we rise from the seas

I swim through the stars, and walk through
the seas, it’s as if presence, and
tranquility

always belonged to me…

living in the belief we hold about life’s
struggles

and dreams

we rise from the seas, and wander the strands,
looking for existence to take us by
the hand…

loving each moment with fullness of heart, glimpsing
it in every living being, we rest easy,
not clinging

to this or that, while
walking

among the flowers and trees, we continue
to pursue our dreams, and live out our
destinies…


Photo by Author, Yachats, Oregon


#poetry, #contemplation, #dreams, #existence, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #presence, #reflection

I call to the wind

in times of great distress, I call to the wind,
a friend, and constant companion when times are
grim

less known than before, part of the paradoxical
nature of love and loss,
shown

as part of a life lived

in its myriad fabrics and textures, feeling them with zeal,
I reel, and find a home in all
that’s real…

no hiding, now exposed, raw, vulnerable, and ready
to let go

of the pain, and sorrow, and simply sit in the magnificence
of love in all its shapes, and sizes,
bestowed…


I am at the Oregon coast this weekend, and it is beautiful. The above pic and poem were inspired by my time here, which I always treasure. Growing up by the ocean was a gift, and now living relatively close to the ocean once again fills my heart. Wishing you all a beautifully blessed Sunday, and coming week.


#beauty, #emotions, #feeling, #healing, #heart, #life, #loss, #love, #nature, #ocean, #open, #pain, #poem, #sea

our hearts open

a cabin retreat, along a placid lake, tucked in-
between the mountain pass,
a valley covered
in shadows
and

amid the sky, entranced…

mirror images, advance, wanting to be one,
breathing into the same intelligence,
not seen, only ever
present
to

the sheen, and magnificence of this moment,
taking in the splendor we’re
afforded

we allow our hearts to open, as love is displayed
so generously to everyone,
awarded…

In response to the WDYS#109 prompt from Keep it Alive, by Sadje.


Image credit; Pixabay (free images)


#poetry, #connection, #dark, #humanity, #intelligence, #lake, #life, #light, #love, #mountains, #nature, #poem, #shadows, #wdys109

the presence of love

loving is hard work, relating all we’ve known,
truth, and deep pain, resonates
the same…and,

sometimes

it does burn, scalding from within,
as we look up, transfixed, by the night sky,
cool, placid, not dim

we wonder

what’s hidden in those galaxies, far away, as we try,
offering solace to our hearts, giving those we love
another start, to

make their way into the galaxy next door, buried
in a love so deep, we often ignore, yet, opening up,
we create the possibility of another
shore

waves lapping upon the heart, cooling the burn, healing
the pain, and offering us more hope than
we can say…

experience, not at bay, only ever, the presence
of a love that will never stray, and
always stay…


Photo by WikiImages, Pixabay


#poetry, #emotion, #feeling, #galaxies, #healing, #heart, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #poem, #presence, #reflection