Saturday, November 17, 2012

Light's Path Awaits #WWUC @NWCreativeUnion


We are
 unbalanced 
scales
tipping in
 anger,
 lust,
opinion,
 faith---
seeking
 peace
 with
 snuffed 
  candles.

On
 bended 
knees
we pray
 for signs
and miss
 the
 obvious.
The path
 into light
has always
 been there.

Look to 
the moon.
She sits in
 the night sky
Illuminating the
 spirit’s passage
to revelation.

Her sister stars turn
in a kaleidoscopic
 dance inviting 
the seeker to
let go of inhibitions
that block understanding.

To be restored we must
discern what fractures our souls.
The light is there, constant, embracing.
Breathe in life and step into its glowing.



©Susie Clevenger 2012
Roger Allen Baut 
challenged us to select at least three 
of the five items provided to fit into
a single presentation by using the
art form of our choosing.

20 comments:

Luke Prater said...

Love the visual of a candle your words create here, Susie. It amplifies the content manifold. Thanks for dropping by the new blog and help christen it! I'm posting there regularly now (new stuff when I have it, if not then the best of the old that I think could use a refresh)

Warmest

Luke

Anna Montgomery said...

I love how you've captured the kaleidoscopic dance, beautiful work.

Natasha Head said...

A fantastic rise to the challenge, Susie...love how the mystery and magic of our varied existence is woven through your words...and the image is just awesome!

Chasing Tao said...

So much truth in your words, so elegantly presented with image and poetry!

Excellently done Susie, and you have masterfully incorporated the several themes!

Thank you and kudos!
Roger ☺

moondustwriter said...

Susie
love the way you incorporate the seeker, the light, illumination, scales
Great piece and wonderful image

Margaret said...

Imagery here is perfect in words and candlestick! I LOVE walking the dogs at night - tilting my chin towards the sparkling sky... if everyone would just breath the night sky in, we would be that much further to solving our world's problems.

vivinfrance said...

An impressive piece of writing, in a beautiful shape
poem.

Behind the Smile said...

This poem really speaks to me and it is so emotive. Thank you for sharing.

Grace said...

I like that hope and embracing faith in the last stanza ~ Good one Susie ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Susie, this is incredibly beautiful. I especially love "the path into light has always been there." Yes. may we all "step into its glowing". Sigh. So beautiful.

WabiSabi said...

This is lovely! Words and candle. I really enjoy shape poems especially when the words and shape of the poem add up to more than just the words alone. Well done!

Jeanne said...

So true...we are always searching!

sreeja harikrishnan said...

beautiful.... true..loved the last lines...:-)

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful, Susie... love the personification of moon and her sister.

Herotomost said...

Mostly lust....lol. Not being able to see whats right in front of us all the time is such a symptom of the unhappiness that seems to permeate alot of the world. I often ask my son "what did you see that was good today" trying to get him to think in that vein a little more. I need to do it as well. I have already seen something good today, and it is your poetry....loved it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a really elegant poem, and your artwork is very striking: Awesome combination!

Myrna R. said...

I like this. It is so true, the light is always there, we must be aware of it.

Peggy said...

I love the first stanza--it really drew me into the poem. I like the image of "unbalanced scales." And yes, the light is always there even when we don't see it.

Ella said...

I love your art and the ending was beautiful! I just love this one-such a gorgeous effect!

my heart's love songs said...

" To be restored we must
discern what fractures our souls.
The light is there, constant, embracing.
Breathe in life and step into its glowing."

amen!

beautifully written and a visual delight.