Bleeding hearts

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ―Rumi

Two hearts
side by side
sunshine lit
worn on a branch
swinging freely
on a pendulum
unabashed displays
of deepest yearning.

Who keeps the time
a tick and a tock
who checks the pulse
that rises and falls
who looks closely
to see the truth
between true hearts
is simply

Stacy Liddle 6/13/2017

Wild Iris

“Remain true to yourself, child. If you know your own heart, you will always have one friend who does not lie.”  —Marion Zimmer Bradley

Oh, to be wild again
To grow outside the lines
To go beyond convention
To be so eager for
Both daybreak and
The darkest hour
Catching each moment
Just as it arrives
Open to whatever
It has to teach you.

Stacy Liddle 6/8/2017


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

The cactus
its own aperture.

just enough
light in.

To reveal
the cheerful exhibit
of her blooms.

Stacy Liddle

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

Fairy tales

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

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

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
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

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
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

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