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Radiant show…

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson’s Essays

you sent me joy,
you gave me flowers,
I sat and glowed
for hours
and hours…

displays in crimson,
and verdant green,
you made a garland
I was like a fairy queen…

in marshy hideouts,
you confessed
abiding love,
bathed in sunlight
showered from above…
and on bright verges
where blossoms lovingly grow,
you charmed me easily
with a radiant show…

light touched me softly
in quiet and gentle shades
I sensed
and a blushing serenade…

as I entered the holiest
of holy grounds,
in grace and beauty
I was mercifully found…


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Nature’s child

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein

On muddy embankments
where wild things roam
I have a deep sense
of being home.

Among the reeds
down by the waters,
on my knees
before nature’s altar.

On hallowed grounds
where heaven meets earth
my heart is connected
to holy mirth!


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The light of Autumn…

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

In fields of love, I found my groove
when looking
and liking

In yellows, browns, and luscious greens,
I lingered mindfully
in moods serene,

and daisies danced in the wind,
the light of autumn
touched my skin…

worshipful presence was all around,
when my feet
kissed the ground…


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The constancy of breath

I had almost lost my rhythm
almost lost my song,
pieces of me scattered
amid the maddening throng.

I was distracted by the suffering
the heaviness of breath,
troubled by the slaughter
the cruelty of death.

I had almost lost my vision
in the darkness of my thoughts
in a downward spiral
I was unwittingly caught,
and beauty seemed so distant to my blurred mind,
so I ran from the chaos
into everything that’s kind…

and the flowers took notice
the trees caught my gaze
and I knelt again in homage
I sang again in praise…

to the symphony of humans
to the grace of the skies
to the glory of the heavens
and with joy, I harmonized
with every living creature
with the  constancy of breath
and with an inner knowing
I reconciled with death…

For we all have a purpose to usher in holy light
to shine throughout the cosmos
to be reborn of night,
to see beyond the shadows
and bond with human-kind
to search for sublime beauty
and remember that we’re divine!


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Patient lucy…

“the earth laughs in flowers.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

In blushing reminders
that light
never dims,
and the generosity of nature is a glorious hymn,
I wallow in the ambiance
of a gentle flow,
among *busy lizzies
and quiet overgrowth…


*The Impatiens walleriana is a favorite within many households within the UK and US and named busy lizzie in the UK and patient lucy within the US.