we fly higher

Photo by Raj Mathur on Unsplash


love
lasts forever,
they say,
watching you,
I believe

in this day,

and silently
wish upon
the beauty found

in the streams

the water
is beautiful,
and clear, as the sky,
a mirror,
intended for
our hearts desire,
clearer

we feel

transfixed
by the sounds…

water
running,
sun shining,
and love in
our hearts,
beating together…

we fly higher,
now, and, forever


#poetry, #beauty, #connection, #emotions, #feeling, #heart, #life, #love, #nature, #poem

all the love that’s been given

Photo by Mantas Hesthaven on Unsplash

beauty
abounds,
here,
there, and,
everywhere
we look, when
our eyes
finally
come into view

and,
notice

the
vastness
before us,
letting go
of the minds
preoccupation,
and
ability to
contemplate
all things, old

and, new
alike

it’s
as common
as the
treasure trove,
buried behind
the alcove

of our
heart’s desire

as
they meet
again,
and again,
in a myriad
of contemplation,
and,
we grin

in
anticipation
of the game
to begin

and, at
last,

when
unearthed,
the gifts keep
giving,
while we sit
in the presence
of all the love
that’s been given


#poetry, #appreciation, #beauty, #contemplation, #desire, #gifts, #grateful, #heart, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #poems

another story all its own

Photo by Vincent Ledvina on Unsplash

my feet
feel the grass
beneath me,
and inside, I
smile secretly,
and think
about the next scene

together,
joined forever, like
two lovers,
first met, when
they were young
enough to remember,
the next phase instead

of a memory

of something else,
harkening back
not so gently,
to the first time
you came into view,
and I fled

from
your embrace,
altogether longing,
yet, I just kept running,
thinking too much,
feeling not enough, and
making way on my own

shrill and stuffed

from the voluminous
calamities
that filled my mind,
and are impossible,
at times,
to deny,
and,
never
ever
to rewind,
nor find

lost, and

bleak
as it may seem
on my inner-screen,
I get up again,
let the tears come
as they may, pray,
and ask for
forgiveness each day

life is lived
inside of
you and me,
and when
we need to scream,
it’s all okay, as

the feelings come
whether
we want
them to or not,
and, in fact,
resisting,
only makes them
persist
until we’re grown

working
through them
though?

is another
story
all its own,
filled with hope
and, the glory shown


#poetry, #another-story, #beauty, #calamity, #contemplation, #emotions, #introspection, #letting-go, #life, #love, #mind, #poem, #poems

beyond the horizon

Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash

I love to stare off
into the distance, and
witness the birth,
and newness of each
moment,
arising, sometimes
disguising,
and always, always,
mesmerizing

me, while
also

moving me
from deep within,
to another place
and time, and
rejoining me
with
all my kin

beyond hope,
and fear, a land
full of dreams, which
comes and goes, as quick
as my heart beats thin

slowly dancing
to each moments
memory, and
the scope
of our collective hope

transfigured,
I realize these moments
last an eternity,
as the leaves
cascade down
from their mast

and, I

cast
my eyes beyond
the horizon, breathe
in deep,
and thank everyone,
and everything
around me
for the solitude,
and joyousness
I feel at last


The Moments Prose Published at Spillwords!

I would be honored if you would visit Spillwords and read, and or, reread my poem, The Moments Prose, thank you.

Have you ever lost a love
so close,
it’s left you spinning,
and in need
of a heart to slow?

It’s as if you tucked
this love away….

You can read the rest of The Moments Prose, here. Thank you again, my friends.


#poetry, #aliveness, #beauty, #connection, #dreams, #emotions, #heart, #horizon, #humanity, #joy, #life, #love, #memory, #moment, #poem, #poems, #presence, #solitude, #trasnformation

Walking Within: Soni and Jeff

I love to walk, to walk
among the trails
I find in my mind,
they often remind me of the
trails I find, when out
in the forest entering
into a blissful state
of love combined.

I always wonder,
is there anything
more pulchritudinous
than mother nature?

I keep walking deep into
the unending route,
I feel an unspoken warmth
from the dark tall trees underneath.

Little I go on ahead
bracing breeze
kisses my face, as
a chilled emotion
rushes into my heart.

I stand still
and enjoy
the trees embrace.

Get to hear
soothing sounds,
pondering,
if the sea
is somewhere around.

Ambled
with a bit of excitement
I walked ahead;
admired the waves play,
little I came closer,
saw the setting sun
bidding me goodbye.

As I revel in the landscape,
and fiery sky one last time,
it occurs to me to rub my eyes,
and prepare for a lullaby.

Sung softly and sweetly,
by the trees surrounded,
as they shift and swing
in the breeze,
and deep down, I feel
something move, and within
a smile parts my face as I revel
in all that’s known today.


I am honored to share this collaboration between Soni, of Soni’s thoughts, and myself. Soni also drew the art, which was another of the amazing gifts Soni created for those that placed in the top 8 (of a host of amazingly talented and inspirational writers) of Soni’s Writing Contest. A lovely collaboration, and a wonderfully inspirational friend, is Soni.

#poetry, #beauty, #contemplation, #humanity, #introspection, #life, #love, #meditation, #nature, #poem, #poems, #walkingwithin