It is my belief that the soul is
clean and pure...always and in everyone. It is within our heads and our hearts
that we often lose our way. The stress of living, working, and all the things
in our earthly world that would not be positive, nurturing influences in our lives
cause our hearts and minds to become estranged from the influence of our soul...disconnected...and
thus we seek satisfaction, resolution and sometimes, retribution on an earthly
plane. Truly at these times, what we really need to seek, is the connection of
our soul...and all the rest, will cease to exist. If only for moments, there is
For me it is poetry,
and most often in the form of song. Music moves me to places within myself, that
I'd never be able to travel alone. Often I am amazed that an artist has expressed
my own feelings and if nothing else, when feeling isolated, I feel a comraderie
with the human race. Again, a connection. More often than not, I am reminded of
an ideal, a feeling, a belief that somewhere along the way I had forgotten. It
is inspiring, a renewal or even a rebirth, and it is like a long nap after hard
work...it is truly refreshing.
That is nourishments..food for the
heart and the mind, connection for the soul. That is what I hoped to share with
you here. It is ongoing, as there are so many wonderful poets, musicians and artists
in the world. They speak to us softly of clarity, honesty and beauty. We have
but to listen.
I hope that the works on the following
pages will do as much for you as they do for me..I hope they will lift your spirit
and help you to focus. I hope within their words, you will find some peace. I
bless the artists who delve within their own souls to share them with us.
The following page has seen a reworking since it has come to my
attention that without the author's permission, it would be irresponsible of me
to post their work in entirety. Instead I have the work of one woman who has given
me permission, and then a list of some of the verses I have found inspiring.