Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the world...to lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Thursday, April 15, 2010

How to Qualify For Membership In The Reign of Heaven

Compost everything and frequently turn it to air.
That includes your headaches, rashes, your unspent rages.
Children enrolled in narrow rooms need release,
then show them the rest of our place, you know...
Orion's Belt, Andromeda , the journey of the planets.
Look into the eyes of animals.
It matters.
Can you paint them on cave walls?
Search a secret place where the hermit thrush has gone to die,
and flute there.
When grandiose persons try to enlarge by talking,
diminish yourself, mute and honest as an oval stone.
Be alert at the dusk moment when light turns over,
Be there when Venus rises,
and at moon's wake
Your presence is your membership.

V. as J. sends nourishment for our bodies...here's a little something to nourish our soul.
This beautiful art work by Elena Ray...and inspiring poem by Hannah Main-Van der Kamp.

2 comments:

  1. A feast...for the eyes and the soul. Beautiful poem, stunning picture.

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  2. What incredibly wise words...

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