gorgeous sunrisePhoto by Matt Molloy,

It has to be

Beyond the world

Beyond death

Beyond eternity

Beyond human perception

For you and I

To be spirits

Free to begin.


Yet life is given

To us both

Love’s presence

Bursting into flames

Let us be there,


For we, light of the earth

Are not consumed.


What has been

Is made new

What can be

Beyond this world

Beyond death

Beyond eternity

Beyond human perception

Will be.


© Salem Islas-Madlo 2007

dedicated to: Whispering Wolf


Simplicity is Extraordinary!


I am rising up! When I choose to to embrace my anger, I choose to rise up and face the challenges of a higher way of life, an abundant life, a remarkable life, a joyful life. My life! I am rising up!


Higher energies are in motion to assist me in living, a new fresh, exquisitely beautiful and extraordinary life! I am rising up. I am rising up to sing amongst the stars in the heavens. It’s my voice that calls forth the sun and moon.


It wakes creation in the early light of dawn and sings the earth to sleep in the quiet lavender of dusk. Roots tingling deep in the terrestrial sphere at the vibration of my voice.


I sing into infinity for I am infinity’s child. I sing out the sorrow and the fear. I sing out the anger and hatred of a million voices. I sing out the joy of the Beloved Soul. I sing out the ignorance and wisdom of the ages. I sing out. I AM that I AM.

“Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgement. And you can see forever.”

-Nancy Lopez-

Only Breath

One of 21 video poems in Four Seasons Productions in the Moving Poetry Series. Only Breath was written in the 13th century by the Sufi mystic poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi and translated and recited in this film by Coleman Barks.

To learn more about this provocative series visit the website at