-amn... And thank you! :) )

Actually, I think the photo outperformed the poem in this case. But I'm glad those lines sang to you.

Bernita said...

Ah Girl, it was a lovely piece and most deserving.

Sarah Hina said...

Thanks so much, Bernita!

Ello said...

You so deserved it!

And what a beautiful poem.