September 21, 2011


food and places and people and cat of late.
here is a poem for you, too.

How does
a part of the world
leave the world?

How does wetness
leave water?

Dont’ try to put out fire
by throwing on more fire!

Don’t wash a wound
with blood.

No matter how fast you run,
your shadow keeps up.

Sometimes it’s in front!
Only full overhead sun
diminishes your shadow.

But that shadow
has been serving you.

What hurts you,
blesses you.

is your candle.

Your boundaries
are your quest.

I could explain this,
but it will break
the glass cover
on your heart,
and there’s no fixing that.

You must have
shadow and light source

and lay your head
under the tree of awe.

When from that tree
feathers and wings
sprout on you,
be quieter than a dove.

Don’t even open your mouth
for even a coo.

-Shadow and Light by Jelal’uddin Rumi, from The Soul of Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks)

for some moments, i think i have lost love and i think i had turned cold and frozen. but poems (the closest to the fluttering-heart) teach me forevermore that love should never turn me into someone i wish never to be.

i am soft and melted, always. like icecream.


Lindsey said...

I love the dreamy quality of these. And you always add the best snippets of writing <3

skeletaldreams said...

These photos are so beautiful (as always!) - they're making me very hungry. And that poem is beautiful. Lovely post, dear. I always love visiting your magical blog x

jkd said...

I love these picures!

Jane said...

Those rosebud candle is so lovely, and that good looks so amazing (the sweet stuff especially)!

Brenda said...

I always happen to read your posts in the morning... (they always have me headed straight to my kitchen after seeing all of the delicious food!) I love crepes too ^-^

Lovely poem and thoughts. I happen to be in the same state as you.... <3

Aya Smith said...

Oh, the food!!! Gorgeous photos PLUS... I am super hungry right now.

Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

The PvdH Journal said...

Beautiful post.... and that food extravaganza!

soft and melted always, like icecream... I think I am too!

Cassidy said...

FOOD! This post is full of yummy food that I would like to eat haha. Lovely pictures!

Sue Lyn said...

mmm hungrrryyy~~ hahaha. love the poem tasha! <3

Sidsel T. said...

Lovely pictures, Tasha, so dreamy. I'm not much of a fan of food photography, but I always love seeing your take on it.
You are so right on love, it should never turn us into someone we wish never to be. Too bad we seem to forget it sometimes, 'cause I think that's the moment we really get hurt, 'cause we hurt the ones who really know us as well.

I loved the final "ice cream-thing"!
You always have the prettiest blog!

brigduong said...

the food photos just made me hungry and i think i'll grab something to eat after writing this haha, lovely photos!

and i love the "i am soft and melted, always. like icecream" :)

Louise said... my belly is growling. Those cupcakes! Oh my! The pizza... the... everything. Dayum!

galatea. said...

soo much yummy food in this!! like that almond crepe mmm xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh at all of the amazing food! I haven't had lunch yet and was slightly hungry but now after seeing all of this I am definitely hungry. :D

I love the poem, so beautiful! As are the photos. I've missed reading your blog and seeing your photos. ^_^

Anonymous said...

All these food photos make me hungry, mmm.. ^^

Athena. said...

You are wonderful. Thank you for your words a while ago, they mean a lot to me -- all my love, xxx

Sydney said...

very meaningful poem. love the strawberry juice and cat shots x