Leaf light filters through Casting mosaic patterns Brown, crimson, golden Painted floor of woods cushioned So footfalls are hardly heard. Somewhere a dog howls, A coyote snickers and yelps An owl asks questions No one deigns to give reply Quiet nestles peace to rest. As dusk falls, followed By the skeins embroidering Night, a crystal moon Sighs strewing pale reflections Of incandescent day bright. Beyond window glows Secrets like insulation Keep swallowed stories As deep as Earth and Ocean Full as the starred Milky Way. In hearts brilliant hot Coals aroused to give new flame Love Becomes Again Whatever the driving force, We, humans, find home together.
It is no wonder Life goes as it sometimes does – Our illusions meet Head on with reality, But we avoid the defeat. We lift ourselves high Above the troubles, surround, Every moment, light, Keeping the shadows away – With faith, joy, love, kind service. We choose happiness When we see so much go wrong, We help where we can, When desperation dogs us We outstretch our souls again. Times may be harder Than we care to like, but there Is hope future days Will hold a larger share of Grace, possibly more delight.
I need to put my Hand in yours, loved, secure, wrapped – I need to rest my Head on your chest, hear heartbeats – I need to touch you, be touched, Do I want too much? Take me! I am yours, always – Let me see you smile, Help me find my place, alive, Look to me, go on, survive. The storm, together – We can carry through – freedom, We can become real I see you fit, capable – Me brave, effort will Finally, come to fruition. Dreams, us finding happiness Amidst all the things that rain – Tears, fire, light, but more, galore Gratitude for the blessing – Found in us having one another – Strength embraced in love.
The movement of stars In the firmament of the sky, Reminds me of how Your eyes shine with radiance When you express your passion. What you are living, What you love, every treasure, That moves you to speak; These things that inspire your heart Stand with you against the dark. Everyone has times They shuffle away from where Their miracles lie, But I have seen you become More than who you were before. You have the lights turned High on the goals you must seek, There is no stopping Until you find yourself complete Your soul carries you everywhere. Bathe in the fountain Under the moon shining bright, Know you provided Encouragement needed to Help others discover delight. All who go this way Live one with the beloved – Those chosen and set Apart, who exist in emotions Deep, wild, free, called to create. The movement of stars In the firmament of the sky, Reminds me of how Your eyes shine with radiance When you express your passion.
If you wish, your prompt is to create things that demonstrate how you have reality in hand but are somehow outside it. Dare to be the freedom that expresses what is yours and yet beyond yourself. Life is a crucible, be the alchemy.