Streets

Streets

Streets “Believing each other’s eyes into existence, Shy souls converge in the streets. Water droplets reveal rainbows, and essence meet.  Called to dance in the rain, Splashing-light they merge, Eyes locked in the moment.  Time collapses, the Earth slows, her...
Truly

Truly

Truly “Let the size and colorful content of your heart, inspire awe. Let it satisfy you, Nourish you, Feed you. Allow your desires to mature, Be vintaged, Refined, Clarified. Spiced with the peach blossoms, of a Sweet Longing. Fruits delivered on the luscious...
Each Other Colors

Each Other Colors

 Each Other Colors “Crying, Shedding tears of Joy, For 45 dry Red desert miles, So much love, Laughter and Smiles. The jade Wellspring of 2 Flaming Purple hearts, Kindred spirits, twin Flames, spontaneous Games, Hazelnut coffee, Brown with Green forests, White...
Love the Process

Love the Process

“The key to manifesting, Is loving the process… Of attaining our dreams. Equally loving the insights, Rewards, And setbacks. That allow us to refine and expand the dream we choose to live. Allowing us, To become more than we preconceived. And the dream,...
Stretch

Stretch

Stretch “The gifts of life increase in size, To see them, grow larger eyes. We must stretch to reach them, open hearts to feed them. expand to be them.  Come to the edge, Lean on tip-toes, Arms held out wide, Tears springing from glowing eyes, Stand tall with...
Of Love

Of Love

Of Love “A pupil once asked Ishq of Love. Ishq derived that Love is ephemeral, freeing, fleeting in nature, gaining momentum. He screamed with his eyes Love is visceral and translucent, compelling and slow, yet, undeniable in it’s movements. Smiling he...
Return

Return

Return “Do not be saddened that you cannot return to Afghanistan. Your blood is already heavily spiced. The call to prayer already rings in your ears, Hums, shivers, resoundes in your dusty soul. The cityscape, hazed and vibrant, Beckons you to wander, In search...
Waiting

Waiting

Waiting “Release the feeling that we are waiting. Waiting for what? Now is the time to find ourselves, Start by finding  Gratitude, Tears...
Dull Colors

Dull Colors

Dull Colors “If another wishes to mock your canvas, by flaying dull colors. Laugh knowing, The vision of your heart, is still...
Bathing

Bathing

Bathing “Bathing in the warm waters of self-love Ecstasy settles in. Feel, invite, welcome, nourishment. Derived from the wellspring of sunshine within Affection, cascades down my shoulders and up my spine. Your loving breath accepting the curve of my neck....
Bountiful

Bountiful

Bountiful “Anoint yourself with the ashes of your fears, Allow prosperity to flow from within, Let the heart lead you, with devotional clarity, Knowing that all unfolds divinely. Graced with presence beyond rationality, Beyond judgement, Beyond limitation....
Lullabies

Lullabies

Lullabies “Sing you a song Woman, Know-who-you-are, Sing you a song Woman, Hold-in-my-arms, Full moon is risin’, hands run through your hair, Come a bit closer to hear a fairy tale. Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, The Sycamores know, That the stars, They will fall, Into...
Nectar

Nectar

Nectar “Move slowly through the cascading moments of now. This very moment bears great fruits. Sink your teeth deep into the juicy flesh of your soul. Savor the sweet nectar...
A Delightful Hiatus

A Delightful Hiatus

  “Letting eyes love me, These eyes say the two words All eyes want to hear, ‘Love Me.’ Two potent words paired together. What could be stronger, More divine, More luscious Than the words, ‘My Love?’ Why Love? When we could fear, Contract...
Shore

Shore

Shore “Give the Imagination wings. Like a kite, allow the wind to carry your passions, far beyond the shore of yourself, into the...
A Beginning

A Beginning

A beginning Once I looked upon the Moon and said to her, “Why is this world in a constant state of ending?” And she responded… “Brother, it’s in a constant state of...
Unfold

Unfold

Unfold “Why resist? Expand. Effortlessly into your new self… un-judged un-biased...
Make Yourself Rich

Make Yourself Rich

Make yourself rich “Fill your pockets with gems.. Of the more subtle kind. That way, if you were to be robbed in an alley… the burglar would be unable to grasp anything of...
Theatrics

Theatrics

Theatrics We are all actors in a play, and we all wear a mask. Ishq will tell you, “this is all a show, and we are all beings of...

A Compass

A Compass “Calm the winds of your mind, and the waves of your heart will subside. Still the wind and the waters, to reveal a great map of  stars. A galaxy reflected in your soul. Depth expanding in every sacred direction. Stare into these waters… Know this...

What to do with Stones?

What to do With Stones “Breath in deeply, the Love that surrounds you, Pick up the cold stones, others have dropped at your feet, Polish them into gems, Touch them to your heart, Watch them glow in your palms. Lay them, at the feet, of the next person, that...

Stand Changed

Stand Changed “Great peaks stand in the distance, Lifetimes unmeasured. Mountains stand changed…” – Ishq –
Journals

Journals

– Journals – Stacks of journals on the floor. Piles of pages of insight. Filtering back through time. searching… finding old threads and grasping. Reliving the passion and dusty emotions. Turning more pages, back deeper and deeper. Crawling into the...
Clipped Crescent Moon

Clipped Crescent Moon

With no one else present I relate to the Self. Full-brimming with emotional solvents I dissolve all thats left. Riding no-hands smiling beneath a clipped crescent moon… With so much room, so much room beneath myself and above the sky so black and bluely true....
Salutations to the Sun

Salutations to the Sun

Emerging early, to catch the first rays, I walk to the knoll beneath the cherry trees. My unfurling of this tattered mat is a  quiet gesture of self-love… of devotion. An embodiment of a fiery passion for life. My intention this morning… as the mat softly...
Acts of Devotion

Acts of Devotion

Patience is the science of peace. I stand here writing a love poem to the world, on the street corner of a grocery store. Watching the cars drive by, sweeping leaves away from the sliding glass door. Inside I feel the lights, the hours, the familiar faces… I...
The Practice of Being in the Flow

The Practice of Being in the Flow

A state of being, an art of non-thinking,  A quiet meditation. Walking silently, aware of a billion sensations. Fine tuned, humming harmony, subtlety and with grace. Gently suspended between two goddess elms. They hold me protected and I settle into the moment. An...
Something about Sunflowers

Something about Sunflowers

Something about seven sunflowers.. Collected by bicycle, a busy bee, flying from one stand to the next, seeking beauty and feeling the Sun shine rain joy on a cloudy day. Humming old songs from Jamaica, soft green-blue harmonies under a grey and threatening sky, the...
Questioning Trees

Questioning Trees

Walking alone through the forest, I came upon two great grand-mother trees. Compelled by their size and age, I asked them each a question. Resting my hands on the scaley-yellow bark of the first I asked, “What do you have  to teach me?” Through images and...
The Path and its’ Wandering

The Path and its’ Wandering

I’ve left my home and journeyed to the other side I’ve gone where others told me not to go I’ve climbed the tall peaks of  humanity and delved into their depths And to get there I traversed through my own heart there upon the crux I sat and looked...
A Tribute

A Tribute

The Poem below is a tribute to the photograph above… which is a tribute to all the beautiful things in life. “Life is like a river. Ever churning… bubbling and flowing over. I feel that, throughout life we get to taste many different rivers…...
Tools

Tools

We must learn to use our tools well…We are given hands to change the world, eyes to see it as it stands, and an imagination to envision the possible futures.  Tools are extensions of our hands… And we must learn to use them proficiently…  All of our...
Perins Peak

Perins Peak

It’s funny to think that I’ve been in the same place for six weeks. Yesterday afternoon, I went on a hike to one of my favorite spots right outside of Durango and had lunch. I made my way onto a carved white pillar of sandstone, that hung prow over the...