Tuesday, December 23, 2014

After Yesterday Before Tomorrow

Saturday's Flight 9"x12"

What you already are
Before the picnic
The ground of awakening
In the presence of a tree

Collect no jewels
A time of bewilderment
An inside job
Already free

No lock on the gate
Where hope is born
The idea of a journey
In the present tense

As you really are

Taking Refuge
In your present condition
Below the mind's radar

The truth about yourself
Sudden Radical Insight

No matter what

Some block is gone
A door has opened
Stepping outside
Not a bunch of thoughts

The whole world wants to stop here
A simple thing, Transformation
Lift your face to the sky


  1. Oh my, Carole, your work gets stronger and stronger. Beautiful and the words are wonderful. Have the very best holiday!

  2. Thanks, Jeane! Yes, wishing you a wonderful holiday and a launch into a very exciting year for you. xoxo

  3. Beautiful work, Carole, and the poem is so insightful... you put words together in such a stunning way... Happy holidays!

    1. Happy Holidays to you, Sharmon! And thanks for the kind words.

  4. Have been thinking of you the last few days, wondering how you are... And you are Wonderful! How exciting these words are! So many "jewels" of wisdom in them. I esp like - "the ground of awakening in the presence of a tree." Lovely! Am happy for your insights and how you express them... Namaste...

    1. Well so lovely to see you here, Christine. I think it was about 6 Christmases ago we first connected via blogs! Must pop by your blog house this season too! Namaste Christine!

  5. What a nice gift! Wishing you the best for the season, Carole!

    1. Wishing you a peaceful island holiday season! Bows to you, David.

  6. Beautiful words and painting. Happy Holidays. xoxo

  7. Thanks, Annie! Yes wishing you the best of the season and perhaps a snowflake or two.

  8. The ground of awakening
    In the presence of a tree..... just perfect, thank you Carole! Our sweltering 25th is over and today is a cooler book day.

  9. This is a truly a favorite painting. Love it!

  10. Beautiful painting and wonderful poem to welcome the new year... and happy new year to you.

  11. thanks, Donna. Wishing you an awesome 2015!