Reflections of Me

Today I would like to share some poetry from Twitter as well as some art and photography that have inspired me.


painting by: Nishant Dange

She always knew that
She would need to feel
Every single raw emotion
To be real
Still choosing to love
Above them all

poem by:

deep breathes

photo by: Elena Kalis

Holding in emotions
Is like holding your breath
Eventually you’re going to have to breathe
Deep breaths
Honest breaths

poem by:

who I amwatercolor by: Kareem Iliya

My Heart



“My heart, aflame in love, set afire every heart that came in touch with it. My heart has been rent and joined again. My heart has been broken and again made whole. My heart has been wounded and healed again. A thousand deaths my heart has died, and thanks be to love, it lives yet. I went through hell and saw there love’s raging fire, and I entered heaven illumined with the light of love.”   ~Hazrat Inayat Khan~

* watercolor by Cate Parr

Destruction and Creation

Breaking down

To build back up



Tearing apart 

To rise again


© Salem Islas-Madlo 2014