Thursday, February 2, 2012

"The few wonders of the world..."

...exist while there are those with the sight to see them." ~Charles de Lint
"Haitian Beauty" by David Choe "A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." ~Lord Dunsay
"The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers, and raises the questions that have bothered her to the last day of her life, knowing she will never get the answers." ~Will Durant
"Philosophy begins in wonder. And at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains." ~Alfred North Whitehead
All art by David Choe graffitti artist
I Was Dead by Rumi

i was dead
i came alive
i was tears
i became laughter

all because of love
when it arrived
my temporal life
from then on
changed to eternal

love said to me
you are not
crazy enough
you don't
fit this house

i went and
became crazy
crazy enough
to be in chains

love said
you are not
intoxicated enough
you don't
fit the group

i went and
got drunk
drunk enough
to overflow
with light-headedness

love said
you are still
too clever
filled with
imagination and skepticism

i went and
became gullible
and in fright
pulled away
from it all

love said
you are a candle
attracting everyone
gathering every one
around you

i am no more
a candle spreading light
i gather no more crowds
and like smoke
i am all scattered now

love said
you are a teacher
you are a head
and for everyone
you are a leader

i am no more
not a teacher
not a leader
just a servant
to your wishes

love said
you already have
your own wings
i will not give you
more feathers

and then my heart
pulled itself apart
and filled to the brim
with a new light
overflowed with fresh life

now even the heavens
are thankful that
because of love
i have become
the giver of light

7 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It is remarkable that you post this...WONDER was on my mind when I attempted to convey the idea of "FAKE IT 'TIL YOU MAKE IT."

Beauty comes alive through those WHO HAVE THE SIGHT TO SEE IT! WOW! Anita

Zuzu said...

Incredible art & such inspiring quotes. Thank you, Amy!
~ Zuzu

Victoria said...

Pure gorgeousness...magical and beautiful words..magnificent visiting here!
Hugs and Blessings
Victoria

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear friend.

Yes, we survived and will THRIVE until we strive to live on in eternity.

LOVE!!! Anita

Joanna Rowan Mullane said...

Just beautiful my faery friend! Have a wonderful day!

Christel Hutson said...

always so easy to find inspiration here at your door Amy. Beautiful post! xoxo Christel

Sheila said...

SO beautiful, my beautiful friend! I hope you are happy, and well (you look amazing!). I'm so sad that my visits to my frequent and special places have been few and far in between lately. Life throws some challenges at us sometimes that prevent us from doing the things we truly love to do...but I'm feeling much better and trust that YOU are doing fabulous. As always, your work is continually wonderful and special and amazing. I wish you well...hugs, Sheila