feel free, and just be…

the tree grows taller, and
sometimes I feel smaller
than life as it manifests before me

moments like these
come and go, we know,
and yet, as they arise,
we continually strive…

to know
the answers, yet,
will we remember to abide…

instead
of fighting
against the current
we feel inside, let it subside

and know,

this energy
will carry us
toward
our final destination, a ride
for the ages

are we not all sages?

I know not, yet
won’t let the conversation
drop, because

it’s not
about dropping,
or stopping, more learning

to love

more than your heart
has ever known
the capacity for…becoming

like the flowers,
and the trees, did
you know they speak of thee…

every day, watching
as we run around
limiting what we see,
within this dream

yet, we speak, and, they see
instead, maybe,
feel free, and just be…


Photo by Léonard Cotte on Unsplash

#poetry, #awareness, #contemplation, #emotions, #flower, #heart, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #reflection

of a love so pristine

Photo by Nurullah نورالله التركي on Unsplash

rock
splinters wood,
and you tried
as hard
as you could

in each instance

a different
set of circumstances,
presented, just as
the flower
reminds me
of the love in forever

we daydream,
and cast our nets
into the stream,
consciousness, in-between

you and me

far as it seems,
it is here,
and now, just
as it was
intended to be

a dream?

maybe, yet
does it really matter
to the flower, or
the stream…

they continue
to flower, and
continue to stream
regardless
of what comes up
on their inner screen

how serene, and

contemplative
is this dream
we call
a reality
of all
that we’ve gleaned

of a love so pristine


#poetry, #consciousness, #contemplation, #dream, #emotions, #flower, #introspection, #life, #love, #poem, #reality, #stream

Haiku #30

Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash

flower grows tall, we
sit in silence, quietness
emboldens wisdom


As I do not have a diary entry this week, here are my wishes for a beautiful, beautiful coming week!

Utmost Feelings – Just Released!

If you’ve not yet checked out Astha’s Anthology, Utmost Feelings, well, you can now order it online. Here’s where you can find it:

Paperback-

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Ebook

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Additionally, the coauthors of Astha’s Anthology, Utmost Feelings, are creating a space for people to send their sentiments to Astha’s family.

If you are interested, please add your sentiments to this form, thank you, and stay blessed.

#contemplation, #flower, #haiku, #nature, #poem, #poems, #reflection, #slience, #stillness, #wisdom

Elfje #6

Photo by Mike Castro Demaria on Unsplash

Pink
The flower
Speaks to me
Words unexchanged in silence
Beauty

#poetry, #beauty, #elfje, #flower, #life, #love, #nature, #pink, #poem, #poems, #silence

Elixir

breathe in deep, knowing
the beautiful fragrance of
the flowers elixir lives
in the eternity of

this moment. I weep in
the ecstasy of this presence
and understanding,
as the concept of time passes
right by.

#poetry, #flower, #illusion, #nature, #poem, #poems, #presence, #reality, #time

Wonder

Image credit; Richard Kesperowski@ Unsplash

Petals of velvet.
A pond full of lily pads.
Time stops. Breathe. Wonder.

In response to the WDYS #68 prompt from Keep it Alive, by Sadje.

#poetry, #flower, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #poems, #pond

Haiku #4

A meadow landscape,
Flower, just like a skyscraper.
Bee alights, then night.

Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash

Photo Credit

#poetry, #bee, #flower, #haiku, #life, #love, #meadow, #nature, #poem