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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Learning from each budding flower

It's Wednesday and Gorgeous!!!!

Hey everyone!  I don't want to stay in cyber world too long for me and for you because it's spectacularly sunny outside - but I did play around with some inchies - little thumbprint collages make me quite happy  They're a great way to mark little moments!
And I do have a BUNCH of huge canvases waiting for me to paint (they had to be delivered by truck!) - but I will definitely be painting this OUTSIDE!
How do you find a balance between creative work and creative stimulation?  I'd love any of you to comment on this.  Now that it's beautiful out, perhaps my art will come in different forms and mediums.  Or perhaps they will just be internal nourishment for my soul.  Please do share how you take int he fresh spring weather and still make time to create - I'm sure it doesn't have to be either/or - or just pin it on my Show Me You HeART Pinterest Board :)

Spring Fun...
As it gets nicer out, let's make a true effort to really learn from nature and what every leaf, dew drop and misshapen trunk is trying to teach's a little poem I wrote this morning.  Hope it starts your day on a good note - enjoy!

(And if you'd like to check out more of my writing, there's a fun little writing section on my website!)

A Poem for A Beautiful Wednesday Morning
By Amy O. April 2015 

Ground your feet here like a tree
Spread and open up your branches
Blossom like a peony
Like a child, take your chances

Change like a chameleon
Like a gazelle, leap the farthest
Express what you are feelin’
By painting like a dirt-poor artist
Keep your spirit fresh as air
Keep your soul as crisp as paper
Follow instincts everywhere
Keep your conscience clear as vapor

Float downstream just like a fish
Move with calmness like a sloth
Like a penny, make a wish
Fly towards the light like a moth
Like the springtime, thrive and bloom
Like snakes shedding, shed your cares
Like spring-cleaning, make some room
To hibernate and rest like bears

Turn your colors like the fall
Turn your pages like a book
Have ups and down like a bouncing ball
Like glasses, take a closer look
Resonate like glass wind-chimes
Like July days, beat like the sun
Like photos, capture happier times
That stick with you when day is done

Like windows, see through insincerity
Like lovers, fondly embrace sadness
Like colanders, find clarity
Sorting out the good from badness
Learn to live from your surroundings
Lessons are hid everywhere
You’ll find love and joy abounding
If you simply stay aware

When the day’s slow to get going
You’re anxious for what’s to come
Find the quiet peace in knowing
You can’t be happy if you’re numb
Dazing out or running from pain
Hides hard feelings that annoy
You may not feel hurt or strain
But numbness also blocks out joy

So take a hint from budding flowers
Who freeze under the winter’s snow
They know they’ll have shining hours
If they wait for Spring’s bright show
So tolerate the bitter cold
And get through slightly harder days
Like trusting kids, find hands to hold
We all must cope in healthy ways

Everyone here has their own worries
Things that sadden and distress
But if we all tell our stories
The fresh Spring Earth can do their best
To empathize, support and care
To know we’re not in this alone
Strength comes with the more we share
And realize we’re human, not stone

We’ll have peaks and valleys like mountains
Some rich days, some just ordinary
But we’ll reach glorious heights like fountains
Shooting off a stream of glory
If every day started and finished
Like the day you had had before
Soon your joy would be diminished
What would you be breathing for?

So like a riddle, keep others guessing
Like shuffling cards, mix it all up
Like a priest, find your own blessing
Like a pitcher, fill your cup
Today is an empty barrel
You can’t wait to stuff and fill
With curiosities and carols
Find your own song, seek your thrill.

1 comment:

  1. love this poem, it says it all-the ying and yang of our lives!