Kristina Wirén

Each morning my heart

Embarks on a voyage

Of true understanding

In hope of reaching

The shore of awakening

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2017

*Photo by Kristina Wirén, Kristina Wirén


Rising Early


The light of morning

Brought compassion to my soul

Strength for a new day

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2015

*painting by Bato Dugarzhapov

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

Ebony Curtain

I washed my face

With warm, salty tears

Early in the morning

My head throbbing

My body quelling

Into silent, heaving confusion

All the while forgetting

My heart softly drumming

Because I was

Losing myself to you

In nocturnal shadows

Of an ebony curtain

That obscurely falls

On the dawn

Of a new day.

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2013Image