Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Glad you stopped by.
Today's poem is about wishes and dreams.
I have been thinking a lot about personal dreams, life dreams, wishes of our heart.
I have even been reading my inspirational books again. I love to read those over and over.
Staying inspired is so important!
Have you realized a dream recently? Are you working toward a dream?
I hope you are surrounded by inspiration. I hope your inner-fire is well-lit.
Sometimes in the pursuit of a dream things in life change more than we think they will,
more than we think possible when we first start on the journey. Thinking about that, and the nature of dreams and wishes, prompted the poem below.
Wishes and Dreams
My wishes are luring me
my dreams shine like stars
twinkling in the galaxy of my soul's expanse.
I wonder what fuels my dreams,
turns wishes into reality-
is it love that spurs the rising of my dream
and keeps it flame brightly burning-
or is it desire for expression?
My soul wants to dance in the delight
of my dream's fulfillment,
it wants to sing with exuberant glee.
My wishes have become my dreams,
the breath of my body
now alive with anticipation
at the realization of my dreams.
So, once again, as we go through our week, I hope you have the chance to dream. To see a dream fulfilled. Dream a little dream!
Friday, June 26, 2015
Hello! Today I have a poem for you.
Thank you for visiting with me today!
I am posting only one poem for today but really hope you like it. It is one of those
poems that speak of the experience of your inner self, of looking within.
This topic has been a personal one as of late, and seems to inspire a poetic feeling within me.
It is similar to when I would read a nonfiction book that gave me bursts of insight and awareness.
So, for all those aha moments, here goes!
Somewhere inside of me lies the truth;
joy and wisdom reside in harmony
waiting my permission before they go,
before they burst forth from within
and radiate outward
to greet a life on purpose;
Somewhere inside of me lies wonders untold;
dreams and emotions dwell side by side
leading me forward even as past memories linger
like the wind that gently carries a boat
across the water;
Somewhere inside of me
Thanks again for sharing in my poetry and writing life.
I appreciate you!
Go out and enjoy today. Life is truly amazing. All you need, you already have within.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
I have been embracing the beginning of summer and am amazed at how fast time is going.
It will be the Fourth of July soon! Who has plans made already? Not me.
I stepped back from my WIP earlier but now I am back into it. I am feeling inspired to write poetry again. That feels wonderful!
Plans for the rest of the summer includes writing, promoting, planning ahead. Maybe visit the pool a few times. I have been walking on a regular schedule, which feels good. I need to get back into my yoga.
What refreshes you and keeps you motivated? I have had such kind words and actions expressed on my behalf that it makes me burst with gratitude. I appreciate such encouragement and support. Wouldn't the world be so much better if we just helped each other rather than ignored each other, competed with each other, kept ourselves so busy we can't think straight? But that's another topic!
Here are some poems that I have written recently. I hope you enjoy!
Are you watching
for a vision of me to appear?
How still are you keeping
your restless mind -
prone as it is to wondering?
Wandering thoughts and quickened
pass the time until you sit
looking for a sign
and I am there
I am here
Always watching over
The ocean is your playground - your delight,
with offerings of life and mystery to behold;
for me it is a power,
a link to life's wonder,
with secrets kept and answers held.
The beauty and majesty of the boundless blue
overpowers me - my senses are subdued by the sound of the rushing waves
and the tang of salty air;
I feel so small
I feel the truth of my place in time and space
standing here with my heart facing the ocean
and my feet rooted softly in the sand.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Ah, home. Nothing like it. Especially when you first get back from a vacation.
Getting back from vacation, I immediately noticed how much can change in 8 days.
Flowers and weeds exploded. Strawberries ripened. Peaches on our tree grew ! Such a fun thing to watch. I anticipate summer all year and relish the sight of things growing. Speaking of that, my cat was happy to see me then treated me with a little spell of feigned ambivalence. What? Was she used to being without me that quick? Or was she mad at me for leaving? Miss Independent. She thinks I can't feel her purr when she sits on my feet at night on top of the covers. Ha. Jokes on her. I know!
Anyway, I am back and have to make progress with my writing and some needed home repairs.
I need to set some goals for the next few months and figure out the direction I want to go with regards to my writing. I thought I might write some poetry while on vacation and even took some paper and pen (!!) but only managed a little bit of writing. I mostly let myself get quiet. I spent time staring into the blue abyss of water and inhale. I thought a lot about how I want answers to certain questions, clarity, and yet I might not receive them if I have my mind on the past or the future. Why is it so hard to be fully present in the moment? In the now? At least, it is for me. I think I am getting better at focusing on the now, on letting go of a future-oriented way of thinking. Slowly.
With some writing projects done and one almost at the half-way point, I am excited to see what the next few months will bring. My current WIP, dealing with my experience of Turner Syndrome,
has hit a block that I need to push through. I will push through, though. I am aware that my stumbling blocks are self-made and emotional in nature. I know I can get through it and write the rest of my story. Then I will be able to offer a piece of myself to the world. I do that with my poetry, but this is scarier. This is way scarier. And exciting.
I ask myself, what is next after you finish this? I don't know. Yet.
Enjoy some vacation pics, and thank you so much for being a part of my writing journey!
Today is the day. Make it beautiful.