Linda M. Rhinehart Neas and Lauren Flax

Inspiration Piece: Blue Ridge by Lauren Flax

Response: Sophia’s Lament by Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

At the first Light, you appeared –
Bearer of the Morning Star –
The Heavens were resplendent
In golden rays and white ether.

If only we stopped there, you and I,
Things might have been different.
But, I pushed on through Creation
Until you fell into Darkness, cursed.

Now, as Morning rises out of Night
As humans struggle to find Me,
Missing the Angels sent to enlighten,
Your name lies heavy on their lips.

Why was your love so exclusive?
Was loving my mirror images so difficult?
Did you think I could save you from yourself?

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  1. Posted May 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm | #

    Beautiful…’Your name lies heavy on their lips’, reminds me of the mist and dew of the early morning.

  2. Posted May 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm | #

    My sister Linda Rhinehart never ceases to amaze me. She is a multi-talented woman and I am very proud of her; as I know Mom & Dad are looking down from the heavens. Love you sis, Patty

  3. Posted May 31, 2011 at 11:44 am | #

    Linda, a thought-provoking piece. I really like that I was surprised by the direction that you went in after viewing the beautiful inspiration piece. The last line is my favorite. Excellent work!

  4. Posted June 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm | #

    Thanks, everyone! I enjoyed this challenge, completely! I look forward to participating in other SPARK challenges and working with other amazing artists.

    My heartfelt thanks to Lauren for the inspiration. Your photo is just awesome!

  5. Posted June 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm | #

    Amazing as always….! Gave me chills. xo

  6. Posted June 8, 2011 at 12:58 am | #

    Thanks, Reenie, for your kind comments. Hugs, Linda