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The Spark

By Lynda Lehmann, published on Nov 13, 2011

She is the tiny voice that sings "I am"

in the gloom of darkest night.

She is the Song of the Soul

revealing itself,

reveling in tiny moments of truth.

She is the pulse that quivers with hope

in the rubble of man's discontent,

and the flame of commitment

in the rearing of a child.

She lays a gentle sheen

on the tired world on a moonless night,

filling hollows and thickets and stark rooms

with murmurs of inspiration.

She quells the thirst for empty pleasures

and rides the waves of painful days.

... (more)

Tags: poetry, creativity, philosophy, inspiration, Meditation, creative process, solace, world view

Peony Pink and the Ides of Plutonium

By Lynda Lehmann, published on Mar 20, 2011

Spring solstice has arrived! This tender season is usually regarded as a time to rejoice at life's beauty and renewal. Life is precious. It is also delicate and perishable, and not at all guaranteed. It's a gift and a miracle, with or without a religious perspective to cast it in. I present to you a photo of a delicate Peony as a reminder of life's fragility, as the towns on the Northeast coast of Japan and well inland, struggle for their very survival.

I will continue to wish, hope and pray for the Japanese people to find comfort, solace and the support of the world community in... (more)

Tags: environment, japan, energy, survival, poisoning, disaster, nuclear technology, nuclear power, toxic, contamination

Sea Lace and Sadness: A Short Commentary on Grief and Loss

By Lynda Lehmann, published on Nov 17, 2010

This has been a sad month for my husband and me. We have lost three friends in the past four weeks or so. Three people full of life and wonder and vitality. Where their energy has gone, no one can comprehend. I am reminded of the preciousness of life.

We are all buffeted by the tide, often surrounded by circumstances beyond our understanding or control. Yet life remains beautiful, offering us moments of beauty and contemplation at unexpected times and in unexpected places. Thank goodness for those times when visions of natural beauty quiet the mind and heart and give solace.Like... (more)

Tags: life, inspiration, nature, beauty, loss, grief, ocean, human condition, natural beauty

The Weave of Life

By Lynda Lehmann, published on Nov 2, 2010

I move in firmaments of texture

concavities minute as

bumps of binary code

strung like lights in my mind.

I am visual, viewing the universe

in hieroglyphics:

scratches on glass

grass waving in the breeze

silver bangles in lake water.

In and out,

Consciousness swells

before the place

where streams of words

meet Comprehension.

I will die

dissociated from wisdom and certainty

as do all others,

alone on a Rock

where tides flow to Eternity.

Yet still alive,

... (more)

Tags: poem, life, nature, texture, imagery, visual, perception, cycles

Paths of Death

By Lynda Lehmann, published on Oct 28, 2010

Venal flawed existence

flouting

preconceived verbalizations...

No thought to language or

aspiration to meaning,

all yearning for truth adulterated--

politicized--

on Benches of Greed.

Where are the heroes?

Oh, let me sing you.

Do not fling yourself on the altar of

your conscience's death:

mind sacrificed to paltry truths,

enunciations carrying the weight of tin.

Flap not on empty windows

or abandoned domiciles

of Mind-Once-Given

then dubiously re-gifted

to Purveyors... (more)

Tags: politics, lies, hope, greed, human condition, falsehoods, selling out, distortions, sound-bytes, opportunism

Art and Power

By Lynda Lehmann, published on Oct 28, 2010

I think most of us would agree that producing art gives us power. I see it as a power over ourselves, as opposed to power over what is outside of ourselves. It is a personal power over our own energy, perception, and motivational systems. And perhaps more important, the making of art helps us transcend the need to achieve a social equilibrium (which in my opinion, is rarely possible anyway). Instead, we are involved in a process by which we may achieve a degree of harmony within ourselves, in relation to the universe. In the dynamic state of being committed to a creative process, we do not... (more)

Tags: love, creativity, art, creative process

On Beauty and The Transience of Life

By Lynda Lehmann, published on Oct 25, 2010

Autumn leaves ready to fall create a cascade of color, suspended and flapping in the wind like a curtain. Natural beauty is a transient state, peaking in its majesty for a short time before changing form and entering a new phase of life cycle that may, perhaps, be equally captivating.Because beauty is fleeting, like life itself, it becomes all the more precious and poignant. Life is both precious and poignant, and so we must be thankful for our short domain on Earth. To proceed without being mindful of the wonders in life and our individual blessings as well, is to be out of touch and perhaps... (more)

Tags: life, autumn, nature, beauty, transience

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