Dreamy Tranquility

Dreaming of the road less travelled

An unspoken journey

Of endless possibilities

Mountains pull me in

A sacred witness

To my heart’s desire

Just when I thought

All was done

Call of the ocean

Steals my heart


Ann-Christine’s theme: Dreamy https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/07/20/lens-artists-photo-challenge-55-dreamy/

V.J.’s theme: Just when I thought… https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/22/v-j-weekly-challenge-58-just-when-i-thought/

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Heart of the Matter

K’lee has planted the seed that requires deep thought. “If you could see into the heart of me…”

“Spirituality is a brave search for the truth about existence, fearlessly peering into the mysterious nature of life.”

(Elizabeth Lesser)


I am

The eyes once filled with wonder

Catching polliwogs

The eyes of the spirited one

Who lost her voice

The eyes of innocence

Baffled by broken trust

The eyes of anger

Yearning for respite

The eyes looking for something

Finding it amidst nature

The eyes craving connection

In the stillness of the mind

In the cloudless sky

Where creativity dances

And mystery awakens the true journey

I am not my story

I am more than that


Klee`s Theme– https://obzervashunal.com/2019/07/15/klee-and-dales-cosmic-photo-challenge-if-you-could-see-into-the-heart-of-me/

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Ultimate Presence

The exquisite presence

Of caressing silence

Spilling deeply

Into the softened heart

Untying knots of memory

Washing them away gently

Filling this earthly vessel

No longer an island

With profound knowing

That I am not alone


“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. “

(Henry David Thoreau)

Patrick’s Theme: Island(s) https://pixtowords.com/2019/07/14/islands-pic-and-a-word-challenge-196/

V. J.’s Theme: Presence https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/15/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-57-presence/

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Life of Shadows

“Shadows are an entity as alive as the light.”

(Ron Bigelow)

“Light is nothing without shadows.”


* I cropped the above photo of my daughter’s eyes to achieve the below close-up. It was intriguing how the light, shadows and stray, wind-blown hairs created a universe in her eye.

“The eyes are the window of the soul.”

(English Proverb attributed to Cicero)


Cee’s B/W Theme: Shadows https://ceenphotography.com/2019/07/11/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-shadows-2/

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A Textured Proposition


Is the freedom

To bend ideas

Just like art

Poetry is full of bendable emotion

A textured proposition

Guided by the imagination

Opening new windows

To possibilities

Requiring dedicated work

To discover one‘s personal truth

(Inspired by the words of D. H. Lawrence)

Patrick’s Theme: Work https://pixtowords.com/2019/07/07/work-pic-and-a-word-


V. J. ‘s Theme: Language https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/08/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-56-language/

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Aspects of Serenity

Sunset over calm waters paints a picture of serenity in heart and mind.

Standing awestruck within reach of the serene majesty of a mountain range in Western Canada.

Experiencing a calm feeling of serenity with a glass of wine after a long, hectic day.

(This photo was taken in my former backyard many moons ago.)

Tina’s Theme: Serenity


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Reclaiming a New Day

Once I lost myself

On the road to adulthood

Now I can sit and breathe

Slowly shedding old skin

No longer troubled

By leaving things behind

I gaze at the clouds

And reclaim a new day

V.J.’s Theme: Reclaim https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/01/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-55-reclaim/

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