cosmos

So I had a dream a while ago…

While rifling through a stack of papers the other day, I ran across a poem I’d forgotten I’d written.

A few years ago I awoke from a truly magical dream that I had to capture on paper. It spilled out through my fingers as a poem. The dream sparked a novella called “Beyond the Blue” that I’ve been working on as I have the time.

I hope to have this story completed and published in 2019. For now, the following poem is an expression of the sensuous, delicious dream that inspired a book. 

I hope you like the imagery. Thank you for reading.

Enjoy.

The Living and The Eternal

I stand on a sandy beach

Surrounded by revelers, strangers

Congregating on a magic shoreline

The haze of distant firelight

Covers me in misty madness

A man in Hawaiian shirt arrives

Blows smoke toward the waves

And greets me with a smile

Taking my by the elbow, he motions

Toward a rock behind me

A mountain of granite, a wall of stone

We walk on soft sand, our feet

Padding silent as the cosmic strain

Plays itself out across the expanse

And there he sits, mysterious and still

A being from beyond the veil

He waits for me behind the boulder

Sitting beside an eternal flame

The fire of life, the fire of heartbeat

Orange tongues lap the night air

Sparks flying high to touch the heaven

That sits just above my world

Glimmering planets chill the moon

His eyes capture me, in the deepest

Pools of ocean green, I dive

He carries starry visions

In an old fedora filled with

Wonder, of joyful glittery expanses

And brilliant cosmic landscapes

His arms wrap around the heaven

He inhabits, he smiles

Tipping his hat in my direction

He pours this universal garden

Into the crevices of my barren, little world

In a sky heavy with celestial fruit

Planets dangle soft above my head

Ripe for the picking, stars like glitter

Sparkling against black velvet

A purple horizon pushes up

Mountains line the frontier

Between earth and space, he looks up

Above my head, a planet spins, swirling

An orange mist envelops us

Shrouding us in a Saturnian glow

As the two fish meet the bull

Venus dipping into Neptune’s blue waters

Swirling hands in azure depths

Kissing Poseidon’s body, merging energies

Through the glance from one eye

To another, the fullness of love between

The living and the eternal

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M31: Andromeda

Andromeda. Just the word alone evokes a sense of mystery and strangeness.

Imagine, the closest major spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way. What resides there? How many of those stars have habitable planets orbiting them, swirling in the spiral arms of our cosmic neighbor?

Ever since I was a child, I have been obsessed with this galaxy. At one point in my life, I gave strong consideration to changing my name to Andromeda.

Looking back, I’m kind of glad I didn’t do that.

While writing my novel, Velvet, I fell into that sacred space that writers sometimes find themselves in…that space where something outside (or is it inside) of themselves takes over and does the writing:

“I entered my private little space, shut the door and then turned on my computer. The Mac fired up in a matter of seconds and the screen glowed with an image of the Andromeda galaxy.” ~ Velvet Riverstone in the first chapter of my novel Velvet.

Even in my novel, Andromeda makes an appearance.

What is it that keeps me spellbound? (more…)

Sleep, dreams…time travel?

Just before bed last night, I posted a piece about getting a good night’s sleep. You can see that post here.

While I did fall asleep easily last night, I found myself caught up in a time-warp dream experience that has left me completely off-kilter this morning.

Have you ever had a dream like that? A dream where it feels like you have dropped into a scene from long ago? A dream that feels so real when you wake up that you are absolutely positive you did some astral time travel?

Well, if so, then you know where I am this morning. Totally out of whack.

I got on YouTube this morning first thing, hoping to find some ambient music or something gentle to listen to while beginning a new work week. In my list of recommended videos sat this piece. As I listened to the beginning bits and watched the gorgeous time lapse images I realized this is just what I needed to get myself together.

Quotes by Alan Watts make this extra perfect.

If you need a Monday morning boost, check out the video. Have a great day. Together, we will get through this!

 

It’s still a planet to me

This is the very first photo of the former planet, Pluto.

I looked up the distance from Earth to Pluto and must admit, I’m actually a bit speechless. (more…)

Satellites in the sky

Have you ever been outdoors as twilight fades into darkness? If so, have you ever looked up at the heavens to see the stars and planets pop into view? Beautiful visual, isn’t it?

Now, have you ever taken time to sit and watch for satellites as they pass by overhead? No? Well, let me tell you a little about this hobby of ours.  (more…)

We Are All Connected

Our Pale Blue Dot

Photo found at galleryhip.com

The Laniakea Supercluster

Mind-blowing science. Mind-blowing. This is where we actually live, and this is what humans have been able to decipher about our cosmic home.

Just stunning.

The largest photo ever taken

http://www.scoopwhoop.com/news/wow-nasa

This is mind-blowing.

Diving deep – a poem

Swimming in the sea of space
In the stars I find my place

Clouds of stardust carry me
Further out into the sea

Diving deep I reach the place
Of the very deepest space

And as I glimpse the edge of time
The only face I see is mine