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...

Soul Journey

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

Denny Lyon
Copyright 3 September 2009
All Rights Reserved

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For a couple of more photo-rich poems, go here and here.


Photo Credits

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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