A Late Walk

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A Poem by Robert Frost

When I go up through the mowing field,

The headless aftermath,

Smooth-laid like thatch with heavy dew,

Half closes the garden path.

     

And when I come to the garden ground,

The whir of sober birds

Up from the tangle of withered weeds

Is sadder than any words.

    

A tree beside the wall stands bare,

But a leaf that lingered brown,

Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,

Comes softly rattling down.

    

I end not far from my going forth

By picking the faded blue

Of the last remaining aster flower

To carry again to you.

    

Poetry by Robert Frost

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Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Winter Trees

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I went walking in the woods yesterday, (yes it was cold) and I was amazed at the lighting and lines of the trees. Here are a few samples. I think next time I will try black and white. There is a short poem at the end.

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Pretending to be dead but very much alive,

their roots cannot be defeated, breathing

through the soil, waiting for the right time

to burst with life and color, and air

for us to breathe.

 

Writing, Poetry and Images © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

The Sea

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He always did love the open sea,

a place to remember,

to never forget,

looking deep into the water,

he could see his own soul,

without time, without boundaries,

far past the horizon,

up into the heavens,

wondering about Buddha,

endless.

Contemplation and healing,

in a dolphin’s fin,

the toss of a wave,

the answers of a seagull,

he could embrace the journey,

without being judged.

A place to remember,

to never forget,

wholeness.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Searching

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We can search for the peace,

of within, the depths of our souls,

feel the winds of our spirits,

washing away the dust,

preparing our hearts,

for the light.

But in the meantime a child searches,

for food, the refugee searches,

for a home, the crushed spirit searches,

for healing, never knowing,

a protector, an angel with a shield.

God help us to be aware, awake,

not just looking at ourselves,

and our own needs,

but also the needs,

of the hurting.

          

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Cold Air

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Cold air, blowing on my forehead,

sweating,

telling my lungs to live,

taking in the brisk,

the crispness,

underneath a cotton sweatshirt.

Jeans marching,

buffeting the leaves,

over tennis shoes hopeful,

gliding over the mountain trail.

Spirit soaring,

pausing to dwell,

with the eagles,

grateful to be alive,

with the owls sleeping,

in the daylight sun,

the autumn,

seeing with sharp eyes,

the yellow and orange,

living again.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Women in History

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A Prose Poem

It wasn’t all that glamorous. They were hidden away, never choosing, never voting, but always hoping the policies would change. That men would understand the well. Sickness, instead of the romance, we dream about. It was not about the long dresses, eyelashes, and fanning themselves. It was harsh, the life of a servant.

There was a darkness in our history, but thank God for the light. Freedom was born slowly, a painful labor. Some conservatives lament losing the past, shame on them. Let it die, so we can all live. And so that the women in history, will stop turning over, in their graves.

       

Writing and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

A Quote from Helen Keller

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No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

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Helen Keller is truly one of the greatest heroes of human history. Her courage of overcoming such incredible limitations, of not being able to hear, or speak, is nothing short of inspirational. She had to learn how to communicate, from a very young age, and yet she became a prolific author, and world famous speaker. She was an advocate for people with disabilities, for working people, and for women’s rights.

In this quote we can see so much of her courageous, and positive spirit. Keller’s view was that people are limited by being negative. You cannot accomplish something, unless you believe that you can. In her view, being an optimist is what enables us, or gives us the strength and power, to discover the mysteries of the heavens, the uncharted seas, and most of all the opening of opportunities for the human spirit.

Her words here, are meant to provoke us to think about how we approach life, and our attitude. She is also showing us how unlimited we can be, and that we too can accomplish great things! Let us think of her as an example, of overcoming our own obstacles.

I wish you peace!

     

Commentary and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”