Only Love

March 1, 2010

I love you darling
to new hieghts and depths daily
moment by moment

~*~

you summons me to
our quiet sanctuary
only love is heard

~*~

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Cielo

February 26, 2010

soft blue canopy
cumulus cotton daydreams
so close yet so far

~*~

 

Discovery

February 25, 2010

how can I doubt you
all of my senses heightened
your love consumes me

~*~

poetic wordsmith
each word thoughtfully infused
amazing beauty

~*~

discovering you
anew with each passing day
the wonder you are

~*~

 

Twitter #FollowFriday Posts

December 4, 2009

Electronic social media is a thing we are so fortunate to enjoy. Once in a while we are blessed with finding people who click with us in such a way that social threads and friendships are formed across the ether. Hearts are good at catching rhythms that harmonize with our own. The world is wide and we are all very different so, obviously, kinship is subjective.

Set out below is a collection of #FollowFriday comments I’ve tweeted relative to some of my Twitter Friends together with their websites, as applicable, so you may see some of the wonder of what I’ve discovered in them. These people have managed to capture my attention in one special way or another, while others have completely captured my heart. 

As surely as time changes, we all change with it. I will update this post on a weekly basis to keep it new and fresh. I hope you enjoy this and invite some of these same wonderful souls into your circle to touch your life as they’ve managed to touch mine.

@Abeeliever Amazing indefatiguable super hero in shining armor with a heart of pure gold. She’s a sage and fierce warrior against huge dark forces. My precious guardian angel (and I’ll bet she has a halo and gossamer wings). She’s an advocate of peace, love & promoter of living large. Outstanding & gifted writer who’s captured my heart. She’s a true friend, ally and life force bringing to light mental health awareness and suicide prevention. We’re joined at the heart and the soul. This humble, precious one has blessed my life tremendously, the measure of which will be disclosed only in eternity.   http://polkadotsarepretty.blogspot.com/  and http://unavitabella.com/
@Adamfyre Pen (keyboard) mightier than the sword… weilds haiku like a ninja. Most chivalrous swordsman. Passionately-driven poetry that whispers sweet nothings to the soul. Admittedly dreams up haiku at stoplights. He inspires poetry in a poet’s heart.
@AlexKaris He’s tenacious and he cracks me up. Good energy. Gracious, motivating and very charismatic! Enthusiastic proponent of getting all life has to offer sans tolerances that keep you from being your greatest YOU. Must follow this one!
 http://www.facebook.com/group.php? 
@AliveinMe Heather eminates the joy of the Lord. Her tweets are a blessing to receive.  http://hiswill4me.blogspot.com/
@Arquecy It’s so encouraging to see a young man wise beyond his years and so in love with Jesus. http://www.myspace.com/Arquecy
@AZBlueEyes Because we razor-sharp, witty, hot chicks who’ve got it together must stick together. Unpredictably funny. She just cracks me up.
@candace14 Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. Musical candied passion for life & her baby girl. Love her. Always keeping it real. 
@CaronsBeachHs This one reminds me of the restorative power and calming affect of the sea. Cheerful and inviting tweets from PacNorthwest. http://everythingcoastal.blogspot.com/
@CheekyWeePony Wears *the* sexiest face of all (in my humble opinion). One of my main dopamine hits. This one has quickly become the Pony Express of good tidings!!
@chupadupa Good energy & quippy posts.
@civis Epicureous yummy follow. Wanderlust who shares beautiful photos of globetrotting ventures.
@coffeetablepoet Poetic soul who beautifully shares the romantic magic of words. Feeds my regular craving for poetic morsels. Poetic positivity. Consistent and timely bounty of beautiful poetry.
@csrculinaryarts Epicureous yummy follow.
@craigfergfan “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” -Shakespeare’s Juliet~~~~<3
@cupcakes5 What a treat she is! Positive, smart, funny, razor-sharp wit & great energy. She found my laugh button. Virtual sweetness — but no saccharine here. Home-schooling mom. What a woman!
@DailyWinePicks Personal virtual sommelier.
@dANGELofLOVE Good energy. Deeply beautiful inspired passion & wisdom. Constant encouraging feed.
@donnasfineart Must follow if you’re jonesing for sass, spunk and great verve. I love her fiery, flirty personality. Infectious energy! Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. She says to me, “Not only the coolest but we both follow the same God! Can’t get any better than that….” I agree. She’s so genuine and has become a fast friend. Precious lady. Fearless entrepreneur. Brave and passionate mother and wife.
@dpodolskyBecause he’s so farking brainy! Verrrry interesting tweets. He’s a brainiac!
@GourmetNewsEpicureous yummy follow. My favorite source for new & faultless recipes.
@Enchantedheart This one is like a butterfly – fluttering by with beautiful reminders of beautiful things – Sunny Sweetness. Truly enchanting, beautiful, warm heart.
@Eschnak Sensitive compassion. Everyone needs a strong, gentle workhorse spirit in their life. Poetic positivity. Equine friend. Goes beyond self to break through in the name of life.
@faithgoddess7 Thoughtful, positive, beautiful and wise encouragement. Sensitive, knowing and compassionate soul.
@Gidyean Brilliant purveyor of musical candy in all flavors. Sweet audio treat.
@heidiheart Beautiful spirit with a servant’s heart. Encouraging writer. Pastor’s wife.. major kudos there, as it takes a special kind of woman to fill those sacred shoes. http://www.heartconnection.ca/
@ice_simplicity Epicureous yummy follow.
@islandprincess2 She’s just too cool not to love. Like ice cream.. need I say more? Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. Me thinks she really is a princess — certainly charming enough. WARNING: Be sure you are not drinking anything while reading her tweets.. very funny lady.
@jorge Good energy.
@justkel Poetic master of beautifully weaving together haiku and those six word wonders. http://kellijustice-justkel.blogspot.com/
@JoyfulNan All in the name (Joyful). Outstanding drive and positivity!! AND she loves Craig Ferguson : ). Sunny Sweetness. High-energy achiever — all things are possible!
@jshe What’s not to love? She’s a wife, a mother, a teacher and she makes me smile. God bless this one.
@Kim23Supernova This is my twin separated somewhere in time who looked me straight in the eye and smiled with electric energy and magnetic zeal. So happy to be in harmonious sync with this beautiful heart and soul.
@kingsthings Good energy and he’s Larry King!! I love that he doesn’t insult his viewers’ intelligence by dodging the hard questions.
@Kronich Silent wisdom. Very cerebral & interesting tweets.
@LipSyncingScot One of my main dopamine hits always ready with my favorite tweets. Passionate, energized, turbo-charged sweetness… “Remind you of anyone?”
@livinlime This fresh spirit is full of verve and goodness, lots of joy with that added kick of fun!
@LovelyLu Sunny ornery sweetness. Gotta watch those quiet ones.
@Malinky2Stoatir One of my main dopamine hits. *****YouTubular. You’re amazing!  http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Malinky2Stoatir&view=videos  http://remindyouofanyone.blogspot.com/
@MarthaStewart Epicureous yummy follow. 140Wonderwoman!
@MarkShepard Gifted song writer with a great sense of humor and great perspective of life.
@MaxLucado Jesus said, “Above all, I would that you love one another.” Thank you for showing the precious love of our Jesus in all you do. You’re a blessing.
@Mdlstudio2008 This sweet island girl has a wonderful spirit and it’s such a pleasure to see her beautiful smile each day!
@MoRocca Good energy. Too funny not to follow.
@MudStick Loves me my Craig.. thank you for your excellent postings and welcome wit!
@noralmt For witty and compassionate loveliness. Poetic positivity. Lovely lady!
@planethealer She gives consistently positive, healing, encouraging, loving and powerful words that uplift the heart and soul.
@pudditatso Great benefactor of brilliant and fervent poetic verse. And, I love her beatiful Toby kitty <3.
@Quiverymoments Beautiful kindred spirit. Lovely passion and transparent intimacy. http://reflecting.weebly.com/
@quotesnack Love the quotes, blog and writing prompts! http://quotesnack.com Poetic positivity. Thank you for the gentle prodding to write!
@robertomazzoni This is one of the hardest-working man in real estate. Inspiring entrepreneurialism.  http://robertomazzoni.com/
@rubberducknessi Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. Twitter & DVR junky. Adore the Scottish accent (can almost hear the rrrrolling RRRs) & kiss-my-arse attitude ; ). Yep, I said it.
@SeanMalarkey He’s full of fun surprises. A mixed bag of goodies — you never know what’s next. Cracks me up. Good energy.
@senryunectar Sensational poet with finger perfectly placed on the pulse of love’s various tones.
@SerendipityJane For plenty of sage spark, snark & giggles. Powerfully sharp & vibrant fun! Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. Hidden treasures found here for sure. And.. she agrees that chocolate is a solve-all. This sparkler will bedazzle you!
@shaboui Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. Potpourri of fantastic tweets and photographs of beautiful places. Sophisticated loveliness. Tres chic!
@sharepositivity One who’s name speaks truly of its user. Generous benefactor of encouraging words and gentle wisdom; poetic positivity.
@spreadingJOY  Joined me along life’s path and brought me music. Sensational bearing! She brings me joy and prays for and with me. So blessed and thankful for her. http://www.spreadingjoycorp.com/newchallenge.html 
@Spycnsweet Quiet encouragement. Love the positive inspiration of this wonderful woman.
@starlingpoet A beautiful poetic spirit who inspires one to not want to miss a thing. Poetry in motion. Poetic positivity. She says I’m one of her *muses*. How cool is that? Her words speak volumes to my heart. Heart of pure gold and impeccable timing. She’s as sweet as a summer strawberry.   http://www.writingroom.com/Starlingpoet
@StayinPositive Poetic positivity. Inspired beauty. Life champion. So kind, gentle and eveready to encourage and inspire.
@Sugarnspicepix Love, love love the consistent musical sweet & spicy verve of this one.
@SuperGirl Her name speaks for itself. It’s true. Straight shooter with superpower energy! Everyone needs a superhero in their set. Sunny Sweetness.
@Tipperay Haiku master that roars like a lion but purrs like a kitten.
@TwaddictsRUs Beautiful music messenger and welcome fellow Twitter addict.
@twiddledout Sunny Sweetness. Lovely young lady. Gentle positivity. Beautiful inside and out.
@uniqueesa Lovely lady always ready with open heart and cheerful words of sweet encouragement.
@urbancrafter Creative gal, this one. Me thinks she may bleed poetic prose. Her inspired haiku is fascinating to behold. http://www.urbancrafter.typepad.com/
@vanessalammers For consistent positive and friendly vibes. Sunny Sweetness. Adorable & genuine sweet spirit. Love her! She always manages to bless me in 140 or less.
@winerecipes Epicureous yummy follow. Cure all for What’s For Dinner Syndrome.
@winesatoriEpicureous yummy follow. Cure all for What’s For Dinner Syndrome.
@wordmadeflesh Sunny Sweetness. Walking the walk. 
@writinginrain Exquisitely beautiful, inspired writing. You don’t want to miss a thing here:  http://mypoint.typepad.com/blog/
@zoogirltoo I love her transparency and “LuvbabyLuv” panache. Tells it like it is and seals it with a kiss — not sugar coating. 

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Now

September 25, 2009

How is it that your face does not become more familiar? Instead, I see a new glimmer I had not seen before… a new shade of a favorite color so much deeper, brighter, softer, clearer than before.

Your touch reaches heights and depths only you were able to find.

Your voice is still music to my ears.

I can’t get enough of you.

I want you more than I did yesterday. How is that possible? I never dreamed I would want you or love you more than I did at that moment.

This is now. I love you, now.

I never want satisfaction from you…. I always want to love you, now.
 

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Affection

September 24, 2009

During the night, I reach out for You. You draw me into the warmth of Your bosom. I lay my head upon Your chest. You embrace me and quiet the drumming that plagues my tired mind.

Silence, at last.

Your steady heartbeat becomes audible. Your peaceful-self assurance is relaxing yet invigorating. To think, all existence is held firmly in Your control, yet You take time for this intimate moment. You inspire me, my Love. I feel the strength and confidence that is You. Stars twinkle throughout the galaxy in response to Your smile. You kiss my brow with moonlight.

Our hearts beat in unison, its rhythm soothes my restlessness. A blissful surge of peace drives out every debilitating inhibition and doubt. You breathe life into me, once again. I find the sweetest comfort in Your arms.

Your quiet whispers brush vivid strokes of healing over my weary body. Your voice holds the fresh softness of raindrops and depth of thunder. Your Word feeds my hunger for more of You and satisfies my craving for contentment. Each thought You share fills the vaccuum in my soul created by fear. Your consuming love saturates all of the emptiness I felt before knowing You. Your touch relaxes my senses and drives away the pain.

I am safe with You.

Your love is exclusive. Your jealousy tolerates no sharing of Your place in my heart. You shower me with Your ever perfect love, beauty, grace and eternal affection. Humbly, my God, I accept all that You are and reject anything that does not align with Your Word.

You are my Beloved and I am Yours, Jesus.

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Incomparable

September 15, 2009

You quiet my noisy mind with whispers of hope and peace. You promise a future – eternity with You. Your words are not empty. They are sure and proven, over and again. All power is in Your Word. Time and space are Yours. There is neither power nor thing not under Your command. The seas thunder and roll passionately, yet honor Your periphery. The sun remains in its place, burning fiercely and constantly… a reminder of Your faithful love. Nothing compares to Your love, my Lord. Nothing compares to Thee.

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Haiku: Promise

September 15, 2009

Creativity
You breathe on my life, Father
Your inspiration

Your divine favor
Your heart yields adoration
my life’s in Your hands

You hear my prayers
I feel Your Holy Spirit
brooding over me

Safe in Your solace
I am sheltered from life’s storms
Precious Beloved

You quiet my mind
with whispers of hope and peace
forever with You

Jesus

Haiku: Silent Rain

September 12, 2009

I know you’re here now
though silent, my heart hears yours
together, they speak

so intimately
quiet whispers uttering
words for just we two

raindrops on windows
gentle rhythm on the ground
I hear you, my love

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May I Have This Dance?

August 29, 2009

Today was especially challenging. I woke up lonely. Had it not been for the kids needing breakfast, perhaps I would have spent the day in bed. Not because I was tired, but because my heart was too heavy to get up. How does this happen? I have it all, so it would seem from the outside looking in. I’ve been tremendously blessed… indeed, but I’ve made tremendous misjudgements. As a result, the proverbial bar is raised to a very high standard. As such, sometimes life is a little lonely. It’s okay. Exclusive selection is a process and such a process often takes time.

Time. Precious time.

I peeled myself off the sheets and set about my course for the day, eventually arriving at a yard sale down the street on my way to the Farmer’s Market. There were odds and ends all across the property, large and small for treasure hunters abounding the neighborhood. As I approached the gate to enter the property, my eyes fell upon some framed art displayed along the iron fence. I stopped in stunned amazement. There propped amongst the framed pieces was a print of The Singing Butler by Jack Vettriano — my very favorite piece of modern art in all the world. The original painting is a back view of an elegant lady in a stunningly beautiful long, red dress and contrasting bare feet as she is waltzed on a sandy beach by an equally elegant gentleman dressed in tux and tails. They are being serenaded under cover of an open umbrella by a singing butler. Hence, the title of the piece, I would imagine.

Sight of it literally stopped me in my tracks. I stood there, gaping. This print served as a vivid reminder that I am in Daddy God’s arms. This is His dance. The serenade is that of His choosing. Its timing. Its tempo. Its duration. He has given His angels charge over me. He will not allow my foot to slip. The ocean waves can only come as far as He allows. Being the gentleman that He is, He asked me if He could have this dance. I accepted. I follow His lead.

I am quite confident that the artist did not have my metaphoric ideal in mind when his brush graced the canvas, ultimately gifting us with his beautiful masterpiece. However, art  being subjective and all, I adore the piece, holding precious the imagery it inspires in my heart every time I see it.

I bought the print.

One day, in Daddy God’s perfect timing, He is going to allow me to finally waltz with that beautiful man whom He has purposed for my life. Only He knows for sure when and if that will be. God is perfect, you know, and He will not be rushed. I trust that He knows what’s best for me. I know I am precious in His sight. He is so loving to remind me, in ways that only He can, that I am never alone.

I am my Beloved’s and He is mine.

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