A Visitor


Kindness visited

…….in a flurry

Of brown speckled

Rose-tipped feathers

And scarlet cap

Clutching a reed

On a cold, blustery day

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

*photo by Phil Winter


End of January


Being in earthy tones


Of slushy cold

Seeping through

Sole cracks


End of January


© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

Evening Hymns


Hymns echo down the valley

As the light shines through

Shadows of tree skeletons

A winter baptism of fresh air

The walk home from work

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

Infinite Design

winter web

Silken thread with lace

A life design spun with grace

Joy in commonplace.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

*photo by Coralie Mercier


Dead of Winter

Letting the cold sink into my bones….please read this excellent post!

Where does Love Reside?

I surrender myself over

To my heart

There Love resides

Infinite Soul 

We are all One

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

Soul Fragrance

burning incense

Sacred offering

Rising up in wisps of smoke

Fragrance of the soul

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

“To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking the present moment” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

*Photo found on Pinterest via http://www.pinterest.com/Francien2812/