Whose is the voice that speaks my name, Aloud or silently, the same,
In gentle speech or radiant song, Unspoken care, forgiving wrong?
Whose is the loving, laughing voice That makes my waiting heart rejoice,
That wakes my hope and lights the sky With stars, to which my sole reply
Is humble gratitude, delight That such a voice breaks through the night
To search me out, my heart in two, And make it whole?
Your voice. Yes, you.
love the prose, and the illustration … have always enjoyed turquoise and lime green in the same space … reminds me of an home-sewn outfit either my mother (or myself) owned way back when
Bet we were practically twins. I also had a favorite Easter dress in those colors in the years when Mom sewed all four of us dresses for every Easter. (Amazing!) I’m glad you enjoyed the familiar combo too!! 😀
Lovely drawing and words.
Thank you kindly, milady! 🙂
Oh, Kathryn, this is so gorgeous, the poem speaks to my heart so perfectly… unspoken care, forgiving wrong… yes, even those – how lovely and perceptive are these words! And the butterfly is awesome, I love your artistic style with lines and really wonderful colors! ♥♥♥ ; ^)
That’s so sweet of you, Aisha! As a person who, if I remember my definitions correctly, chose a name meaning ‘Life’, you would of course appreciate a butterfly as well as the renewal and graces it symbolizes. Many thanks, my dear!
Yes, how wonderful of you, yes, Aisha is the feminine form of “Life!” And it is true, I did choose this name for myself, however, at the time I didnt appreciate how significant that would be for me, with the transformation being so early at the time. How beautiful and perceptive of you, Kathryn, that really makes my day, and I feel I have a more special relationship with the butterfly now that you point this out! May I download a copy of your butterfly image to remember this moment? ♥♥♥♥♥ ;^)
Absolutely, my dearest. I’m so happy the butterfly will have a good place to rest her wings. You *know* that I’ll have to name her Aisha now, don’t you? 🙂
♥♥♥ ; ^) what a beautiful honor! Thanks so much Kathryn! ♥♥♥ ;^)
Terrific, poem and image. So lovely:)
Thank you, Elena. As one who has such mastery of the lyrical image, your encouragement is especially meaningful to me. 🙂
Gorgeous butterfly and words, Kathryn, and your butterfly reminds me of my daughter. She loves them and those are two of her favorite colors, also. xo
What wonderful taste she has!! 😉 But of course, she *is* your daughter. How could she possibly turn out otherwise? 🙂
This is really quite nice, Kathryn.
Thank you, my good man.
Thank you, Karen, I am so pleased you liked it.
Thank you kindly, my love. 🙂
I loved this, and I want that butterfly tattooed on my body somewhere besides the small of my back. You know.
😉 If you use it, be sure to share the results…as long as they’re tattooed somewhere *shareable* besides the small of the back! 😀