Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Mag- Jacaranda Purple, No

"Everything was chocolate ice cream and kisses and wind."
Until it wasn't.

Francesca Lia Block

"Dream is not that which you see while sleeping
 it is something that does not let you sleep."
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


I feel the breath of life throughout this landscape.

Jacaranda Purple
It's Not

It's all the Colors of Life
begging you to play.

Stepping out of oneself
reaching for the swiftest moving barge 
of tomorrow's day
leave the ruins of yesterday.

Be still, climb outward anyway
bring only that which is necessary,
then, and only then do you
 see the light of day.

Be immersed by radiance 
as if you were a rose
dare to own your thorns.

Be alive, as the one grown through
 the concrete of your days.
Thorns soften, petals reaching, bursting for the rays,

of many suns waiting to be lived evermore
be the one that grew.
Be your best self.

Then embrace all the colors of your life, graciously.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I like color -Killroy

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, a lovely poem and great advice. The image is gorgeous, I love the view. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Gail said...

"...dare to own your thorns..." Brilliant.

Helen said...

I also went right to "dare to own your thorns" ~~ won't forget that soon.

EG CameraGirl said...

Great advice to leave the ruins of yesterday! I do wish that were easier to do than to say, though. ;)

Elephant's Child said...

Love 'daring to own our thorns'...
Great thought, and a stunning image.

Cloudia said...

Wisdom to the wise. Words to others, K. Well done


Lois said...

Beautiful post Karen!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

You have written a beautiful, creative, and touching post (as always). I love this. You could easily put together books that would be favourites of many, especially me.

Kutamun said...

I share your sense of awe , hi Karen

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I Love these words.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful post Karen, thank heavens for colour in this weird world :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful post Karen, thank heavens for colour in this weird world :)

kaykuala said...

Striving very hard to put color in one's life is no mean feat. It takes efforts. Great lines Karen!


Susan Anderson said...

Lovely and uplifting. This is my favorite line:

Be alive, as the one grown through
the concrete of your days.


Berowne said...

Sharp, sprightly, intriguing...

Sandra said...

Be immersed by radiance
as if you were a rose
dare to own your those lines!

Other Mary said...

This is beautiful and healing, and so fitting for the picture.

Michael said...

own those thorns. know thyself, eh?

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Strikingly beautiful photos and sentiments!