04 September 2009
Libations Friday! 4 September 2009
Featured today is a photo-rich new poem: Soul Journey and, of course, a cute coffee cartoon that seemed to be a good fit when talking about the magical in life! :)
From Denny: For the past year or so my poems have been evolving into photo-rich ones. I tend to settle on a theme and then go searching through flickr for some wonderful photographers to promote. Two of my favorites as "go to guys" for anything mystical for spiritual inspiration and thought-provoking are alicepopkorn and h.koppdelaney, both from Germany.
They generously offer much of their excellent work in the Creative Commons area, with only the stipulation of attribution and a link back to their flickr page. When you place photos from this area of flickr be sure to read all the stipulations as many times the photographers don't want commercial publications to profit from their work. Otherwise, you are free to display their work like on StumbleUpon blogs!
Coffee Cartoon with Creative Commons license
It took a life time of study and experience to write this poem! If I were to leave this life today I would be happy this one poem could be my legacy...
Sometimes we banish our best friend
When our awareness is young but
Our soul returns again and again
Offering daily help and new insight
Sometimes we deny our soul
Withering into the cold slowly
Our soul waits and pines to
Be free of its confining prison
Sometimes we loose our soul
When we choose to love another
Our soul rejoices to live abundantly
Offering kindness to spread around
Sometimes events sadly happen
When love goes wrong and ends
Our soul weeps to be joined again
Giving us strength to begin anew
Sometimes we are perplexed by life’s absurdity
The love heart confounds us, shattering fantasies
Our soul plunges the dark abyss of emotions to
Lift us back to safe ground and new understanding
Sometimes we revel in the wonderment
Transfixed by the starring moment
Our soul celebrates our latest discovery
Guarding carefully our dreaming time
Sometimes we are in tune with Nature
Inhabiting that perfect place of serenity
Our soul sighs in the beauty of resting union
Observing us present in Time with eternity
Sometimes we are out of tune with everything
Insisting upon our own pleasure and willful way
Our soul extends us a loving patient hand
Guiding us at a slower pace until we peacefully agree
Sometimes we rise up on new inspirations
Secure in the larger awareness of soul
Our soul gently cradles our expanding minds
Waiting, assisting in our next evolving step
Sometimes we suddenly conceive what is beyond us
Yearning to reach new dimensions undiscovered
Our soul cheers our efforts no matter how small
Protecting our new knowledge now conscious
Sometimes when reaching high too fast
Frightened of intense emotions flood rising
Our soul descends to cover with darkness
Quieting our fears, steadying us once more
Sometimes as we learn our inner depths
Struggling against all odds for illumination
Our soul warms us with healing inner fire
Powering us mightily for the Transition
Sometimes there are spiritual leaps forward
Forcefully exploding within and without
Our soul glimmers with rising anticipation
Savoring soon our completed inner union
Sometimes we are stressed to nearly breaking
Agonizing over the temporary and unimportant
Our soul braves the chaos of inner darkness to
Pull us back from the brink of wrong surrender
Sometimes we live as if disappearing invisible
Wandering and stumbling in the shifting fog
Our soul calls us, encouraging return to Hope
Singing soothing words on our long journey
Sometimes we turn inward ferociously
Blocking a world too much coming our way
Our soul cocoons us ever silent and vigilant
Rocking us sweetly on the churning stormy waters
Sometimes our ego performs painfully under many masks
Role playing for decades, often an entire life time
Our soul suffocates, groaning under heavy pretense
Stripping down unworthy deception and hiding lies
Sometimes we reach so high we forget how greedy
Grasping is not the same as eagerly reaching
Our soul steers us once more toward respect
Standing still with layering Time to greet us
Sometimes we arrive triumphant at our destination
Harmonized with Eternity’s shimmering playground
Our soul relaxes and melts into simple ecstasy
Knowing we will now turn back for others
Copyright 3 September 2009
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For a couple of more photo-rich poems, go here and here.
Friendship Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
Cold Soul Photo by Hamed Parham @ flickr
Whispering Secrets Photo by HAMED MASOUMI @ flickr
Tears: Baptism of the Soul Photo by honikum @ flickr
A Matter of the Heart Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
U will never know wonderment photo by honikum @ flickr
Serene photo by honikum @ flickr
You need to know what really happened photo by honikum @ flickr
Inspiration Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
Next dimension photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
Feelings flying too high Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
Book of transition Photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr
Lightness photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr
Surrender Photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr
Invisible Photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr
The Introvert Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
Ego Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
Present in the Now Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
Spiritual Grace Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr
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