My grandmother was a poet. Back in my teens and twenties I wrote poetry too. I penned (literally) this poem back in 1991. It recalled a time when I was eight years old looking at the night sky through my grandmother’s binoculars. Enjoy!
“THE LITTLE STARGAZER”
Little boy eight years old dreaming of adventures bold. peering up into the sky at points of shining light.
Busy counting all the stars through grandma’s old binoculars. Wondering who might live out there Perhaps a race advanced and fair.
Making plans one day to go Out beyond our tiny globe. Journey to the star fields bright Out amid the scattered light.
Twenty years since that summer night Spent scanning distant stellar light. Still search that dazzling canopy For someone staring back at me.
Today’s video encourages you to get your dose of nature to the extent you can right now and I share to Spring poems I wrote years ago. I hope they will evoke the magic of spring for you. Each shares a powerful Springtime moment.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!
A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.
Over the past few years, I’ve written some motivational haiku. Here are some of my best along with beautiful imagery from Pixabay.com.
Some have called Robert FrostAmerica’s poet. Clearly, his 1915 Poem, The Road Not Taken, is among the top poems in American history. One hundred years later, it’s still used as a metaphor in ads and stirs the hearts of adventurers and dreamers.
It gained some notoriety in the past couple of years ago when poetry critic, David Orr, claimed we have all misinterpreted the poem. Whether you buy the classic reading or this noveau twist, it never fails to inspire.
I don’t write much poetry any more, but I used to be an avid writer of poetry and verse. My topics mostly ranged from philosophical to spiritual to nature. Here’s one example an attempt to get beyond our temporal conceptions and grasp the void beyond.
“WHERE SORROW ENDS”
Beauty beheld in fragrant states;
surfing across sweeping thought waves.
Tragedy and ecstasy, here are unified,
out beyond the gravity of space and time.
Concept finds no grounding there.
Brilliant men have failed to dare
go where the world is not born;
and so they are by cravings torn.
To be a warrior and a sage
without the fear that grips our age.
To travel where the sages roam,
finding, at last, the peace of home.
See beyond the obvious!
Ray Davis is the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com – founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race. He’s life-long history buff and holds a B.S. in History Education. He’s always been fascinated by alternative views of history.
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