Stealing Kisses


The sun thought

I wasn’t looking 

When he kissed the earth

But I saw

The soft light 

Between his lips

As he delicately

Brushed through

Her grassy meadows.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2014


The Moon and Me


I met the moon

At early morning

Looking up high

Through bare branches

Of a tree

He whispered

In a cold, frosty wind

Of his love for me.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2014

Weight or Lightness?


There is a heaviness bearing down


Upon the tracks of my life


Making it harder to travel by day © Salem Islas-Madlo 2014

“The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground…The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life’s most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?” ― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Storm a-Brewin’


Dark, ominous clouds

Gather looming high and low

On a restless sea

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2014

*photo by Alberto Mateo

Breaking the Rules

breaking the rules

“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” ―Katharine Hepburn

“If you do not see light at the end of the tunnel, consider it an opportunity to create an opening yourself,wherever you want.” ― Ashok Kallarakkal

“Sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones. We have to break the rules. And we have to discover the sensuality of fear. We need to face it, challenge it, dance with it.” ― Kyra Davis

*photo via photographer unknown



Look up at the sky

I see part of you and me 

What do you see there?

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2014

*sketch by Willmj

Spirit Life

Originally posted on tonygilottemusings:

What is Spirit Life

The highest level of our consciousness is spirt life..

We often stay in lower states and therefore aren’t even aware..

Like walking through a forest unaware of the lurking wild life so well aware of you ..

How do we know ?

– do we see beauty ?
– do we hurt when we see suffering?
– do we have a longing for deeper more meaningful experience?
– do we have an urge to create or express our true selves in someway?
– do we experience those fleeting moments when all seems just perfect ?
– do we love knowing it’s the very reason we live?
– do we have unexplainable times of depth when we know our true selves ?

These are indications of a pull toward a consciousness of the spirit ..
It is to our greatest advantage to take these kinds of whispers…

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