Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Enlightened


why dream of tomorrow
when happiness
is already within my reach now

if i could just be still
and take it all in
i could finally see, wow

the infinite wisdom
in the tiny center
of a flower

the grace
of a butterfly
fluttering her wings

the miracle
of another sunrise
the sky lit up at sunset

my footprints
in the sand
moving forward

leaving behind
the perplexities of the past
i am present at last


It looks like a space ship has landed in New York City! There is a wonderful new sculpture at Madison Square Park, created by the artist, Leo Villareal.


It is a 30-feet tall illuminated sculpture that keeps changing colors, based on concepts of geometry and mathematical relationships. Or is it magic?


I was mesmerized by looking at the ever changing colors as I was taking the pictures.


After this amazing light show, well, I feel ... enlightened!
Enjoy my poem and photographs!

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38 comments:

  1. what a cool light show! leaving behind the past is not always easy....nor is staying present but wow what the present will give you when you take time to sit with it...smiles. nice take on the prompt...

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  2. Full of promise ... I love the positive spin!!

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  3. Ditto! I love the optimistic and positive take on the prompt!

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  4. This is beautiful. Living in the present and leaving behind perplexities is the best way.

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  5. So very lovely, Loredana. You have such a poetic soul. Love this new scupture and it's luminous colors! I like the last photo the best, where it all blends together! xx

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  6. I love your wow! It is so mind altering and gorgeous~ It is magic ;D

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  7. Pictures and your poetry definately create a magic :)

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  8. Ciao Loredana,ora ti ho messo nella mia bloglist per non perdere gli aggiornamenti!Parole ed immagini sempre speciali che arrivano agli occhi ed al cuore.E' bello vedere ,attraverso di te le Luci d'Artista a NY.Un abbraccio,Rita.

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  9. Un intreccio di luci che fanno volare la fantasia, buona giornata e complimenti per il post

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  10. Gorgeous photos , must have been quite a sight !

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  11. yesterday is already gone, tomorrow never arrives... we need to live in the present!

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  12. the infinite wisdom
    in the tiny center
    of a flower

    Wow! That is an amazing poem within a poem right there.

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  13. Lovely poem! And the photos are beautiful, I love all the pretty lights.

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  14. Wonderful! The pics are amazing. You captured that enlightenment so beautifully...

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  15. That is a super cool sculpture, hope to see it in person some day. As for the poem...absolutely fantastic. Art inspires art for sure in this case. Loved it.

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  16. Wonderful reminder to live in the now.

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  17. Great discoveries when you are present!

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  18. This is a definite wow! The photos are great and the line that rings so true for me is "when happiness is already within my reach now". Wonderful.

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  19. Yes, there's so much freedom in letting go of the past... thanks for sharing the pics of the light scuplture!

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  20. Incredible sculpture! Wow! Your poem is really beautiful, too. So true and a great reminder for us all to be happy in the moment :)

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  21. Lovely photos. The moment is important,it is all we have- but oh so difficult not to be looking at the future. Good advice!

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  22. Wow to the lovely pictures, I would love to see them ~

    Indeed the present is always precious ~

    Grace

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  23. Yes there are miracles all around if we just take notice! Enjoyed the photos of the sculpture. That would be fun to see.

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  24. Inspiring poem and I love the artwork. I must visit this place when I'm in the city. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Your poem has great meaning for me and I really enjoyed it

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  26. Loredana, really enjoyed your take on this! Being in the present is the best place to be not worrying about what you left behind :-) that sculpture is enlightening!

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  27. Both are lovely..I am trying to be in the present...

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  28. Great photos...I love how you are moving forward. There is definitely a wow when beginning again or simply leaving behind what needs to be left behind.

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  29. Lovely and well written poem ~ very enlightened poet ~ Gorgeous nite photography!

    (A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

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  30. Yes, so right. When we are in the moment there is nothing to leave and nothing to move toward - all is perfect as it is.

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  31. The future may be a mystery, but the present is what holds the key. We must enjoy the here and now first! Thanks for sharing the pics of the sculpture. It's wonderful!

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  32. Bellissime foto...sembrano spaziali...
    Buona domenica...cara Loredana

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  33. Beautifully done. To be present in one's life - truly present!!!

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  34. A great reminder how important it is to be fully present in our lives (no pun intended). The shots are amazing, Loredana! And the poem is inspiring.

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