Sunday, August 11, 2013

we are meant to soar

While in Australia we came across a lookout point where a number of hang gliders were getting ready to take off into the welcoming breeze. I was fortunate to stand right at the cliff side and get some up close photos of the freedom and exhilaration they must have felt as they left the ground and sailed into the skies. The whole scene provides for a very appealing metaphor.

[ f/9, 1/160. 24mm, ISO 100 ]


of course we are meant to soar
how could i think otherwise

after all

why else do clouds
form such tantalizing shapes
their cotton textures 
eagerly cradling
our skyward gaze

and the shifting blue hues
like the promise of a calm ocean
drawing us in

the gentlest of waves
tugging at our shores
rippling parts of us
back and forth

the sky's renewing ritual

why even at night
its diamond allure
draws mystery and wonder
in the dreams we keep

so then -

don't just stand
alone and tentative 
at the cliff's edge

eyes skyward instead
there's lots to see

take my hand
let go the earth

and be

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

it's time to burn it

I came across this scene on a recent trip to Australia. Not having the type of winter that we in Canada experience, they have a year round growing season. Once a field of sugar cane is harvested, it is not unusual to see a farmer burning the filed of stalks that remain. This brings nutrients back into the fields and prepares them for planting another crop. It got me thinking about the need to burn those impediments we all have that get in the way of a happier, healthier life. Of preparing a fertile ground for new growth.

[f/2.8, 1/80, 70mm, ISO 2500 ]

it's time to burn it
burn it

don't hesitate

there is for you
a better fate

so

go ahead and
shed your baggage

throw away your doubt

silence the negative voices
and pick a more sunny route

face your failures
and all they scorched

be deliberate 
as you light the torch

it's time to burn it
burn it

and contemplate
whatever holds you back

new resolve
you will not lack

it's time to burn it
burn it

nourish the ground
then plant again

it's time to burn it
burn it

look beyond 
your mortal skin

it's time to burn it
burn it

let ashes soak
what pain your in

it's time to burn it
burn it

don't hesitate

there is for you
a better fate

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