Stop to ponder

“Life is like a prism. What you see depends on how you turn the glass.” —Jonathan Kellerman

At the water’s edge
I watch
a skipped stone
across the surface

Finally I notice
the inverted reflection
of the pond
casting itself
back at me

The great blue heron
in flight
is now
peering from
below where I stand

Looking back on anything
I always feel that
sense of distortion
a little bit like
a fun-house mirror.

Stacy Liddle


Love lines

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you love, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the things not meant for you.” —Unknown

The road stopped here
the horizon an open book
starring ahead
can you see all those choices
you made?
worn and tough as the pier
inviting and soft as the lake

How we have danced
in this lifetime
our early roots
bound in ways
I sense in my bones
as well as my heart

It is love
I do know that
like sap in a tree
and the ghosts
I can still see from
where they fell
it is our love line.

Stacy Liddle

The power to fly

“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.” —Rilke

A blue-green
hangs by
a single
silk thread
encased inside
the Monarch
changes into
newly formed
wings and
with the power
to fly.

Stacy Liddle

From where I sit

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”―Virginia Woolf

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From where I sit
I wonder
what makes
each of us
long enough
to stop and listen
for our own calling
to simply
take the risk
to become
we are meant to be
and to love
this world.

Stacy Liddle

Where does the sky begin?

“If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” ―Nora Roberts

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Ferry Bluff State Natural Area

The sky
with you and me
lying barefoot
in a field of
wild orange tiger lilies
a sweet smell
of fresh cut hay
hangs in the air
reaching down
the sky
on each
of our toes
one at a time
until we soften.

Stacy Liddle

Magnitude of the night sky

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” ―William Shakespeare

I find grace
as I fall breathless
staring at the magnitude
of the night sky.

I find comfort
in my belief
we all bear wings
each of us
born to soar.

I find faith
love wins.

Stacy Liddle 7/23/2017

July’s full moon

“The full moon – the mandala of the sky.”  —Tom Robbins

Full Moon over Lake Kegonsa

the earth wore
its morning
covered in a soft
blanket of mist
I spotted
the young white tail
out of the corner
of my eye
wearing his
new velvet antlers
living up to
this months glimmering
full buck moon

Stacy Liddle

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