Tag Archives: abbey of the arts

The Hard and EAse of Flow


adams mouth hurrican2

Haiku

Flow is not working

Paradox of opposites

Oxymoron sky

~

And then some

~

There is sense to a flow

that gives to a natural ease

When going with the flow

finds calm in each moment

.

Till the application of Hard comes

And what was finding ease

Finds velocity by disruption

.

or maybe worse

.

Stagnation pools at your feet

wrapped in a morbid stench

of passivity going no-where

Leave a comment

Filed under A Pilgrams Journey, Abbey of the arts., ANN ARBOR, FLow, GeezerGirl., NAPOWRIMO, national poetry month, Ypsilanti Poet

GIVING PAUSE… a pantoum


This pantoum poem is from a prompt from Christine, The Abbess of  www.Abbeyofthearts.com .  The prompt is: A reflective question:  Where do you find space for silence and solitude so that you can listen to whisperings within?

Those of  you that visit my poetry blog have probably noticed I have a ‘thing’ for pantoums.  There is this magic that happens for me when I write them.  I don’t know where each line will pull me in the repeat, and then I get to return to where I started from in the end.  I don’t edit much, if at all.  They are kinda what just happens for me in the journey of them.  Again, that’s how I find some magic and revealing of something a little deeper for myself.

Anyway… I hope you enjoy this one.

IMG_0231

GIVING PAUSE

.

Silent whispers pause yearning to be heard

In the Down beat, in the up beat, in the heart beat

Wrapped in quietude there is wait for the soft voice

Settling, slowing, allowing the deep listening

.

In the down beat, in the up beat, in the heart beat

That silence  between beat and pause glistens

Settling, slowing, allowing the deep listening

The now in the forever after always waits

.

That silence between beat and pause glistens

There is radiance in the soft voice of the heart

The now in the forever after always waits

You continue to be the One Spirit is waiting for

.

There is radiance in the soft voice of the heart

A pause for breath’s chance to deepen the attention

You continue to be the One Spirit is waiting for

What better time can there ever be than right now

.

A pause for breath’s chance to deepen the attention

Wrapped in quietude there is wait for the soft voice

What better time can there ever be than right now

Silent whispers pause, yearning to be heard

2 Comments

Filed under A pligrams journey, Abbey of the arts., ASCENSION, jeanne adwani, Jeanne Beauchamp, NAPOWRIMO, national poetry month, pantoum, Spirituality

Yes against all Odds


Heart hand n mouth

A futile No rises to all that is Yes

When the battered down starves

The slow climb back to the good self

.

Such thirst for that dried cracked tongue

That has let silence erode life’s sweetness

Drained the landscape of the self, desert dry

.

If only the clouds could burst from

Eyes that lost their tears long ago

Despair took all the wet hope of Yes away

.

The river is not that far of a crawl

Let that last stir of Yes stand you tall

And run naked from the barren hostile

.

Of your doubt and terror that holds you

Hostage, make the relent a heart’s truth

Lay your Yes against fear’s hard No

.

Rises to the Yes that has always marked

The Champions highest quest

To the Grail that’s never been

.

Further away than right here

Close to the soul’s truth and

The promise of every moment

Leave a comment

Filed under A pligrams journey, Abbey of the arts., ANN ARBOR, ASCENSION, MICHIGAN POET, The soul knows

RISING


GERMANY 130

In the cave dark and deep

Cold gives lies to what is thought lost

The heat of the heart was pulled

to the North where winter held her

Hostage to the frigid deceit

.

A flickered shiver of a flame

on a breath of a whisper of green

Takes in the inhale of Spring

remembering the call of the Sun

.

Pushing up from the dark and deep

On hands and knees crawling

on ancient bed rock out reaching

for the light.  Pulled to the east

with morning’s waking yawn

.

And you stand up tired of sleep

Tired of of the dark cold cave

Raising open arms like buds

unfolding to the Sun’s illumination

In the quick blind, on the first

inhale of life’s arousal back to yourself

Leave a comment

Filed under A pligrams journey, ASCENSION, Healing the soul. Out of the dark. Ascension, Resurrection, SPRING

Haiku for these Days.


Wholy Grail.

Wholy Grail.

Make all your days Good

Each moment a resurrection

The Full moon rises

Leave a comment

Filed under ANN ARBOR, APRIL FOOL, BE HERE NOW, Blood MOON, full moon, MICHIGAN POET, Resurrection, SPRING

This a summer of…


Wholy Grail.

Wholy Grail.

This is a summer of gathering

letting go, remembering,

moving, finding a new groove

 

This is summer of fear found

fear release, surrendering.

making space for new possibilities

 

This is a summer of edges

pushed, hanging on for dear life.

standing in the Center.

 

This is a summer of startled resistance

Deepening into the forever after of

when Oneness calls to the let it all go

 

This is a summer when angst

outgrew herself for peaceful resolution

On fresh pages freed for a new story

 

This is a summer when what needed 

to get together got to together in the 

seamless love given by others.

 

This is a summer of gratitudes fruition

When to give is to receive and to

receive fills the giving cup

 

This is a summer when the heart prism 

finds the clarity in the crystal

Catching all light in her opening

 

This is a summer still happening

in the calm of moments accepted 

In the trust of how the Infinite unfolds

 

Perfectly.

4 Comments

Filed under HAPPINESS, JOY, michigan, SUMMER, the craft of writing., TRUTH, WRITER'S PROMPT, YPSILANTI

drink freely from life’s giving


I ‘stole’ this line from from Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner.  www.abbeyofthearts.com

The original sentence is this;  “Drink freely from the life you have been given.”  I made it ‘mine’ by changing it a bit.  If you have time, give her website a visit.  There is something very special about Christine.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST 2 005

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Drink freely from life’s giving

Fill up on sweetness that is not hiding

Listen to the breeze give her story

Air is every where with her knowing

 

Drink freely from life’s giving

Ease slow into the receiving

Feel vast the heart’s voice

Oneness is not wandering

 

Drink freely from life’s giving

Expand into The Way flowing

Know duality will find it’s Oneness

The Earth joins in the evolving

 

Drink freely from life’s giving

Belief will bring the seeing

Release what holds too hard

Light the way for us searching.

 

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under AGING, BE HERE NOW, BIRTH. LIFE. DEATH, LOVE, NATURE, PEACE, SPIRITUAL, SUMMER