“……this high clean place is only a way station, you know!”


“……this high clean place is only a way station, you know!”

 

Back in scratchy corner did Old Croakie wink and sigh,

“Now I rest, now I soak up peace, now I be all new.”

“Not so snappy, Mr. Hoppy,” swirled a whisper by and by

Out of steeplely cone of dust pushed askew.

 

 

“This here jest be rest-stop, jest be station on the way

“on the path yon critterly questers do pursue.

“When yon friends on journey get filled with Light-ray,

“They be called out to high rocky places and lowly slew.”

 

 

So smoked on dusty voice, “Ye be hoppin’ with critters,

“For they love you and need you and call you along!”

“What be this voice under dust?”gulped Croakey in jitters.

“This dusty voice is Time before Time:  Eternal Song.”

 

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60 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. claudia
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 04:49:44

    yep…important that we’re not just saying in those safe places but go where the people need us to make their way a bit brighter..

    • granbee
      Jun 06, 2012 @ 04:58:50

      So glad you see it this way, Claudia! I can truthfully say that this is the only post in this series that I have started, erased part of, saved the draft, and then finally completed and published the next day. My own travels in Grace and connections and seeking The Light have taught me that we certainly must always continue to get back out on the road in service to others. The way stations are much needed but not to be abused.

  2. willowdot21
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 05:19:28

    This clean place this lean place this place of light and song , is beautiful,old Croak and Old Crow both raised their voices. Some of the critters,Croak and jitters all hippy and hoppy all ready when rested to march on with new further and sing the old song the best song the old song the new one to all paths to high paths and low paths all happy and tuneful and light! XX

  3. Jeannie
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 08:37:56

    granbee, since I’m new to reading your blog, is this part of a series? It contains a powerful message!

    • granbee
      Jun 07, 2012 @ 02:42:41

      Yes, Jeannie, it is most definitely part of a series of books, allegorical fairy tales of critterly folk on several different journeys, this one being the first.

      • Jeannie
        Jun 07, 2012 @ 06:59:35

        I’m going to go back through so I can read them all. Don’t you love having projects? This sounds not only fun, but enlightening. Of course, I’m a sucker for fairy tales. 🙂

        • granbee
          Jun 08, 2012 @ 05:30:35

          Jeannie, I think you will get quite a kick out of going all the way back to late November, when this journey started! The first segment was an Advent post. I adore fairty tales, am having tons of fun, and yet feel a huge responsibility with this series in reaching out to all peoples everywhere!

          • Jeannie
            Jun 08, 2012 @ 10:46:27

            In November is where I’ll start then! How fun this will be 🙂

            • granbee
              Jun 09, 2012 @ 03:42:34

              WOW, Jeannie! A true voyager and quester you are! Thank you!

              • Jeannie
                Jun 09, 2012 @ 07:44:52

                I’m starting the reading this evening and what do you know? I can’t leave a comment!! I’ve tried 4 times now! So I’m pressing the like button and want to tell you this first story I’m reading is adorable! (Wear Your Own Stripes)!

                • granbee
                  Jun 09, 2012 @ 22:40:53

                  Jeannie, I think I have my comments sections on each post to be closed after 30 days. I am considering resetting it, okay? I’ll think about how that would affect my workload over the weekend! So very pleased you enjoyed the “Wear Your own Stripes” post! You could do as some have done, and leave a list of short commentary phrases with each post title in my About page. I am SO flattered beyond words that you are going back to read all of these critterly journey segments posted so far! Bless you!

  4. writinggomer
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 08:53:09

    Found you this time from twitter! 🙂

    “When yon friends on journey get filled with Light-ray,
    That line was awesome! I love that…being filled with Light-ray. How cool is that?

    I can safely say that you shine forth His light, and lend encouragement to us all. 🙂

    See the Light yonder?
    It shines for you, and you…
    See the Light up there?
    Reach up and take hold
    See the Light that goes before you?
    Follow the Light out of night

    • granbee
      Jun 07, 2012 @ 02:44:15

      Greg, you always honor me so very much with your poetic commentaries! Thank you! Somehow, you were one of my blogging friends I did think of when typing in that “Light-ray” line!

  5. Cat Forsley
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 19:08:49

    I TOTALLY GET IT GRANBEE……
    I TOTALLY DO ………
    IN YOUR POETRY THERE IS SUCH INNOCENT WISDOM ……….
    THE BEST KIND – 🙂 TO ME AT LEAST …..
    I HAVE MISSED OUR DISCUSSIONS TOO – I HAVE BEEN IN A KIND OF DAY DREAM PLACE ………
    AND IT’S ALL GOOD ……..
    LOVE ALWAYS XOXO
    C

    • granbee
      Jun 07, 2012 @ 02:45:43

      Cat,as I said on your blog, I am really thrilled to see you frolicking in your daydream phase! “Innocent wisdom” is EXACTLY the kind we learn from these critters–and from all the creatures in our world,if we only stop and pay attention long enough!

      • Cat Forsley
        Jun 07, 2012 @ 04:18:11

        THANK YOU GRANBEE …..
        THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE …….:)
        YOU ARE SO WISE AND YOU READ ME SO WELL ………… DAYDREAMS ARE MY BRIDGE UP………..
        LIKE SUE SAID SEEMINGLY A MILLION YEARS AGO – SHE SAID – ENJOY YOUR LIFE – OR LIVE YOUR LIFE …..:)
        IT WASN’T A MILLION YEARS AGO – BUT IT FEELS LIKE I HAVE KNOWN YOU LADIES FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME ………
        “INNOCENT WISDOM ” IT IS …….
        NO HEAVY DUTY STUFF ………
        MY HEART IS CLEAR –
        MY MIND NO LONGER RACES
        AND I BEGIN ANEW EVERY DAY ……………
        LOVE YOU ,…..
        THANK YOU FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORDS ………

        • granbee
          Jun 07, 2012 @ 04:33:46

          Sue says such ancient wisdom in such fresh new and loving ways that her comments and posts seem as though they echo throughout all the ages, dont’ they? How wonderful a community of writing ladies we do enjoy! So very pleased you are filled with fun and joy these days, Cat!

  6. Cat Forsley
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 05:33:36

    THEY DO……….
    AND I AM…….
    THANK YOU XO

  7. Soma Mukherjee
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 18:50:56

    “This dusty voice is Time before Time: Eternal Song”…oh so true and it guides us well to take care of people who need us
    stop not now for the journey is not complete
    stop not now for others will need you
    stop not now as He has not given up hope
    stop not now and He will guide you

  8. mtsweat
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 22:12:09

    …searching for a city not made with human hands! Awesome granbee! Thanks you good friend and God bless.

  9. totsymae1011
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 18:23:24

    Nice one, Granbee. Spun like a modern-day Shakespeare with a southern twist to bible learning.

    • granbee
      Jun 09, 2012 @ 02:53:59

      Tots, it takes one to know one, doesn’t it? I should have known a Mississippi/Georgie girl would pick up on this Southern waystation (just gettin’ out of the heat for a spell, don’t you know?) take on resting to prepare for the next task on life’s journey! Love your comments, girl!

  10. cottonbombs
    Jun 09, 2012 @ 02:17:28

    Rose! I liked this post very much! The idea of time beneath the dust is beautifully poetic. To hear such a subtle voice means you have great sense and sensitivity. I have always found that with you, Rose, but today you really showed it off!

    • granbee
      Jun 09, 2012 @ 02:56:12

      Wow, Peter, you really are outdoing yourself with affirmative action here for this ol’ lady’s poetry! Thank you so very much, dear man! Yes, the longer I practice walking and guided meditations, the more I hear voices in the dust! So pleased to have this ability applauded instead of ridiculed! See why I need your comments so much?

  11. Sue Dreamwalker
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 02:33:52

    Once of your best yet Granbee, Love the concept of Time as you incorperate it here.. You know me and my own thing about ‘Time’
    Each of us need to stop a little while upon that station, as we fill ourselves up.. As we often get buried beneath the ‘Dust’ing of our thoughts.. as we allow them to cloud our light….
    Im always happy to drop by Granbee’s own Light Station here as Im filled up and renewed,.. Loving our Critters Journey… Love you and your Light Granbee,. A sister who always sings an Eternal Song….
    Love and Light to you ~Sue

    • granbee
      Jun 12, 2012 @ 06:33:54

      Your commentaries are always so wise and so light-filled themselves that I am deeply humbled and deeply honoured, Sue! Yes, that little voice from time-beyond-time, dusty and yet clearly heard, is what keeps me writing and journeying and being blessed with such wonderful fellow questers as yourself!

      • Sue Dreamwalker
        Jun 13, 2012 @ 02:23:41

        Many thanks Granbee, but I am merely a woman upon her own journey, seeking that which enlightens her trails.. and she too has to hop and crawl and swim until she learns how to fly.. 🙂 Love to you also my dear sister in Spirit.. xx We travel on together always one step at a ‘Time’ until the Time is right.. 🙂 xxxx

  12. lscotthoughts
    Jun 13, 2012 @ 23:34:26

    “This here jest be rest-stop, jest be station on the way
    “on the path yon critterly questers do pursue.
    “When yon friends on journey get filled with Light-ray,
    “They be called out to high rocky places and lowly slew.”

    The journey is not complete, for helping others be filled with Light-ray is yet to come~Beautiful, gentle and inspirational, as always, Rose. I apologize for taking so long…I’ve been in somewhat of a “funk” and am even farther behind on reading. I think I need a big dose of Granbee! Hugs and love~

    • granbee
      Jun 16, 2012 @ 23:25:25

      Lauren, we all need a break away from blogging sometimes. I just took a three-day one, myself. So very pleased you found this post “gentle” in spirit. I have always found that the creatures of the natural world teach us very gently and profoundly all at the same time!

  13. bardessdmdenton
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 23:35:53

    I especially love the last line, Rose:
    “This dusty voice is Time before Time: Eternal Song.”
    One to remember…

    • granbee
      Jun 26, 2012 @ 04:48:10

      Thanks so much for your wonderful affirmation of my choice of this line, Diane! This means a great deal to me, as I hear this Voice often on dusty lanes in this summer heat!

  14. eof737
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 04:47:05

    I like that concluding comment of it being time after time… 🙂

  15. Indira
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 12:51:45

    Loved your meaningful poem, “For they love you and need you and call you along!”Just to hear this is encouraging. I love reading all the comments also.

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