On Being Open

Petals flung open exposing heart and bones
Careless shadows flung into plain sight
Arteries dark secrets illuminated
For those who are looking
Her whole truth is visible
Its shameful flaws bated traps
Breathlessly holding her skirts ready
But nobody runs to escape the revelation
The sun radiates and earth rolls on peacefully as ever


About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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34 Responses to On Being Open

  1. WOW, this just took my breath away! Stunning!

  2. Beautiful words and images, as always Miss Seonaid. Is the flower a type of astrantia? I only know Florida plants, even after being here for 25 (gulp) years ๐Ÿ˜€ PS I gave you a name check on today’s post ( re your yellow squashes). Hope that was okay x

    • Well your flower identifying skills are spot on Kellie, it is indeed an astrantia. It’s one of my favourites, because of the green and pink combination. Also thanks for the name check, and as we are currently drowning in a glut of yellow squashes More will be winging their way towards you ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ladyfi says:

    Wow – simply breathtaking!

  4. janineyork says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! The flowers, the photos, and the poem. It is so inspiring to visit your blog. You have no idea how much you inspire me. I always leave here with so many ideas and aspirations. Thank you for your work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Tina Schell says:

    Loved this one and especially loved your carefree post. Nicely done Seonaid

  6. Julie says:

    I love that the “The sun radiates and earth rolls on peacefully as ever”. The way that it ends the poem with that reassurance: Whatever happens, remember that the earth keeps rolling around on its axis. A beautiful poem. Thank you.

    • Thanks Julie, it’s something I comfort myself with whenever anxiety begins to sneak in, whenever Im struggling to make what feels like an oh so important decision, whenever it feels as though the world might unravel……I just need to look up at the sun or moon, or down at the soft earth and feel grounded ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    you’re a poet – I never knew. Just thought you were an ace photographer ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. ginnietom says:

    wow…a kingly gift on mother’s day…you have to prepare as greeting cards or wallpapers…miss this function on WP…

  9. vastlycurious.com says:

    Petals flung open ! Yes like life should be! Beautiful !

  10. Amy says:

    I’m in awe! Thank you!

  11. Suzanne says:

    How lovely. Your words radiate with peace.

  12. Jeff says:

    Great post. I like the poem too.

  13. restlessjo says:

    I can’t see a single flaw in this post anywhere ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. carolineskanne says:


  15. Linda says:

    Beautiful!!! Thanks!

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