Presence Acknowledged

Dream like, secret garden
Haven for nature’s creatures,
Resting spot for all.

Four legged beauty
Daring to claim her foliated seat,
Despite brick and mortar wedge.

Mutual presence acknowledged,
Acceptance mirrored,
Silent moments shared.

Such respect and dignity
Revered as beauty,
Treasured as gifts.

Then why so different
Within ones household,
With creatures alike, human to human!

Where goes the respect,
The dignity, the awe,
The gratitude?

Perhaps what’s needed
Is to recognize
Those very facets
First, in one’s self.

Not look to others
To give the complements,
To fill the void
Or take the blame.

So look both ways,
Inside yourself
Outside your window.

With such focus
The truest beauty
Can be found,
As you mirror
All of life’s finds.

Moonstruck

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Rendered speechless
Eyes locked to your face
Entranced by your aura
Encased in your silvery gaze

Each night you visit
Sometimes a slither more
Sometimes a slither less
But as twilight dwindles you’ll sure be there

When in full force
To the your great mercy
Some will howl
Some will swoon

Your lunar powers
Gentle and relentless
As each wave of sea
Beats to your beam

Each blossom blooms
Each offspring is born
Each harvest collected
Each winter unfolds

All that can cycle
Cycle it does
As you stay constant
And orbit all day

Companion of Earth
You have taught me my great truths
That the one by my side
From the first day through the last

Will emerge in all shapes
With powers big and small
Will shine lights so bright
No darkness can remain

Will soften the hardest
Will beckon the lover
Will reflect my imperfections
Yet regardless will remain
Always so present

Timeless Beauty

Original art by Tejal Patel

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Timeless beauty
Impeccable design

Handcrafted delicately
Gracefully balanced

This is your form
This is your nature

With each one of your breaths
Come to this closer

When clarity unfolds
It permeates your all

With the flow of your pencil
Dance out the Divine

Be it words, be it illustration
The song is just the same

One of endless love and beauty!

 

 

Regal Lily

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Standing tall
In all her glory,
Bearing her core
Revealing her story.

Once a bud
Now in maturity,
Rich in elegance
Yet humbled by mortality.

From inner core
To edge of petals,
Spectrum of hues
Strength in depth.

Spring’s chilly dawns
Or sudden April showers,
All weathered through
With promise of sun’s sheltering.

Let her life story
Yield comfort and challenge,
For as she cycles through
So shall you…

Sunrise to Sunset…

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Behold the promise of a new day
From the colors in the sky
Not a rainbow yet still quite an array.

Yellow, emerging with power
Orange to red passing passion and fire
Even dark blue is warm yet smoldering
As forced to retire by the glimmer of dawning.

Such are colors of life
Rich and in their turn take the stage.
Enjoy each hue
As the glows and shimmers, wax and wane
From life’s breaking dawn to it’s restful night…