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I’m looking forward to the week-end to get outside in nature with my camera.  Here’s a poem that expresses what I’m feeling.

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Be Outside. – Poem by Miki Byrne

Step outside the box.
Build fires and be Gypsies.
Let your little space feel huge
And yours alone.

Grow jungles where cats may prowl.
Sit under stars framed by man-made apexes.
Keep your fences mended
And the space within, your own Serengeti.

Refuse the closed doors and windows.
The air, the sky, the very night itself
Calls “Come out! ”
Do not have a city-dwellers fear of un-walled spaces.

But find in a garden small
Some of Eden’s traces.
A roof of inky softness, a flowers sweet aroma.
Be outside, leave the box. Come home.

I hope you all have a wonderful week-end and get outside your box for a little while.
Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2017 & Nik Silver Efex Pro| NYC from the High line
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42 Comments

  1. I hope that you had a chance to get outside! We returned to flood warnings and lots of rain. Good thing I was tired so it wasn’t too disappointing. 🙂

  2. I liked the many windows, the fire escape ladders and the great poem by Miki Byrne. It was a beautiful suggestion and I took a long walk with youngest daughter and we went to see the very moving, spiritual film, “The Shack.” Have a beautiful week ahead, Deborah. xo

    • Sounds like you had a lovely day with your daughter.

      I wish you a wonderful week too! xx

      • I really like the unique perspective of your photograph. It is like a story starter or inspiration for a poem, Deborah.
        Thank you for being happy for my day, as well as the wish for a wonderful week. 🙂

  3. I love the poem so much! Gorgeous photo too

  4. I love the picture and the poem! Wonderful

  5. The best poem yet…. Get outside your box can be taken so many ways!

  6. Buildings like that always remind me of Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti cover. Like forever. I know it’s odd, but it’s true.
    Nice choice in poetry, too. April and October are my favorite “getting around” months 🙂

  7. love it!

  8. gorgeous shot. filled – with layers of meaning. I love it! I think most of us, are caged inside 4 walls of some description…….
    beautiful poem and message!! it is, when we return and touch the earth and nature that we can relax. and breathe. we unwind from things we never knew were coiled within. Deborah, I have no idea what it is about your art, photographs, etc but they definitely, Sing. And they make me, want to sing, with them. 🙂 amazing

  9. I was outside this morning doing a couple of containers. My challenge was it is in the 40’s and raining. Even after a hot shower, I’ve been freezing ever since. I hope your temperatures are more moderate, and you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    • I hope you’ve warmed up by now! I have little space heaters for the times I am freezing like that.

      I’ll be heading north tomorrow to look for butterflies, wildflowers, and coastal landscapes so I expect it’s going to chilly, and breezy.
      I’m dressing in layers, and taking hand, and toe warmers. 🙂

      I hope you have a wonderful week-end too! Stay warm!

  10. Fantastic image and poem to go along with it. We are seeing new signs of spring every day and getting out of our ‘box’ more!

  11. Outside is where you do your best work. Liked the poem

  12. Yes!
    😀

  13. What a beautiful poem. I totally agree with it.

  14. Such great advice, so beautifully expressed!

  15. To me, this poem says that even in the city, the wilds can be embraced … which I also believe is true! I like the last line so much “Be outside, leave the box. Come home”.

  16. Oh, my! You must be feeling confined! I hope you are greeted by sunshine and lots of flowers and birds on!

    • 🙂 I am a bit. I hiked up the Steep Hill last night just before sunset for the first time in a couple of months. Oh my gosh it was tough! How quickly I get out of shape!!

      On the way up ahead of me I imagined I saw a doe grazing in the new,tall green Spring grass. It wasn’t a doe at all just a small bush. 😦

      I didn’t see any deer, or many birds, but oh it did feel wonderful to get out and stretch my legs! I hope I am greeted by the beauty of which you speak!

      I’m wishing you a beautiful week-end too! xx

      • I’m glad you were able to get out for a walk, even though no lovely creatures came to join you. It is a shock, isn’t it, how quickly we lose tone? 😦 And I think that same bush has been masquerading as a deer here where I walk as well!

  17. Gorgeous post, Deborah! 🙏

  18. Wonderful poem. Have fun with your camera!


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