American art

Another dimension in the world well trod

Opens to those unfolding the true self to oneself

 

Unafraid, liberated, strong,

Owning yourself is the path to wealth

Contentment — appreciation of what is now —

The beauty of every morning, the trees simply standing here,

Rivers abundant with life, your wife, friends, a dog

The walking corpses in a crowded city, familiar strangers in a village

 

Aware of what is and seing the beauty in all is happinness

That love grants space, a place to thrive, your own hive

 

This love never clings, owns, posesess

It works, simply clicks

Like listening to poetry when walking up the mountain,

layers multiply, joy grows greater,

the verses bloom with each inhale 

 

Feel, live this nirvana

Now in this moment is the only time to be

Not strived for in the afterlife —

Will future ever happen as you want it, think of it, crave?

The Beauty You Must See is here and now.

 

The Beauty You must Seesimplicity

The best teachers in our life are the wise others, some great books we read and our own direct experience. A combination of all these inspired this poem on joy — The Beauty You Must See in the everyday life, the mundane. As the Japanese art of Kintsugi, repairing broken ceramics with tinted, often gold-dusted, glue to create even more beautiful objects, the wabi-sabi of seing beauty in imperfection changes your outlook.

When I was selecting the above images to accompany this poem, I found way too many in my 100k-rich photo library. This made me  smile, as I realised that I trully live by what I write about in my poetry. I see beauty in so much that surrounds me every day, minute, place and space. I hope, that you will find inspiration to see it clearly too.

If your lenses wear the magic, the spell empowers your entire life. A positive attitude, marveling at all there exists, the wondrous joy of a child, these all teach us to be appreciative of all that becomes ‘normal’ for most adults. Kids can teach us so much, as any good mother would say.

children booksquirky shop

In Brooklyn, there is a book store, part of a community schooling group, where you can get books written by those who just learned to compose sentences as well as sensitive teenagers. It’s called the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., and I encourage you to browse around. You may be surprised how much wisdom dwells in those young souls! I grabbed a few.

372 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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