Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ready for Flight

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Money Honey 2011 by Drea Good fortune is all around us. All we have to do is embrace it. http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/money-honey-2011-drea-jensen.html

Money Honey 2011 by Drea
Good fortune is all around us. All we have to do is embrace it.
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Abundance

When meaningful experiences

Collect

Deepen

And find strength

The energy overflows

Provides infinite love

~ A well deep as our souls.

Generous hands lift up our spirits

Guidance whispers in our ears,

“The Universe is on your side!”

Blessings multiply

We are loved

Complete with healing wings

Ready for flight.

By Drea

Fall Song

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“How everything lives, shifting from one bright vision to another, forever in these momentary pastures.” ~ Mary Oliver
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Fall Song
By Mary Oliver

Another year gone, leaving everywhere
its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves,

the uneaten fruits crumbling damply
in the shadows, unmattering back

from the particular island
of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhere

except underfoot, moldering
in that black subterranean castle

of unobservable mysteries – roots and sealed seeds
and the wanderings of water. This

I try to remember when time’s measure
painfully chafes, for instance when autumn

flares out at the last, boisterous and like us longing
to stay – how everything lives, shifting

from one bright vision to another, forever
in these momentary pastures.

Singing

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Marvel 2012 by Drea Step back to see the sensational differences in life's situations.  http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/marvel-2012-drea-jensen.html

Marvel 2012 by Drea
Step back to see the sensational differences in life’s situations.
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I will try
By Mary Oliver

I will try.
I will step from the house to see what I see
and hear and I will praise it.
I did not come into this world
to be comforted.
I come, like red bird, to sing.
But I’m not red bird, with his head-mop of flame
and the red triangle of his mouth
full of tongue and whistles,
but a woman whose love has vanished
who thinks now, too much, of roots
and the dark places
where everything is simply holding on.
But this too, I believe, is a place
where God is keeping watch
until we rise, and step forth again and–
but wait. Be still. Listen!
Is it red bird? Or something
inside myself, singing?

Mysteries, Yes

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Contact 2004 By Drea The path ahead isn't always the easiest one to travel, but often the most important. http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/contact-2004-drea-jensen.html

Contact 2004 By Drea
The path ahead isn’t always the easiest one to travel, but often the most important.
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Mysteries, Yes
By Mary Oliver

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.

Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.

Peonies

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Abundance 2012 by Drea With everything that is out there in the world, we must remember to push through, and get what really matters and is important to us. http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/abundance-2012-drea-jensen.html

Abundance 2012 by Drea
With everything that is out there in the world, we must remember to push through, and get what really matters and is important to us.
http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/abundance-2012-drea-jensen.html

Peonies
By Mary Oliver

This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready
to break my heart
as the sun rises,
as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers

and they open —
pools of lace,
white and pink —
and all day the black ants climb over them,

boring their deep and mysterious holes
into the curls,
craving the sweet sap,
taking it away

to their dark, underground cities —
and all day
under the shifty wind,
as in a dance to the great wedding,

the flowers bend their bright bodies,
and tip their fragrance to the air,
and rise,
their red stems holding

all that dampness and recklessness
gladly and lightly,
and there it is again —
beauty the brave, the exemplary,

blazing open.
Do you love this world?
Do you cherish your humble and silky life?
Do you adore the green grass, with its terror beneath?

Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into the garden,
and softly,
and exclaiming of their dearness,
fill your arms with the white and pink flowers,

with their honeyed heaviness, their lush trembling,
their eagerness
to be wild and perfect for a moment, before they are
nothing, forever?