Postcards From Paradise: Dressed By Light

Dressed By LightDressed By Light © 2011 Art Lionse

Seeing, in Three Pieces

Somehow we must see
through the shimmering cloth
of daily life, its painted,
evasive facings of what to eat,
to wear? Which work
matters? Is a bird more
or less than a man?


There have been people
who helped the world. Named
or not named. They weren't interested
in what might matter,
doubled over as they were
with compassion. Laden
branches, bright rivers.


When a bulb burns out
we just change it--
it's not the bulb we love;
it's the light.

~ Kate Knapp ~

(Wind Somewhere and Shade)

  About the Photographer:

Art Lionse hails from the South of France. You may find more of his breathtaking flowerwork on and

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  1. My visit here on Sunday morning is beautiful, images and words fill the screen like entering the sweet little churches here.  

    Sue x

  2. Your vast experience, depth of knowledge and good judgement speaks volumes for the quality of posts you share Noelle. Your penetrating insight proves high intelligence . The three pieces are gems which substantiate this. 
    Always waiting for more from you Noelle

  3. looking for light today, in the midst of a world where darkness does exist, but by faith, will not be victorious... (and i love the header illustration)

  4. you dressed me in light with the very first crossing of our paths. how blessed am i to know you close and certain. your light always a precious gift.
    thank you for finding me on a deeply dark day of loss...and now traveling all the seasons so close in my heart.
    i love you!

  5. What a beautiful poem!

  6. The light in the image is just breathtaking. We are so attuned to the light, yet forget that growth tends to come from those periods of darkness.

  7. Breathtaking photo and the poem is exquisite. I had not heard of Kate Knapp before. Are the photographers who you feature on your blog friends of yours. Every photo you post is so spectacular. 

  8. Thank you, Fran. They have become friends through this connection, yes. It
    is a nice relationship. :)

  9. Wow!:o) Thats so awesome! I love the picture of the girl in the water!:o)

  10. It is the one I wanted you to reduce. I did it on my own. It is an original painting.


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