Sunday, March 6, 2016

Climbing New Heights

Standing solitary on a mountaintop
reality hovers in evening backdrop
dreams awaken under a starry night
giving and receiving the gift of light

footsteps, journey quest to the inner soul
secrets to life written on ancient scrolls
sacred ground pioneering new height
giving and receiving the gift of light

beneath a cloak of invisibility
expanding the mind to possibility
channeling energy and foresight
giving and receiving the gift of light
 
mossy trails, shaping new life
reborn in spirit leaving behind strife
true heart wondrous star burning bright
giving and receiving the gift of light

 honoring the wisdom within


author's note: this is to honor a
dream. Through self discovery
we can reach a higher level of
awareness.

Thank you for visiting and
may light guide you
safely in your journey.

sharing with Poets United


44 comments:

  1. Thank you; what a beautiful piece and ending gesture.
    ZQ

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    1. Well, the goal is to find inner wisdom but, I don't believe that is an easy task.

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  2. "Expanding the mind to possibility" -- we do have to listen to our dreams, I think, as possibilities live there & can be realized if we follow...

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    1. We need to expand our mind as it is the only way we can grow and embrace change as I find change difficult. I will hold on to dreams until it is clearly shown the dream has lost its spark.

      Have a lovely Sunday Mary...may you always hold on to your dreams.

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  3. "secrets to life written on ancient scrolls"

    Either I can't read the message, or the scrolls have crumbled to dust. (That's how I often feel, anyway!)

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    1. I guess that is why they are secret we need someone to decode them. Believe me I have days like that myself. This was actually based on a dream that left me feeling a bit mystified.

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  4. Beautifully.. especially love the refrain.

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  5. I think you are right... reflecting on yourself is a powerful way to grow.

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    1. I think so Bjorn, reflecting helps us to better see

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  6. This Sunday the theme seems to be one of traveling....especially the inner journey. This is wonderful to read, my friend........I especially love your "true heart wondrous star burning bright." What a wonderful dream this must have been, to birth such a beautiful poem.

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    1. Sherry,

      Yes, I saw a lot of synchronicity this week. Perhaps, it is the promise of spring.

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  7. The third stanza is my favorite.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed some of the poem.

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  8. The gift of light... I wonder what that's like.

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    1. Blue, you have the gift of light it is within you let it shine.

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    2. I'd need... a manual :(

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    3. I will show you the way and we will climb that mountaintop

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  9. Nice use of the refrain!

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  10. So few truly understand the importance of being alone with self. The Hermit is one of my favorite cards. Thank you for this,

    Elizabeth

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    1. I had an encounter with this card and I had to do a bit of reflecting through the dreamscape to find some meaning.

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  11. A dream can certainly give pointers. It can turn out to be beneficial.

    Hank

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  12. A dream can certainly give pointers. It can turn out to be beneficial.

    Hank

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  13. A lovely expression of the gift of dreams. And indeed, sometimes allowing reality to hover while dreams work their magic is probably a good way to go about your life ... at least, for a while.

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    1. Wendy that is true sometimes dreams need a bit of time to manifest.

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  14. ooh ooh a poem about the gift of light. I love this as light can also be a dawning thought. a dream realized. very pretty.

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    1. A dawning thought...I like that James...

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  15. Dreams can be very important. The Hermit is a wonderful motif for this poem.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary, I think the hermit symbolizes the journey within reaching that higher level of consciousness.

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  16. love this beautiful inner journey with "giving and receiving the gift of light"....

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    1. Thank you Sumana - we all have the ability to give and receive a bit of light

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  17. Learning to be alone with yourself is perhaps the best way to learn about the world - and being..hermit doesn't necessarily mean alone or poor of spirit or being..this is a wise and inspirational reminder of that

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    1. Jae Rose, that is very true we can learn much about ourselves and life..you can be alone and have a wondrous spirit.

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  18. Living and dreaming are, indeed, journeys towards the road of knowing who we are and how we fit into the world. Looking within can tell us so much about what happens outside. ♥

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    1. I think sometimes we need moments of solitude as it helps us gain wisdom which can be carried into the community later in the journey.

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  19. I admire how your dreams inspire you and letting you see the wisdom from within ~

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    1. thank you Grace...I am def a dreamer..

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  20. This is wonderful. I love how your dreams give you poignant messages of self discovery. Mine just put me on the other side of the country, freaking out wondering if I left the oven on.

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    1. Beyond the veil a voice speaks to me sometimes it is good and sometimes it leaves me pondering.

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  21. enjoyed reading the poem, love the rhymes!
    i think the refrain works well, it reinforces the message.
    the quest for wisdom may be arduous, mossy trails and rocky paths and all, but with a true heart, the light on the journey may be brighter. :)

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    1. Thank you for such a thoughtful comment. The quest for wisdom takes many paths.

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