Monday, 30 November 2015

097 seeing

The mysteries of life
Present themselves
In quiet moments of 
contemplation

When we slow down
To actually 
look
And
See
Only then 
can we embrace 
the wonder
Of recognising things
Truly
As they are


©Kim Magennis 2015

Saturday, 21 November 2015

096 beauty

one day
when all is cement grey
will we remember that we
failed to make the choice?

to protect and defend the inhabitants of this planet
is more than to accommodate rapacious man

to lose their light
is to lose our souls

when all is lost, who will we blame?


©Kim Magennis 2015

Friday, 20 November 2015

095 witness

do you really think
that what you do
has no
cosmic repercussions?

do you really think
that you walk
blameless
away from your destruction and lies?

the whole of the universe
watches and judges
the whole of the planet
writhes and contorts


©Kim Magennis 2015

Thursday, 19 November 2015

094 weeds

the inconvenient truth
oftentimes
pops up
long after
heated conversation
and smothering legislation
misdirect and deflect

Obdurate

A weed in the path


©Kim Magennis 2015

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

093 the edge of the world

at the edges of our world
we pause and wonder.
we observe and imagine
the mysteries of the deep.
waves churn,
creating,
destroying,
creating again.
the planet swells and shrinks
with the breathing of the oceans.
we pollute and lay waste
the ocean shrugs and heaves.

it has seen countless eons and 
will continue to do so 
long after we are gone

©Kim Magennis 2015


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

092 fire in the sky

we humans think we rule the world.
when we truly look at the sky
and read its signs
we realise that
the might we yield,
the chaos we author,
 is a mere instant
of inconsequential self-grandeur


©Kim Magennis 2015

Monday, 16 November 2015

091 plenty

when ruled by
need, and not greed
we experience the
great bounty
that already exists in the universe

when ruled by
greed, and not need
even the richest crop
will not be enough


©Kim Magennis 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

090 genius

when creative power
leaks from the sky
the air crackles and sparkles

also when it
manifests
in our souls

our imagination
breaks from this mortal plane
defying
all limitation


©Kim Magennis 2015

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

089 otherworld

magical fairy tale kingdoms
dwell
in the corners 
of reality

those places made strange
by their
shape and form
open our eyes
to imagination


©Kim Magennis 2015

Monday, 9 November 2015

088 flow

awash with inspiration
water tumbles
from sky
through stream
from fall

brilliant in clarity
or
clouded with confusion

a reservoir
of
unlimited imagination
to create
to carve

profound in one thing
to live
is to move


©Kim Magennis 2015

Sunday, 8 November 2015

087 soul child

in our collective soul
there dwells
an unloved, vulnerable child

frail, beautiful, reclusive, ephemeral

this child can call from us
the greatest of our collective genius


©Kim Magennis 2015

086 child-wise

Unimpeded by expectation
oftentimes
our children
see it like it is


©Kim Magennis 2015

Saturday, 7 November 2015

085 extemporization

survival
demands
attention and improvisation

the elegant solution
does not lie in
wishing problems away

life soars to accomplishment
when limitations
are embraced
and mastered


©Kim Magennis 2015


Friday, 6 November 2015

084 vanquish

to wrestle
-successfully-
with our inner demons

requires of us
-adamantly-
to remember who we are


©Kim Magennis 2015


Thursday, 5 November 2015

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

082 unexpected

when 
wisdom
stares from non-human eyes

when
love
shines in non-human embrace

when
tears
flow from non-human eyes

©Kim Magennis 2015

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

081 incorrigible

Nature
has a way
of doing things
that ignores the way 
we 
think it should


©Kim Magennis 2015

Monday, 2 November 2015

080 pristine perfection

fairy tale lines
whisper of grace
unattainable

feathers of ice
encase beauty
untouchable

gone
the gregarious green of spring
forgotten
the fruited fire of autumn

the pristine perfection
of winter's design
reigns


©Kim Magennis 2015