Luminous

“Awareness is like the sun.  When it shines on things they are transformed.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

Luminous
The cactus
offers
its own aperture.

Letting
just enough
light in.

To reveal
the cheerful exhibit
of her blooms.

Stacy Liddle
5/23/2017

Nature calls

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” —Vincent Van Gogh

Nature Calls
The wind
in whispers
and gusts.
The trees
in stillness
and scent.
The sky
all knowing
and boundless.
Softly they call
come out, breathe
feel the unwinding.

Stacy Liddle
8/15/2017

Fairy tales

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” —Albert Einstein

Treadsoftly
Oh, white floral beauty
are you fabricated
to deceive?
One accidental touch
of your stinging hairs
sending a painful warning.
Like a needle
those spiny leaves
act to deliver poison.
Her perfumed petals
a safe zone only
for those with wings.

Stacy Liddle
5/8/2017

Illuminated path

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” ―Winnie the Pooh

River Place Nature Trail   Austin,TX

Have you ever
wanted to
stop
to set
down your load
for awhile?

A quick glance up
from this brief respite
one can’t help
but notice
your path is now
illuminated.

Stacy Liddle 4/29/2017

Wearing a crown

“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” —Emile Zola

Not every seed pod
in the kingdom
wears a crown.

Or the youthful innocence
of a speckled
robins egg face.

Holding inside
powerful
opioid medicines.

Your sedative skills
written on ancient
Egyptian papyrus scrolls

Dorothy and Toto
once saved from a spell
of forever sleep.

Stacy Liddle 4/25/2017

Red Poppy

“Never give from the depths of your well, but from your overflow.” —Rumi

Seated
on the edge
of that
garden plot.

Waiting
watching
willing
a single change.

Finally
blooms appear
as I simply watch
red poppies grow.

Stacy Liddle 4/16/2017

The world as it is

“This is the world as it is. This is where you start.” —Saul D. Alinsky

Dawn opens
the curtain
to display
our spiders
latest work.

Long necked foliage
gives rise
to intense blooms
aiming
for the sky.

Stacy Liddle
4/7/2017

 

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