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Harmony in Word and Form: 2018 Gallery Exhibit featuring Pix to Words photographs, stories and poetry. Harmony in Word and Form - Harmony in Word and Form: A Gallery Exhibit featuring photographs, stories and poetry selected from the blog Pix to Words. Themes include landscapes, abstractions, travel, love, relationships, healing, and some eastern mysticism.
Autumn Light, Over Lynne Mansion, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Trauma - I am of this world And I am not I am in this world And I am not I have this body And I do not I am present I am nowhere I am here But not I am present I am a ghost This is trauma This is dissodiation
Some Mad Portal, Clouds, Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada Some Mad Portal - No matter how dark the path No matter how obscured How many obstacles Some mad portal Always seems to appear And I find my way My failures seem always To be failures of perseverance When I turn away from the path
Time, Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada Time - I feel time Wending Up my spine Stealing my vigour Taking my mind But my heart Remains strong My spirit Undiminished So I Unrelenting Resist time Live today Work toward Tomorrow
Reflections, Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America Where the Circle Ends - Where it starts There it ends Then we must Begin again Circle Unbroken The round Complete Then round And round And round Again Until I step Upon a path Some may say Leads me astray But here's The Way Not straight or curved Without an end Without a start
Lichen at Hope Slide, British Columbia, Canada I Rhyme With Orange - Nothing rhymes With me Like me Like Orange Not range Not fringe Not forage Nor porridge Though all tinker with The tongue and the ear The elusive rhyme The elusive me Not here Nor there Not wholly myself Not anyone else Just a voice which speaks With a heart which listens These fingers to write And an eye to frame A me without Rhyme Some day to grapple With the apple I am
Epic ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #149 - Even on the gloomiest days The world can seem Simply epic If I choose to look for it And so can I
Vintage Selfie, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, United States of America Selfless Selfie In Between - I climb the stairs Get turned around Wonder which Up or down Light's everywhere Caught between Transitioning Where do I Belong
The Guilt in Her Eye The Guilt in Her Eye - Who would I be Without the guilt In a sad, lonely eye Reflecting back at me Who would I be Without the self-doubt Without the self-pity Without the self-hate Which accompanies it What if I could show Myself the compassion Myself the kindness Myself the forgiveness I offer so freely to others
Here, NOW, Boy, Mother, Aunt, Kashgar, Xinjiang, China Gesture ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #148 - One need not read nor write Nor even understand A single word here spoken To know the story In the gestures A narrative As old as time
Upon These Shoulders, Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand Choices - Upon my shoulders Rest a life-span's choices Some for good Some for naught Most with barely Any thought A good many I regret But the life Which made them I do not I learned I grew I fell down I got back up Some times That seems The hardest choice
Serrated Edge, Amphitrite Point, Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Serrated Edge - I walk along serrated edge Just beyond the tumult's grasp Not retreating Nor taking on the task Caught between my courage And despair A darkness near envelopes me So stop Take stock Find firm footing And there turn Full face Into all that comes Lick the salt Upon my lips And savour All strange beauty In the bitterness
Lovely Lichen, Hope Slide, British Columbia, Canada Organic ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #147 - Nature draws her lines In chaos and complexity Mathematics and some chemistry Laws of physics yet unbroken By laws of beauty she has written Laws which I do well to heed If my art is to succeed Nature I do not exploit you Nor wrest the brushes from your hand It's not my mind to alter your decision But offer you my humble vision
Light and Darkness ~ Shadow, Lattice Wall and Light, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada The Light Without - In light of day I find my way In darkness seek The light within The grey between The black and white I lose my way To gloom within Then light of day Too dim by far The dimmest star The light within So then seek I A beacon bright To light the way A light without
Love in Silhouette, Amphitrite Point, Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Neither Princess nor Prince… but, Love - If this were the end of the world I would still have to sail Beyond the horizon To be worthy of your love She said He laughed Then leaned down to kiss her Sternly, she held him off I'm not worthy yet But couldn't hold the moment As he searched her eyes She laughed Pulled him to her And kissed him Hard
Footsteps in the Dunes, Ming Sha Shan, Mountains of Singing Sand, Dunhaung, Gansu, China Going Forward - I carry my past In a backpack So I am never far From the moments Which defined me Events Connections Love, loss Attainment, failure Lessons, places, people Triumphs
Authenticity, Ming Sha Shan, Mountains of Singing Sands, Dunhuang, Gansu, China Authentic - Quiet mind Breathe If nothing comes Find a prompt (Photographs usually work.) Start again Breathe Quiet mind Write what comes Don’t argue with the words It’s OK to not like what they say Write them anyway
Just a Hint of Blue, Clouds and Sky, Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada Clouds ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #146 - In the brooding atmosphere Of patterns woefully disturbed I seek glimmers of possibility I optimistically call Hope
Goosenecks State Park, San Juan River, Utah, United States of America Trust the Flow - I make my way Down winding path Though much I seem To go astray Just trust the flow To lead the way So long as I Keep steady craft Row with the main And level stay I'll reach the calm Upon this raft
Alpine Daisy Aster Close, Buller Mountain, Spray Valley Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada Unbroken - In the shadows On the periphery Core hidden away I observe the violence The hurt The suffering Detached Feeling nothing To feel would be To shatter So strong because So fragile
Sunset and Alpen Glow over Jasper, Amber, Violet and Indigo, Jasper Sky Tram, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada Jasper Butterfly - Over Jasper Where sunset meets the alpenglow Amber mingles with the violet and indigo Here am I On the cusp of the sky While far below Rivers and life In endless flow Reminding myself Of the importance Of even one small voice In the tide of events Like the butterfly In Beijing I flutter Back down to the valley Where I ride the flow Singing From the depth of my soul
Encroaching Twilight, Jasper Skytram, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada Peaks ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #145 - I rise up Above it all See the world Beyond the peaks Touch the sky Breathe in space Feel the Earth Beneath my feet Await the stars Infinity Existence set In time and place Yet all at once I'm every where I'm every thing I'm not at all To be And not To be
Sunset, Jasper, from the Jasper Skytram, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada Moments of Beauty Between the Darkness and the Light - Violet ascendant In the failing light Amber blanket Beneath the indigo Soon enough to fall Into star-flecked obsidian Here I stand On this thin edge Of the cusp Between darkness and the light Witness to An extraordinary beauty
Violet, Devils Marbles, Northern Territory, Australia Violet - The violet Behind my eyes Followed on The indigo Which followed still The cobalt blue Where once was just Obsidian From the black My spirit rose Found the path Where current flows The energy Connects us all And me to me The deepest part I come to know In violet light Is bathed
Beyond the Mountains Blue, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada Desire - Where the filtered sun Casts mountains blue Across this deepest valley Beyond a distant shore The clouds so busy gathering While here the skies so clear But there I know she waits for me Climb down, then sail, then climb again
Sun Burst, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada After the Oil Boom - Well I dreamed I saw the clouds And the heat waves coming. Wretched mad man on my mind When the sun burst through the skies. There was my heart there singin' in the light But I felt like I could cry. Look at mother nature on the run In the twenty seventeen.
Dramatic, Sea to Sky Gondola, Howe Sound, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada Dramatic - Sometimes the drama seduces me Saturated intensity Overwrought meaning There's a beauty in the extreme Which satisfies my lust For something bigger than myself But then leaves me spent Exhausted Weakened
The Wells and Dancing Boy, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada Focus ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #144 - Sometimes It's hard to stay focused To capture all the details To see the whole picture Still I see enough To know the beauty Of a moment
Boots, Labrang Si, Tibetan Yellow Hat Buddhist Monastery, Xiahe, Gansu, China Boots - Inside The chanting The texts Stripping away Layer upon layer Of being Seeking At the centre The non-being That is everything Outside The first layer
Buddhas All in a Row, Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang, Malaysia Naming is the Origin of all Particular Things - Only when I resist the name a thing has been given Can I discover the true nature of the thing
Granite and Conifers, Yosemite National Park, California, United States of America Granite and Conifer - Enrapt Enwrapped Granite and conifer Cloud and sky And I Reverent In the rain And rapture Of nature's glory
Sunset, Mojave Desert, Route 66, California, United States of America Seeing in the Brightness - Sometimes The light seems too bright So I seek The respite of darkness I remind myself The darkness is always present Even in the brightest light Its balance is available
Lake Powell, Page, Arizona, United States of America Visualizing - I swim down Deep into the reservoir Of the pain and suffering That is my despair Find the glimmer of hope Release it from the bottom Cradling it in my arms As I rise back to the surface Breathe deeply in the fragrant air Pull myself up onto the solid shore Basking in the sun's warmth While pain and suffering drains away Despair releases from my being While hope swells in my heart
Big, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Highway, Near Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada Big ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #143 - Sometimes I'm confronted with it So big So far to go So little time How will I explore it all How will I get there A step At a Time I don't know Just how far That will take me Whether It will be To the end So best To not Stand still
Sunshine Beach Sunrise, Noosa, Queensland, Australia Hope and Possibility - Where there is romance and reminiscence in a sunset There is hope and possibility in a sunrise
The Twelve Apostles, The Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia A Fortune of Time and Place - The sun settles softly into morning Early, still quiet I'm alone with the wind And the waves And my camera I've seen a hundred shots From just this spot But none have this light Have this atmosphere Have this glory A fortune Of time and place And being there In the moment Camera in hand
The Big Lesson in Life, Baby, is Never be Scared of Anyone or Anything, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Never Be Scared - Irony Tragedy Comedy Today, this thought frightens me
Crimson and Amber Desert, Highway 87, Northern Arizona, United States of America Crossings - I intend To cross this barrenness Knowing not what awaits On the other side Or if there is An other side I can reach
Inversion, The Roundhouse, Whistler Mountain, British Columbia, Canada Inversion - Inversion, a reversal of behaviour in which a layer of cool is overlain by a layer of [hot] (normal conditinos usually decrease)
Jessie, Bon's Off Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Standout ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #142 - She struggled a little Sometimes To be noticed To stand out From the cacophony Of life around her But she knew Who she was And what she could do And if others Couldn't see her That was their problem
Monochrome Canyon, Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, Arizona, United States of America Time and Change - I stand on the edge Of a hundred million years Changing, changing, changing Always change One score and five thousand years ago Human eyes came to see Human hands learned to make All our grandiose change No match for nature's hand
Wall of discord, Route 66, Mojave Desert, California, United States of America A Comfortable Wall - This strife This discord It's a wall A familiar obstruction I've grown comfortable with As comfortable as I am With the window And its pretty scene Offering distraction As respite It occurs to me Pass through the window
Subtle Hour, Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia, Canada.jpg Subtle Hour - In the subtle hour At day's end Serenity Transcends presence Transforms being I bask In expansion Become vivid In my finite Infinity
Ganga Angel, Dashashwamedh Ghat, The Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Ganga Angel - Ganga Angel: on the compelling beauty and divinity of photographing people, featuring an exquisite photograph of a candlelit woman on India's Ganges River at Varanasi.
Thai Longtails, Krabi, Thailand Vessels Beckon - Vessels beckon      Come aboard      Set sail      Horizons calling      To journey beyond I build castles on the beach Realizing my dreams Adventures unfolding One bucket of sand at a time While the boats Tug gently at the lanyards I've tied firmly to the shore
Ghost Gums MacDonnell Ranges Station, Northern Territory, Australia MacDonnell Ranges Ghost Gums - Twisted Gnarled Rock and bough Resilient Adaptive Outback Beauty
Fall Alder Colors, Porteau Cove, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia, Canada A Little Sunshine in the Grey - On a grey day I find a little sunshine In some small remnant of the past Soon to be lost forever On a grey day I learn gratitude For lessons of darkness Which made of me a man Who finds light In the littlest things
Mittens and Buttes, Monument Valley Navajo Park, Arizona, United States of America Three ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #141 - Just the three of us Spirit, mind and body On a journey through Space, time and possibility
Hoodoo Impressions, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States of America Revealing the Wall - When you pulled the ground Out from under me Why were you surprised It left a wall you could not climb
Time and Love, Hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States of America Time and Love - Time and love They've etched your lines Deep into me
Picasso, Daley Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Picasso in Chicago - In a square Of ramrod straight Reaching for the sky A cross high in the heavens The people gather In respite For lunch and chatter For solitude of thought Beneath a steely gaze Realized by mind Unenamoured of the box And so dwelt well outside it
Cadillac Ranch, Route 66, Amarillo, Texas, United States of America Curves - >The twists and turns Of highway curves Carry me So far from here No matter All the miles I'll go The turn for home Eventually comes Curves twist back upon themselves
Alien Beauty, Barnacles and Mussels, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Alien Beauty - Alien beauty Is the most compelling Challenging me to expand Like discovering the harmony In discord Like finding the order Underlying chaos So that all the world Alien and familiar Becomes more beautiful
Verdant Corridor, Rocky Mountains, Trans Canada Highway, Near Spiral Tunnels, British Columbia, Canada Storms ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #140 - Beyond such verdant corridor A cacophony of mayhem Though stride I must Into the storm Carry with me Vibrant life If only as A notion Which in turn Will carry me Beyond the gathering Commotion
Cloud Over Rock, Banff National Park, From HI Banff Alpine Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada Water and Stone - I watch the clouds Dominate the mountains I see the rain Cleave the stone I understand How the soft Is stronger Than the hard
Rock and Sky and Sea, Howe Sound, Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada Rock to Sea to Sky - From rock to rock Across the sea Beneath the sky The rugged land A windward lee And as the ripples Lap the shore The air, it riffles Through my hair Now calm descends Upon my brow My heart In gentle rhythm With the waves Sun warms my face This life like art No better hand Could wield a brush Paint such perfection On my soul
Stochastic, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Highway, Near Porteau Cove, British Columbia, Canada Stochastic - Little dots of existence Racking up time and substance From pointillistic nothings
Victoria Chained, Hannah Levien, The Magicians, Season I Unchained Melody - Darkness Chains Isolation But for A trickle of light Filtered down Through the depths And for a time On cloudless days A streamer Of brilliance Reminds A world beyond This dreary depth No chains Confine me No darkness Destroy me No isolation Confound me The light beyond Serves to remind The light within Always burning Always bright Always connected So that I Am never in darkness Am never restrained Am never alone
Undiminished Beauty, Alpine Daisy Aster, Buller Mountain Day Use Area, Spray Valley Provincial Park, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada Undiminished Beauty - Unfocused Discord Unsettled Balance Undiminished Beauty
Masts and Glass Towers, From Jericho Beach, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Vertical ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #139 - Now seeing the earth Connect to it Become the ground
Signs and Cormorants, English Bay, From Jericho Pier, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Diving Deep - Insight always delves Deeper than my immediate grasp Like a sign with clearly printed letters Arranged as enigmatic words While a mystery Perfectly perceived Remains a mystery The cormorant dives deeply But before it can fly again It must wait for its feathers to dry
My Hot Dog, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, David Lam Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada First Bite - A chill glare At a li'l dog On the first bite Of her chili dog
Smoke Suffused, Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada The Rockies - Even under the duress Of smoke suffused atmosphere An elegant and formidable beauty
Eerie Light, Boundary Bay, Delta, British Columbia, Canada Seeing the True Nature of Darkness - Sometimes the light Makes the eerie Eerier Makes the darkness Darker I remind myself It's better to see Things as they are To see the dark In the darkness
Built for Speed, Corvette Stingray, The Glancy Motor Hotel, Route 66, Clinton, Oklahoma, United States of America Speed ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #138 - Odes to a different time Built for speed Lived at a Main Street pace The paradox Of a mechanical world As seen from this virtual realm Because here am I Everywhere at once Yet nowhere at all
Twice a Day an Island, Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Twice a Day an Island - This little bit of rock Twice a day an Island Momentary wilderness Beyond an urban beach
Tugboat and Log Booms, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Mother - In magic hour's Golden glow She tucks them gently Into rustling sheets Already deep In slumber's keep A loving kiss Upon each brow Then turns away Though not without A backward glance A silent sigh She carries With her Into night The peaceful sleep Of innocents
Tugboats and Log Booms, Strait of Georgia, From Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Backlight - There's a bright light Beyond the back of my mind Illuminating a hint Of a promise For a possibility I cannot quite Comprehend Formidable Majestic A divine grace Nonetheless Ultimately Terrifying
Unlikely Hues, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Highway, Near Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada Unlikely Hues - I linger in deepening darkness Counting out time In fives by five Collecting virtual waves Of indigo and azure Lavender and cobalt Refracted and reflected By atmosphere and cloud And a near-flat sea
Seagull at Melfort Bell, Carolina Channel, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Seagull at Melfort Bell - A seagull cries O'er the buoy bell ringing The lapping tide Is a gentle sigh While I gather mussels To steam in seasoned water For dinner and wine With you, my love While boats and whales Ply the narrow channel
The Reaching Sea, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada The Reaching Sea - The questing sea Reaches for me Then for the sky Not at all content With her lowly lot Seeks to climb the shore Or sunders self Evaporates Obtains a cloudy high Though just a mist (as liquid falls to Earth) Flows back as river to the sea
Bruised and Sullen, Strait of Georgia, Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo Ferry, British Columbia, Canada Bruised Sullen Delight - Bruised the sky the land and the sea Sullen in demeanor and intent are they Delight do I in the extremes of existence
Frank Island Sunset, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Nature’s Afterglow - Is it aftermath Or afterglow When the storm is past And the sun sinks low Behind scattering clouds Reflected in calming waves I suppose It is a matter of perspective As most extreme conditions are Though I tend to see the glow And the storm? Nature's petit mort
Lennard Island Lighthouse, From Frank Island, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada One Steady Light - Just one steady light Piercing the darkness Can guide me through The rocky shoals
Railway Sunset, Route 66, Mojave Desert, California, United States of America The Long Straight and Narrow - Some roads are a joyride Some roads are a roadtrip Some roads are a journey And some roads are the long haul Running straight and narrow Ending somewhere beyond the horizon Roll onto one of these And I've made a commitment Right to the end of the line
Ancient Selfie, Aboriginal Art, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia copy Selfie ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #137 - With an economy Of line and form We learned to tell Our living story Upon the wall Of ancient cave A blogger posts An early selfie
Stormtrooper Street Art, Blood Alley, Downtown Eastside, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Lines & Words - I love how a brush stroke or a phrase can create an icon how few lines or words are required to tell a story and how every story and every icon means something different to everyone
Himalaya Foothills Sunrise VII, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India Simplest Lines - I love to find The simplest lines In all the complexity Of nature Though so reduced In form I find Her beauty Undiminished
Love Grace Beauty Meaning, Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America Love Grace Beauty Meaning - I am moved most By the things we construct create imagine For love grace beauty meaning Utility Matters little To me Except In a tool For creation
Southbound Highway 87, Between Round Top and Winslow, Arizona, United States of America Where Adventure Begins - I take the straight road Through the golden land Beneath illumined skies Somewhere beyond The vanishing lines Where the land rises Above the horizon The straight lines curve Flaxen plain becomes jagged stone Sunset gives way to twilight Gives way to deepest night
Bryce Canyon Fire, Hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States of America Winnowing - Armies are not raised From the masses But rather winnowed With fear and anger And the will toward violence The way rain and runoff Separates the stones From the sediment
Stagecoach Motel, Route 66, Seligman, Arizona, United States of America Past and Present - I take the old roads The back roads The scenic routes In the off-season I love the places Which carry the past Into the present Better still, the places where Past and present co-exist Without need for justification
Plume, Tatntalus Mountain Range, Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia, Canada Invisible Wind - A cloudless sky An invisible wind But for the snow Dragged over the peaks A roiling plume Like my mind As I'm buffeted Not so steadfast As the rocky peaks
Howe Sound Sunset, Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia, Canada For Earth Day - When the moon and planets align In the darkness that is not yet night I am reminded that this home, this Earth Is one preciously small orb In a vastness sporadically dotted With preciously small orbs An infinitesimal in the infinite Just like me
Snow Man, Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada Slumber ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #136 - He slept as it snowed And it became The slumber of aeons His awakening would be Celebrated around the world Though his eyes never opened again
Forgotten Library, Britannia Mining Museum, Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada Forsaken Library - It had been a library Once I guess it still was Though What did that matter Few Enough left who could Read The irrelevant past Now Silly stories of Love Self help for plentiful Times Dystopian imaginings for a world of Ease So it was no wonder salvagers Found No value in the printed Word
Vancouver and Harbour, From Woodward's Building, British Columbia, Canada Builders We - Such prolific builders we Who raze an endless stand of trees Erecting concrete towers in their place With geometric rigour lacking nature's grace We sunder her, retrain our eyes to see
Shadows in the Mist, Black Sand Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United State of America Shadow in the Mist - I remind myself Step Into my being Out of the shadows Beyond the mist Steadfast Manifest Consummate
Patterns in Steel, Alphanumeric Sphere, New Westminster Public Library, New Westmeinster, British Columbia, ,Canada Finding the Steel - Beaten Crushed Defeated I find the steel Within To go on
Queen of the Bazaar, Chandni Chowk market in Old Delhi, New Delhi, India More Love - Come away with me I will let you be Whoever you wish to be He doesn't love you Who would limit you To who you are now He does not love you Who would have you All to himself That is not love But the need of love Like a fetish
This Little Buoy, Melfort Bell, Carolina Channel, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada This Little Buoy - This little buoy Between the rocks Bobs and clangs In gentle swells A narrow draft 'Tween reef and land One red one green The channel marked At night Her light Bright green Is seen Green on the port To find the port Green to starboard Then sail the seas
Wake, From Lions Gate Bridge, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Wake - Always looking forward I move through the world Oblivious to the wake Left in my path Until I look back Into the shadowy past And see the ripples Of my existence Disturb the worlds of […]
Occluded Valley, Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada Occluded ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #135 - Oh the grandiosity Of mountain ranges Under cloudless skies Though here demurred Occluding smoke Smothers valley's depth and scale Still, upon a closer look The trees, a ridge A jagged line And then another Slight serrated edge The third and fourth both smoother still
A litle light electrical, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, India Just Take It In - Sometimes I just take it in Don't try to figure things out Sometimes There's just too much going on Too many possibilities Overwhelmed Confused Disoriented So I watch So I listen And try not to think Let it all settle
Buddha Subduing Mara, Wat Shri Chum, Sukhothai, Thailand Awakening - In the blurry fog Of Western Christianity In which there seemed Oh so much hypocrisy The gentle touch Of Eastern thought Guided me Along a different path Straight to the heart Of Christ's own ways
I in the Crowd, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada I in the Crowd - I scan the crowd Everyone so different Yet all the same And then there is I So different still From all the rest Or so I like To think
Melfort Bell, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Melfort Bell - I listen For the smallest voice Deep inside It always Rings true Guiding me through
So Goes the Wind, Frank Island, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada II Prevailing Winds - So goes the wind So goes nature
To the Delight of Tourists, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, India An Intimacy Between Strangers - >There is a certain kind of inner smile Which accompanies a smile shared among strangers An experience to be treasured
Aqua and Azure, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Aqua and Azure ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #134 - On another day The storms would come To whip the sea Into delightful fury But today Though the wind be high In the lee of the rocks A delightful calm I love them both The battering grey The aqua and azure Though...