Monday, 31 August 2015

058 What You See Is What You Get

Humankind's greatest foolishness
lies in thinking that
with Nature
What You See Is What You Get


©Kim Magennis 2015






Sunday, 30 August 2015

057 wild

feral friends
are a window to a different reality

they remind us
what it is to be free

feral friends
are a mirror for our souls

they show us how 
we have sold ourselves for security


©Kim Magennis 2015

Saturday, 29 August 2015

056 bliss

to reach beyond the cramped confines of now
into the unlimited breath outside of ourselves
is to know the bliss
of a really good stretch

©Kim Magennis 2015

Friday, 28 August 2015

055 odd couples

relationships
are not only
about give and take

who are we to judge
the rightness of a union
on the basis of our
unenlightened opinion


©Kim Magennis 2015


Thursday, 27 August 2015

054 necessity

It can be tough
trying to hold it all together
but necessity is the most
elegant
source of innovation


©Kim Magennis 2015

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

053 potential

it is only when we give up the idea
that events have 
an intrinsic value
that we are free to see
the beauty in desolation
and the wisdom in death

©Kim Magennis 2015

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

0052 the right way

There are many ways
to reach
the same destination

What insanity is it
to imagine
that we have the only
right
way

And that our destination
is the only place
worth going



©Kim Magennis 2015


Monday, 24 August 2015

0051 Mother-Love 03

we do what our mothers did before us
tempered with instinct and intellect
we make the same mistakes
we set the same patterns
and yet, 
our children make something
wonderful of it all

they mould their children in a similar way
and their children, like ours, will be our salvation


©Kim Magennis 2015


Saturday, 22 August 2015

0050 white swan

somewhere
in the recesses of my soul
an idea is planted,
a thing of beauty,
which unfurls its glorious wings
and takes off
from this mortal plane
to fly with the gods


©Kim Magennis 2015



Friday, 21 August 2015

0049 all that

how wondrous is natures imagination
how varied her expression of life

how arrogant are the least of her children
who assume
they are the pinnacle of her creation

©Kim Magennis 2015

Thursday, 20 August 2015

0048 symphony

The universe
Plays its symphony
Across our sky

To ears that are deaf
And eyes that are blind

Its songs
Are reduced by the mind
Of the beholder


©Kim Magennis 2015

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

0047 cosmic crumb


All the universe
magnified
in this single drop

This single crumb
of cosmic dust
is all there is

Infinity
in perfect
balance

©Kim Magennis 2015


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

0046 harvest

Rivers of life
flow through
the leftovers of my youth

Wisdom and experience
litter my mind
in gold and red and rust

Now is the time
to harvest

©Kim Magennis 2015



Monday, 17 August 2015

0045 partners in crime





you need
-always-
to have that 
one friend

you need
-often-
to indulge in
hilarity

you need
-always-
to completely surrender to 
joy


©Kim Magennis 2015

Saturday, 8 August 2015

044 getting on your groove

There are times when you just have to dance! 
When you need to surrender to that beat. 
When you just close your eyes and let it flow.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Friday, 7 August 2015

0043 song

The songs of our planet
Weave wild magic around us.

But, to feel safe, we become deaf.
In becoming deaf, we die to magic.

The songs of our planet
Remind us how it could be.

©Kim Magennis 2015




Thursday, 6 August 2015

0042 Mother-love 02

Sweetness and affection
Without the sharp edges of life
Yield a gentle harvest

©Kim Magennis 2015


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

0040 children's faces

Our younglings 
Observe.
And slowly
They learn domestication.
All the magic,
All the wildness,
Gone.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Monday, 3 August 2015

0039 to kiss a frog


To kiss a frog
Is to yield to whimsy.
To catch a butterfly
Is to hold the secret of joy.
To fall in love
Is to go somewhere magical
And make it home.

©Kim Magennis 2015