Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Artist


She takes out her palette, watercolors, array of brushes and starts painting the sky. Golden hues, a touch of blue, a splash of pink. She fills in the clouds with a dark gray, not worrying about coloring outside the lines. She sketches tree silhouettes with black charcoal and draws a few leaves here and there. She edges in faint shapes and shadows of rolling hills in the background. With one last and swift brushstroke, she drops in the sun, adding a bit of mystic glow. She then stands back to watch her creation. Nature is the greatest artist. And I say, thank you, for this work of art, for there is nothing like ending the day with a violet sunset, knowing a new beginning is on the horizon.
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This poetic prose piece was inspired by the sunset tonight, as I took a picture of the sky and felt grateful for such a beautiful sight and the many gifts of nature. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you always for reading and your support. xx 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Rescued


What I miss the most is-
your smile
          playfulness
                  gentleness
loyalty and vulnerability

I remember
the way you protected me
from strangers-
the way you used to tremble
at the sound of thunderstorm

Oh, how you loved the snow
and long walks in the park

You followed me 
on my journey-
and sometimes you led me

I wonder-
did I rescue you
or did you rescue me?

I remember that night
when you ran away
and then showed up at my door
hours and hours later-
with those innocent/guilty eyes of yours

Who says you can't
go home again

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This poem is dedicated to my lovely dog who lived a healthy, happy and long life. Even though I lost him a few years ago, I still miss him. He was a Keeshond, such a handsome dog, with a plush two-layer coat of silver and black fur with a ruff and curled tail. He is pictured here offering me a flower in my garden. Smiles. He was a rescue dog as his previous owner had neglected him. As a result, when I first adopted him, he was not comfortable around people. But with love and great care, he overcame the past neglect and became the most playful and wonderful pet. I will always remember him fondly and he has a special place in my heart.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Love & Light


let peace
illuminate
the city of lights

let peace
illuminate the world

today, we pray
we grieve
but do not fear

let hope
prevail
despite despair

fall in love again
under a starlit sky

in the city of lights
its people healed
their hearts renewed

let love
surround them
like a beacon of light

today, we pray
we are Paris

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I was deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks on Paris on Friday night. I pray for the families of the victims, for peace and healing. This picture was taken at my Church, such beautiful and peaceful light emanating from the stained glass windows.

Sending love and light to Paris. xo

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light through
stained glass windows-
illuminating the heart
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Friday, November 6, 2015

how do you mend a broken he[art]


do you gather
memories
like seashells on a
distant shore-
listen to them whisper
secrets in your ear

do you gaze
at the stars-
wonder
if somewhere, somehow
you are missed
as immensely as
the ex-
panse of the sky

do you hold on
until it stops
raining-
until you see sunshine
breaking
through the clouds
of your tears

do you ever let go
or is the wound so deep
leaving
a scar-
reminding you
of what could have been

if only for a moment
longer-
do you resist
or surrender
this he[art] of yours
again
a blank canvas

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