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I have begun this blog to honour the spirit within.  To stay curious and ever changing, allowing space for vulnerability.  I will share my reflections on the moments of everyday as well as the grandness of adventure. Searching for meaning and growth in all life experiences.  I hope to dream & believe more. To love and live with a whole heart & nurture my joy.  While inspiring others to do the same.

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TIME LAUGHS

 

TIME

Time is rich and full

possessing intervals of adventure

in the squashed space cradled

between demands of the earth’s state of affairs

 

previous —

memories of childhood linger in fairytales of realness

presently —

time laughs in the face of my accumulating years

 

I now choose ever so mindfully

my collection of thrills

of moments wrapped in the universe’s jest

that nibble at my brain’s intervening patterns 

creating velvety, supple synapses

to span the seasons on this cosmic journey

 

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MIND STORMS

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Deep thoughts engage me,

enrage me

infecting the mind with constant curses

sanity caught in a snare of deceit

my soul screaming for freedom

 

gather these constant diatribes

into a thundercloud of energy

let erratic thoughts fall like rain

releasing turmoil emotions

to flood into the depths of nothingness

 

authentic self unravelling

like a diminishing distant squall

producing holograms of rainbows

that gather in the endless sky of mine

 

 

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LEGENDS SHARED

 

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The elder sat still, modestly covered,

in the entrance to the small hut.

Her face held a faint smile,

her eyes lost in transition.

A permanent reminder of a mind deceiving her.

 

The much younger woman cradled

the older woman’s arm in a tender embrace.

Smooth skin rubbing oil,

along the wrinkled impressions of age.

The faint scent of sandalwood filled the air.

A quiet hum of the waking morning,

in rising crescendo.

 

Everyday, the ritual was the same.

Quiet, each lost in their own moments.

 

Yet, today, the eve of the elder’s last year,

the ancestors gathered in the folds of her fading memories.

A portal to the revered.

 

The elder woman began to sing,

quietly with intention.

 

Earth and sky.

Rivers and valleys.

Moonbeams and sunshine.

Gods and Goddesses.

Life and death.

 

Legends of creation flowed from her.

Centuries of wisdom shared.

 

The student listened attentively,

knowing it is now her turn.

To hold the past and the future.

These moments of grace,

in sacred balance.

 

 

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BEING CREATIVE

“KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN. LISTEN. FOLLOW YOUR CURIOSITY. IDEAS ARE CONSTANTLY TRYING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION. LET THEM KNOW YOUR ARE AVAILABLE”

                                                                                                               Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Here we are the last day of April. My final poem for Poetry Month. Kind of crazy just how quickly the month went, but really, time is such a warped way to measure reality. When I started this blog I never thought I would be writing a poem everyday for a month. I have astonished myself. I truly enjoyed the experience. Being creative in this way actually changed how I perceive the world. I have always been fairly aware, but I am now tuned in to another frequency and I love it. 

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A poem   ♥   are thoughts spoken and unspoken

What is Life  ♥  but poetry in motion

 

 

 

When I began this journey of blogging I was worried about what others thought. I have succeeded in pushing my boundaries around vulnerability. Now I just don’t care. This is my journey, my imagination and it is inspiring me to keep evolving. Another favourite quote from “BIG MAGIC” 

 

“IF PEOPLE DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU’RE CREATING, JUST SMILE AT THEM SWEETLY AND TELL THEM TO GO MAKE THEIR OWN FUCKING ART”    Elizabeth Gilbert

 

I will most likely not be posting everyday from here on, but I will continue to carry pen and paper with me. When the creative adventure flows, my mind will take note. I encourage all to listen deeply to the world around them. There is so much inspiration that otherwise goes unnoticed. 

 

 

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REMAINING MOMENTS OF GRACE

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There is a friend we all have in common

One who is a constant reminder to love

Sadly many are too scared or have forgotten

and try to give our dear friend a shove

 

Our friend remains silently beside us

Always only a breath from our sooth

Whispering words of wisdom and thus

To live life with wonder and truth

 

If you can open your heart to our teacher

Lessons of life you will tenderly embrace

The mystery will then become the feature

How will you live your remaining moments of grace?

 

 

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HASTILY DEPARTED

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the wind comes suddenly

like a dragon’s breath

the trees creak in protest

sword ferns sway in combat 

the raven cries a warning

the wrens join the chorus

 

with an inhale, the dragon retreats

the wind only a whisper

like the wings of an angel

the chorus becomes a eulogy

 

the big cat, freshly preened

purrs a hymn of gratitude

 

the elk lay still

rivulets of life force

bleed upon his mossy grave 

 

the vanilla leaves droop in mourning

the bleeding hearts weep

the fawn lilies bow their heads in sorrow

 

the sun’s last rays illuminate

his spirit hastily departed

 

Poem # 28 for Poetry Month

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ATRIERS OF LIFE

My 13 year old spent the entire weekend on the rock. Learning about aid climbing, gear placement, safety and responsibility. It was a JOY to watch him push boundaries and find fulfillment in his own achievements. It was an interesting experience trusting and finding faith in my own parenting, as I slowly let out more and more rope.

Climbing teaches so much about life. Boundaries, courage, fear, faith, support, self worth. The list is endless. My hope is that he continues to take what he has gained on the rock and applies it to the everyday moments.

The following poem is my contribution to Poetry month, inspired by my son.

Love you more than the mountains love the sky Rowen.

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daisy chains & cow loops

quick draws & fifi hooks

ascending the atriers of life

methodically pushing the boundaries of childhood

faith and intention your protection

finding fulfillment in perseverance

wisdom in vulnerability

pushing through fear with perspective & purpose

courage & experience leading the way

intuition nudging you

mentors supporting you

trust sustaining you

the rock grounding you

the sky you aspire to

nature sings a chorus of encouragement

the rope lengthens, stretching your spirit

each climb a notable achievement

towards independence & responsibility

Yet, gently your shadow swings 

always a portal to your youth’s imagination

love your constant belayer

to catch you when you falter

ever so slowly you spread your wings

to one day take flight and soar

 

For the non climbers out there. Atriers and daisy chains are ladders made from webbing. Cow loops and fifi hooks are also essential tools that are used in aid climbing. If you have not yet, push your boundaries and give rock climbing a go. So rewarding and so much FUN!

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STOP & IMAGINE

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STOP

the indecent insults of time

STOP

the smart phone dictatorship

STOP

the distorted connection 

 

IMAGINE

a world where everyone still phoned

the rotary way

mindfully 

each number dialed, deliberate

finger smoothly circling 

with enthusiasm and anticipation

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IMAGINE

a world of connected yesterdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE RIVER’S CHANT

For Doug. Still missing you after all these years.

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The river, strong and sweeping

chanted secrets of the universe.

The island broke the river,

blue stirring to white.

Water frothing in anger, over being interrupted.

Pine trees secured the island, kept it from floating away.

Wind whispered change.

An owl stood wise,

watching her as she walked alone.

Absorbed by the beauty of nature,

lost in her own thoughts of mourning.

She so young and innocent.

The owl went unnoticed.

Along with the omens, both good and bad.

She did see the man sitting at the edge of the island,

down river, on a log.

Where the river embraced itself again.

There, he sat alone in silent meditation.

From where did he come?

How did he get here with no boat to carry him?

Wondering she walked, kind and curious.

 

Suddenly ——

 

Just as she was about to speak.

The owl screeched.

The river cackled.

The pines cried.

Two ravens took shape and flew from her.

Leaving the log empty.

Only the mystery remained.

The memory of a loved one lost.

The river continued her chant.

The universe kept her secrets.

 

 

SUNRISE & CHAKRAS

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gratitude is much like the sunrise

the nights darkness covers all 

beauty and wonder is hidden in the stars and shadows

just as we loose our own glow at times

neglecting what makes 

us. we. them. it.

ALL

beautiful

yet, if we are quiet enough

just as the horizon transforms

from deep whole black, to velvet purple

blazing red to flamboyant orange

lovely shades of pink and sensuous yellows

to a final joyous blue

the light shines through our own prisms

nourishing the soul with vibrating energy

bestows intention, changing our flow

chakras spin

Spirit awakens

gratitude brings us whole again

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