Tag: light

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Becalmed, English Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Becalmed ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #303

A grey day
Light flattened
By a thick
Midday haze

Made all the more grim
By my mood
Impenetrable as the atmosphere

From full steam
To dead ahead slow

All stations stop

Close my eyes
Deep breath

Not stopped
Becalmed
Diminished light emerges

Find the blue
In sky and  sea
Contrast highlight with shadow
Underway, with tranquil gratitude

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Blustery, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Highway, Near Lion's Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Bluster ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #296

With some bluster
Does the wind complain
Drives the sea
And the clouds
To fraught disdain

In these throes do I
Count my many blessings
For the calm
Which stills me
Deep inside

Unlike the waves
Upon the water
And the sky
My mind is quiet
Without torment to promote a cry

And while horizon
Soon the sun obscures
The star within
Shines bright
With everlasting light

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Amphitrite Lightouse, Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rocky ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #292

I arrive at the end
Of a rocky path
Where a beacon indicates
A vast unknown
Beneath a misty guile

But a light of no small promise
Beckons from a distance
My faith tells me
Is surmountable

Perhaps it will be a smooth sail
On a quiet sea
Or a road no less arduous
Than the  sharp-stoned path
Which bloodied my feet
Since many miles ago

No matter
The destination seems bright
And beautiful enough
While I have covered greater distances
With less hope
And no small despair

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Under a Pale Sky and a Hot Sun, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA

Being Still

I remind myself

There is always a bridge
To some place better
Than I am now

Sometimes all it takes
To cross the bridge
Is to open my eyes and recognize

I already have

I remind myself

There is always a light
To help me see
Who I want to be

Sometimes all it takes
To see who I will become
Is to open my heart and realize

I already am

The Way is not a practice of movement

The Way becomes easier
When I discover the value
In being still