Friday, 27 November 2015

{Soulfood Friday}

 It has been a busy and blustery week so today I have some quiet and gentle finds for you from around the inter-webs that have fed my soul over the last few days.

"waldeinsamkeit [vald-ahy-n-zam-kahyt]" 
(noun) A feeling of solitude, being alone in the woods and a connectedness to nature.
 Waldeinsamkeit consists of two words: “Wald” meaning forest, and “Einsamkeit” meaning loneliness or solitude. 
It is the feeling of being alone in the woods, but it also hints at a connectedness to nature.

A beautiful semblance of words I stumbled upon today over at the magical blog Myth and Moor:

Veritas sequitur ...

In the small beauty of the forest
The wild deer bedding down—
That they are there!

Their eyes

Effortless, the soft lips
Nuzzle and the alien small teeth
Tear at the grass

The roots of it
Dangle from their mouths
Scattering earth in the strange woods.
They who are there.

Their paths
Nibbled thru the fields, the leaves that shade them
Hang in the distances
Of sun

The small nouns
Crying faith
In this in which the wild deer
Startle, and stare out.

"Psalm" by George Oppen

The spellbinding photography of Folkloric blog.

And finally a starkly simple and beautiful rendition of a favourite song of mine.

  Every Friday I'll be pausing to notice something from the week that has nourished my soul. 

A special, sacred-everyday moment captured on camera, or perhaps a snippet from a book, a recipe still warm from the kitchen or something whimsical that simply made me smile.
Here are a few simple things that have fed my soul this week. 

What has inspired/fed/nourished your soul this week friends? 
 Feel free to link up to your own soulful spaces either at the bottom of this post or in the comments




  1. Thank you for this. I must be traveling today in rain and sleet. There is consolation here. Wishing you well.

  2. Wonderful poem and photo!
    I love the word "Waldeinsamkeit", it's familiar for me (of course, I'm German) and a feeling like to be in one with all, what could be nicer?
    Have a quiet weekend

  3. I agree with Mascha - beautiful. The word is very difficult to pronounce but its meaning I can so relate to.

  4. What a beautiful concept - even though I'm not even going to try to pronounce the word!!

  5. love that image! yes, I do think we can be alone in nature but not really alone- we share a deep connection with all things...

  6. i love that song!!!


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