The Book

As she swept
the book out from
her lap so came
her secrets
spilling.
Words,
sounds,
movement;
all interpretations of
desire
trickling down the binding
and arousing
her spirit.

 

I love when I see something and the words spill forth in pure inspiration completely out of my control. This poem came to me after seeing a provocative image a friend posted on Instagram with the note…”Many interpretations…all accurate.”  Thank you, Vesta

Namastè
©NicholeDonjè

Little Moments

It is not our role in life to save those we love. It is our role to be there to support them when they are ready to rise up and save themselves.

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Artist: Bob Dilworth (painting segment) http://bobdilworth.com/

Namastè

©NicholeDonjè

To Love…

To love is…
to hold not only the fun but the fear.
to listen.
to find security in what you do not know;
In what you are willing to learn.

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Namastè

©NicholeDonjè

Listen Deeply…

Listen deeply…

Who Am I?

Listen deeply…

A lost child?
A powerful woman.
An artist.

YES!

Namastè

©NicholeDonjè

And Again We Fall…

And again we fall…

Down a spiraling staircase into
the abyss of
loneliness we
continuously choose to create.

Knowing
there is more but
often choosing less.

As if happiness is,
undeserved.

As if we think
without suffering, there
is no life.

It is selfish to
think that
personal suffering
makes life more
meaningful.

It is loving,
connecting and
sharing that
honors life.

It is in loss we
learn to appreciate our
gifts reminded of
our precious fragility.

What is hard need
not be painful

What is learned need
not require sacrifice.

Choice is not
sacrifice.

It is
embracing the
gifts put before us.

It is
honoring our
individuality, and
living to more than
exist.

It is
recognizing
opportunity, and
opening one’s heart to
give not only to others but
to one’s self.

So that we
may fall …into
our lives.

Namastè

©NicholeDonjè

Bookstore Poet

Metamorphosis

Reaching toward indecent exposure
My body writhes inside.
Gasping with each incomparable breath,
Waiting to exhale with no relief.
Heat relieving pressure
Where hands play conforming to my shape.
Bodies melding in the molten fire of one being;

A metamorphosis.

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Artist: Bob Dilworth (painting segment) http://bobdilworth.com/

Namastè

©NicholeDonjè

Little Moments

Being alone with one’s self is a holy act.

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Namastè

©NicholeDonjè

Little Moments

How do you begin to forgive yourself for being unforgiving?

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Namastè

©NicholeDonjè

Love Is…

Love is…

never forgetting

always wondering
asking

making time
forgiving

surrendering to life

profound

constantly moving
unselfish

never cruel
taking chances

listening

a gentle caress
a sensual kiss

a reassuring glance

a rollercoaster ride

a pool of confusion
foolish in the eyes of many

sad for those who know it not

an emptying of souls
a filling of hearts

unpolluted whispers
wings of freedom

infinity

bare feet on warm silky sands

bananas in your cereal
a good beer and Mexican food

chocolate on ice cream
a popsicle in the summer

orange juice with breakfast
sunshine on a crystal clear stream

a day off in hectic times

smiling freely

feeling playful
dancing in the rain

swimming in the moonlight
making love under the stars or in the sun

feeling the open air on your skin

embracing your life

finding your way in the darkest of times
Knowing you are not alone

This all is Love

Namastè

©NicholeDonjè