au cœur de l’amour…the heart of love

Rio Celeste (sky blue water)

Rio Celeste (sky blue water) (Photo credit: Steve Corey)

enchantment meets you

at the glance

her every word deep

meditating trance

your breath awaits

more food for air

dancing beautifully

lovingly with care

the mystery weaves

in and out

dreams running

there is no doubt

until…the thorn

does appear

piercing deeply

leaving fear

courage needs

to take the lead

faithfulness

is the only plead

unchained wild

passionate free

resist the urge

to run and flee

for if you stay

you will find

the love to reap

so sublime

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the great silence

Kiriko, Kenya, East Africa

Kiriko, Kenya, East Africa

“This is how it always is when I finish a poem.
A great silence comes over me,
and I wonder why I ever thought
to use language !”

adapted quote by RUMI

Words…

courageous attempt to convey the nuances of the heart…

subtleties of the breath within

our innermost thoughts

speaking though the whimsical lines and curves of letters that become words

only…

still we are not heard…

the pulse within still longs

the emotions prolonged

Mother and her Children

the fern green milkweed pod

protectively nourishes its seedlings

throughout the summer months

Closeup of a Milkweed Pod Growing in Johnson C...

Closeup of a Milkweed Pod Growing in Johnson County Kansas near Kansas City…10/1974 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)

then…one day…unannounced…

the linen seed softness opens itself to the world

freely the winds carry the russet color seeds

into the universe giving their gifts

far and wide they travel

giving…receiving…letting go