SOUL OF RADIANCE (One-Shot Wednesday)



Oh Soul of Radiance 

Friend of the stars

You fill the dark sky

Oh light of my life


I call to you

Please come to me

To hold me close

Your voice in a chant


I will sing this song

To your loving soul

For to lift your heart

And keep you from fear


There is no danger

A lantern to steer

To show you the way

And let in the light


©AmandavdL 2010


84 Responses to “SOUL OF RADIANCE (One-Shot Wednesday)”

  1. WOW!! I took this personally, girl! I felt like you were reading this to me… LOVELY! And very honestly, it brought tears to my eyes…. Gee, you have started your day in a such a sweet way, and with this lovely poem you really have made my evening PERFECT!
    Thank you, sweet Amanda…
    The image, the poem, the soundtrack… all just a GREAT combination… you are one joy spreader!! 🙂

    • Oh my, I am hiding my head and blushing my dear friend…I thought I’d try something different today, away from the norm and am so very happy you liked it. I was a bit nervous as this is also my entry (first timer) for One-Shot Wednesday….we’ll see how we go!! Your approval makes me feel better already!! But then I always look forward to your comments so much, it means a lot to me what you think because I am learning from someone that does wonderful work and I admire you so much! Thanks again my dear friend…you made me smile!! Hugs xxxxx

      • Wow… One Shot!!! Great going, girl!!! A superb start 🙂
        I am yet to write mine… hehhehe…. just lazing about for now…
        Will write in some time (hopefully)

        Cheers girl…. have a lovely day ahead!
        And thanks for all the wonderful things you said about me… you made me soar somewhere between those clouds up there… hehehhe

      • I can’t wait to see yours girlfriend…am always looking forward to your next one!! YOU ROCK!!!! Mwah xxx

  2. What a lovely poem..everything in this one speaks..the soundtrack is always on top of my play list.. such a wonderful read! enjoyed coming here keep it up ..BRAVO! 🙂

    • I so appreciate you being here, it warms my heart and will return the compliment. Your invaluable comment means so much. Thanks my dear friend and have a lovely day ~ Amanda

  3. awesome graphic, beautiful poem. It is so eloquent!

  4. “…For to lift your heart / And keep you from fear.” Very powerful, Amanda. Lovely poem.

    • Adam, thanks so much for your comments…they are invaluable to me and like I said, I was nervous for entering One-Shot…but it makes me smile and happy when you approve. Have a happy day my friend x

  5. we all need friends, like lanterns to help light the way…that pic you chose is amazing too…it had me mesmerized….thanks for linking up to oneshot!

    • Brian, I am honored to be amongst such wonderful artists like you and appreciate your invaluable comments so very much! Very excited to be linking up!! Have a great day my friend ~ Amanda

  6. moondustwriter Says:

    This is such a beautiful poem (lyrical) of hope and promise.
    You keep the reader focused on the light

    bravo my friend for a wonderful One Shot Poetry post
    Smiles form the Moon

  7. As always, I so appreciate your spirit. Rich in expression and thought. – Bill

    • I soooo look forward to your comments Bill, they are invaluable to me and I treasure your presence. Have a wonderful day (or is it sweet dreams?) my dear friend ~ Hugs x

  8. what a love poem with a classic touch. love is really a great source of inspiration.

  9. I spent my forties working with horses – all kinds – every day. Such wonderful creatures that get under your skin, so close, and yet, there is always that sense of them being from another universe; even when they love us, they still remain aloof to so much of who and what we are. We only ever connect for fleeting moments, when we do, it’s pure heaven, and there’s always the possibility that a simple shaded path or flickering rag will frighten them and in their panic they can cause great harm or even kill the caught-unawares rider. This poem and illustration really brought me back to those days – to those feelings of being so close, yet so far away. I really enjoyed it. Thank you!

    • Cindy, your comment made we think of when I was a little girl, my grandparents lived on a farm and a neighbour came visiting with his horse. I was captivated by this wonderful creature and slowly tippy-toed to touch his tail (and not frighten him!!!) Needless to say, I ended up quite a few meters from there. Since then I have overcome my fear, love and respect them to death. I feel a close connection to horses….Thanks for being here my dear friend, I truly appreciate your presence and will gladly return the compliment. Have a great day ~ Amanda x

  10. Beautiful poem and perfectly illustrated. Great graphics unsurpassed anywhere!

  11. A very light and hopeful poem. Great poem and very smoothly written. Can’t wait to see next weeks poem!

    • Thanks so much Corbie…so very happy you liked it and your comment is invaluable to me. I will come and look for you on one-shot because the link is broken here on my page. Have a happy day my friend x

  12. betweenhearts75 Says:

    This is so truly beautiful! Uplifting and lovely imagery. The light sweet so needed much to stay on course and follow in heart. Love this!

    • Girlfriend…it always make me smile to see you here, I look so forward to your comments. Very happy that you liked it, my first try at 0ne-shot and was a bit nervous but it’s all fun. Happy times for you April ~ Hugs x

  13. You shine so brightly in this piece…it is just beautiful and so heartfelt. And the Enya song from Braveheart…oh, it moves me to tears…so beautiful…I have several of Enya’s cd’s…they are so peaceful and uplifting. The image…well it is just entrancing. Wonderful entry for your 1st One Shot Wednesday! Heartspell x:) x 🙂

    • I am so happy you liked it Heartspell…a bit nervous for first time one-shot but it’s all fun! I can listen to Enya’s music from morning till dark…it soothes my soul and brings peace. Just as I feel when I see you here!! Thanks my friend…sweet dreams to you (I think it’s night there?) Hugs x

  14. what dynamic post.
    the image is very powerful!
    Glad to see you smile!

    • Thanks Ji, it’s my first time at one-shot Wednesday…so I’m very exited!! Glad that you liked it and thanks for making me smile 🙂 🙂 🙂 Sending you loads of love x

  15. A seemingly light yet forceful poem Amanda.. Wonderful music too.. gave me goosebumps reading your poem while the music’s playing… And good luck for your one shot Wednesday.. You’ll rock as always 😉 Have a great day ~ hugs

    • Thanks so very much for your well wishes…I have to say the music is very powerful and gave me goose bumps too. So happy you liked it. Sending you much love girlfriend ~ xx

  16. Aw, I don’t think the lovely folks at One shot would want you to be nervous to join their fray. And I don’t see why you would be. You hold much faith and hope in your poem. I have to see what I might be able to conjure up to join up this week as well.

    • Thanks for those kind words Katherine, it warms my heart to have you here!! I will be looking forward to yours and will return the compliment. Have a wonderful day!! ~ Amanda x

  17. soulintention: signed .............bkm Says:

    I love the Soul of Radiance — the light is powerful in this line…bkm

  18. Beautiful words, so powerful! Loved this piece, one of my favorites by you.

    Lovely image as well!

    • Aww…thanks so much, so happy you enjoyed it…I always look forward to your comments and value your encouragement!!!! Have a great day (or is it sweet dreams?) Hugs x

  19. Lovely and lyrical and magical.

  20. A lovely, uplifting message.
    Dankie, ‘n mooi begin vir my dag.

  21. You certainly lifted mysoul!
    Lovely lyrical piece

    • Thanks so very much for the wonderful comment. I have been trying to get onto your page but the link is broken and won’t open. I really appreciate you being here. Have a great day 🙂

  22. lifeinarecipe Says:

    Wonderful words! Between your poems and your recipes your words manage to feed our souls and our stomachs. I think you must be super woman to consistently come up with such amazing posts!

    • The mind is a wonderous thing…my inspiration comes the minute I open my eyes early in the morning…my best time of day!! It’s a natural these days and can’t start my other obligations without this! Thanks for your always kind comments Cindy. Much love x

  23. This is really great. Especially read this while listen to Braveheart’s music. I’m touch. Immediately the scene expressed how much William Wallace loves Maran, light the whole scene. 🙂

  24. A soulful love lyric. Very nice,

  25. Kudos, Red, on a well written piece of mysterious love poetry. You just keep getting better. 🙂 Everyone needs a lantern light from time to time…


  26. Powerful mix of image, words and music. I do poetry for fun rather than publication so for this week only, I’ve nervously posted an example from each of my blogs: an Elegy from Scribbles and Diversions, a Gogyohka from Random Twitter Stories, and free verse poem from Random Short Stories.

  27. It touched my soul girlfriend and so magical, i felt like i was in one of those fairy stories about friendship and love. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my home loved seeing you there 🙂

    Hugs* x
    Wild Rose~

    • Thanks Girlfriend, it makes me happy to see you here too…I am very pleased you liked the poem…be sure I’ll come and visit you often!! Have a super day!!! ~ Hugs x

  28. This beautiful poem just proves my point; you are an amazing person! 🙂

  29. There’s always something rather strange and moving about a lantern shining all alone in a dark place. Beautiful words, buttercup. Thank you! 🙂

    • Thanks for being here and your invaluable comment Tony, I truly appreciate it and am very happy you liked the poem. Have a brilliant day my friend ~ Amanda

  30. very nice indeed.


  31. suzicate Says:

    Lovely words. I am always amazed at the pics and music you use to accompany them!

  32. The words flow into an ocean-like ending satiating the senses with lovely imageries that drowns the heart.

    Any reader would want to swim to this river of words and bathe to the ocean of this poetry to drown to the loveliness and re-surface satiated from the brimful of gifts.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    • Wow Jeques, I have missed you…it always warms my heart to see you here and I thank you immensely for your kindest words and your continued encouragement. I am happy you liked the poem. Take care my dear friend ~ Amanda

  33. ..sing sing this song to your loving soul.. a song can be so much – like your poem

  34. Wow. This picture and soundtrack made this poem absolutely haunting. Great job.

  35. breathtaking…..gorgeous image and sound…and words, of course…


  36. mairmusic Says:

    I love how your blog goes from the intense essay on trust (very well put and so true) to a recipe w/ pic and then this poem. You are really a girl for all seasons! Congrats on such a cool multifaceted blog!

    • All seasons my dear friend….and it makes me happy!! Thanks so much for your continued encouragement and invaluable comments…it means so much to me. Hope you had a lovely day at the beach xxxx

  37. lovely and avery thoght proviking poemmmmmmm gud effort

  38. ~~~short and sassy~~~ A plea to be loved, A plea to love….

  39. hi, let me introduce myself as I am the remaining member from One Shot to comment, been away for a week so am catching up..firstly many thanks for joining. this piece was amazing and the graphics mesmerising, i really look forward to seeing more of you..cheers Pete

    • Pete, I really appreciate your visit and let me say how honored and happy I am to be a part of One-Shot!! I appreciate your comment immensely, it means so much and look forward to sharing our poetry in the greatest community ever!! Have a wonderful week ahead my dear friend. Sincerely ~ Amanda

  40. Both poem and illustration speak to the soul . . . and the music . . . tears.

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