the flame of hope and love…

heartbreaks are full of rain, and the setting sun,
is just the same, as senseless tragedies,
they came

knocking at our door, waiting, and watching
for us to bring the
thrum

of a life lived underneath the trim, and drum
of absence embroiled, and
shunned

weeping like the flowers on a midsummer morn,
we call to the heavens, wanting to know
more

about the reasons existence pulls the chains and
chords, while we fight against our inner-
discord…as

remembering seems like an eternity, we draw
on every piece of light left available, and
take it all in,
keeping
the

flame of hope and love alive, as we abide, and
continue to unwind
time

now…resting easy in our hearts and minds….


Photo by MabelAmber, Pixabay


#poetry, #contemplation, #emotion, #existence, #healing, #heart, #heartbreak, #hope, #introspection, #life, #light, #love, #mind, #nature, #poem, #time

the moons gentle bestowing

the moon is always calling to me, through
the vastness of the space, in-
between

the stars and galaxies…

I rest easy in this knowing, learning more about
myself through the reflection of
the moons gentle
bestowing

kind and compassionate, sitting in the sky, just for our
eyes, like a dreamer,
disguised

in plain view, the nature of listening to the wind,
and learning from the whispers
carried on the backs
of

those we call our friends…trees, flowers, and all of nature’s
creations, call forth
a love

living at the center of the cosmos, providing protection
from the storms that enter mind, and heart
at the same time

while we sit back, breathe in, and realize that life is,
just now,
in this moment,
already in love

with
all we’ve already given…


Photo by blende12, Pixabay


#poetry, #contemplation, #cosmos, #galaxies, #introspection, #life, #love, #moon, #nature, #poem, #presence, #reflection, #stars

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