Posted in Thinking out loud

Thinking out loud…

‘Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.’
~Mary Oliver

dandelions

Search for fields
of dandelions,
wish upon shooting stars…

imbibe the splendor
of the night skies
write secret memoirs…

Be gentle
with each earthling
learn someone else’s creed…

Slow dance
with your best friend,
notice those who are in need…

Hold tea parties in the forest,
don’t be too rushed,

never force
your opinions,
allow offenses to turn to dust…

Dress up if it pleases you,
question every fad,

let music be your inspiration,
weep when you are sad…

See the light in every human,
encourage those
who go astray,

Keep your judgments
in check,
as kindness finds its way…

be tender with the downcast,
hold truth in awe,

learn the blessings
of forgiveness,
make love your only law!

bejewel yourself
with nature,
let compassion
be your guide,

with thanksgiving
and wonder
be quietly satisfied…

Posted in rivers of tears

There are days…

colours in the streets

There are days
when sorrow
reaches
into my being,
when heartache
resurfaces
and I’m devoid
of meaning… When the sun
doesn’t notice
and the moon hides,
when tears fill
the emptiness,
and grief collides… and the swirl
of emotions
is hard to bear,
I’m caught
in reminders
of a downcast glare… Then I search
as the waters rise up
to greet,
in saffron colors,
awash
in the streets… And my gathering
of tears
visibly wanes,
as the gentleness
of nature
quenches
the pain…