Unearthing Bones

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Unearthing bones 

That were buried

In silence

By the ignorance

Of cold, distant minds

Through darkness

The wind rattles

Between  gaps

Of light

Where the heart

Begins to beat

Flesh to life

The sacred dance

Of true love.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2016

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Life Is Sacred

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Blessed we are
to dance on this ground,
The rhythm of saints to carry the sound.

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We hold a prayer for the earth,
for the ones yet to come,
‘May you walk in beauty and remember your song

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Remember why you came here,
Remember your life is sacred.

~Peia Luzzi, lyrics from Blessed We Are

Heart Breathing

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         Illustration by Cinzia Bardelli

 

Heart flutterings

Of butterfly girl

Old soul eyes

As big as

The moon

A spirit

Dancing tenderly

With the Earth

To music

Born

From silence

An inner laughter

 Of firefly stars

Breathing

In rivers

and

Breathing

Out oceans

She lives

In the

Gift of

 Presence.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2016

*more art of Cinzia Bardelli can be found at:

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One Blink Away

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What is the story?

A sigh of resignation

As opposed to love

Rather not knowing

Waiting for the wind to tell

White chestnut blossoms

To dance with watery light

Before the heart falls asleep

© 2015 Salem Islas-Madlo

“WE ALREADY HAVE everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.”
― Pema Chödrön

Terra Word Art

The clouds jutted upward like mountains from the flatland rolling at the horizon in shades of lavender, smokey-blue, and silver- white. Birches huddled together like naked ladies in the wind.

Gaea adorned herself in a soft-blue gown of billowing chiffon for the dance of new beginnings. Gifting mortals who have the power to look deeply with a glimpse of clarity.

The sun kissed her face of many colours. Nourishing her wounds and scars as well as her abundant bounty.

It is in her nature to be fiercely harsh and even destructive, yet she is also known to shield and nurture all of life. Thus, she weaves magic under hard, crusted furrows touched by winter’s frosty tears.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2014

Celebrate Winter’s Coming

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Dance of purity

Falling softly from on high

Winter shakes her lace

© S. Islas-Madlo 2014

*illustration by Richard Scarry

Essence Energy

“Everyone falters. Everyone stumbles. Gather your courage and keep moving in the right direction. If you don’t know which way to go, close your eyes and follow your heart.”
-Margaret M. Painter-

…remembering my roots…being in my essence….

*scene from Street Dance 2 with Sofia Boutella

Being Blissfully Awake

Sleep my little baby-oh Sleep until you waken When you wake, you’ll see the world If I’m not mistaken… Kiss a lover Dance a measure, Find your name And buried treasure… Face your life Its pain, Its pleasure, Leave no … Continue reading

Dancing on the Rainbow

Group: Ok Go
Song: Skyscrapers
Lyrics:
Skyscrapers please forgive me
I didn’t mean a word I said
Skyscrapers I was just tangled up in my own head

And somehow in all the madness
I thought that I was seeing straight
It ain’t always pretty but it seemed there was no other way
And I guess all I ever loved
Was standing right before my eyes
And I, oh I, I was blind

So skyscrapers please forgive me
I’m standing here repentative man
Oh skyscrapers I’ll never look down again, again
Oh ’cause I guess all I ever loved was standing right before my eyes
Oh yeah, I guess all I’ve ever known was standing here all the time
And I, yeah I, I was blind

You were right here all the time
You were right here all the time, I was blind