Monday, December 19, 2016

Always Come Back


~Josh Smith~

Challenge


“Don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen.” 


― Roy T. Bennett

December


“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. 
You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, 
and that sight becomes this art.” 


― Jalaluddin Rumi

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thoughts


Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile.

Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.

Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too.

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Poems from the Heart


“I may not always be with you 
But when we're far apart
Remember you will be with me
Right inside my heart” 

-Marc Wambolt

Friday, September 23, 2016

Love






“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” 








― Zelda Fitzgerald 

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Alchemist


“Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.” 


― Paulo Coelho

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Still I Rise


                                                   
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.


-Maya Angelou

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Van Gogh

If you truly love nature,
you will find beauty
everywhere.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Beautiful Day




“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” 


~Sigmund Freud

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June Quote





A little more persistence,
a little more effort,
and what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success








- Elbert Hubbard

Monday, June 20, 2016

Starry Night

“Fly without wings; 
Dream with open eyes; 
See in darkness.” 


 Dejan Stojanovic

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hardy

“Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.” 

 Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

Quote





"Sometimes your joy 
is the source of your smile, but 
sometimes your smile can be 
the source of your joy"











~Thich Nhat Hanh

Proverb

"Those who wish to sing always find a song"


Saturday, May 14, 2016

May Haiku




Falling to the ground,

I watch a leaf settle down

In a bed of brown.

Daily Living


"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year"

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Bell Jar

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; 
I lift my eyes and all is born again.” 

Sylvia Plath

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Collected Poem




“Stephen kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
And never kissed at all.

Stephen’s kiss was lost in jest,
Robin’s lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin’s eyes
Haunts me night and day.” 




~Sara Teasdale

Freud

“Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.” 

Sigmund Freud

Monday, March 14, 2016

M. Angelou

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”


― I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Silent Night


“I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.” 


― Anne Brontë

Silence....


Monday, February 22, 2016

Rumi


“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing 
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.” 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Fall...





“You know what charm is:
A way of getting the answer yes
without having asked
any clear question.”




~Albert Camus

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Power


“Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.” 

 -René Descartes

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blake

“You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.” 

― William Blake

A Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow! 
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream; 
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone? 
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream...

-Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lao Tzu

We join spokes together in a wheel, 
but it is the center hole 
that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot, 
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house, 
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.

We work with being, 
but non-being is what we use.