Life in Poetry

I am Poet, Author and Inspirational Speaker

I thrive on exploring the interior and exterior world. I am constantly on the lookout for for examples of beauty and truth. Here are a few of the visual images I have found.

I prefer by far the warmth and softness to mere brilliancy and coldness. Some people remind me of sharp dazzling diamonds. Valuable but lifeless and loveless. Others, of the simplest field flowers, with hearts full of dew and with all the tints of celestial beauty reflected in their modest petals.

—Anaïs Nin, The Early Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 2: 1920-1923 (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

(via wadulisiwoman)

A woman cannot make the culture more aware by saying ‘Change.’ But she can change her own attitude toward herself, thereby causing devaluing projections to glance off. She does this by taking back her body. By not forsaking the joy of her natural body, by not purchasing the popular illusion that happiness is only bestowed on those of a certain configuration or age, by not waiting or holding back to do anything, and by taking back her real life, and living it full bore, all stops out. This dynamic self-acceptance and self-esteem are what begins to change attitudes in the culture.

—Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (via lauraannl)

(via wadulisiwoman)

Brilliant minds make errors, brave souls falter, kind hearts leave scars. We are none of us perfect, but we’re all perfectly human.

—Juliet Marillier (via littleblueartist)

(via vampirejuly)

A woman with a moon falling from her mouth, roses between her legs and tiaras of Spanish moss, this woman is a consort of the spirits.

—Ntozake Shange, Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo (via oraclesfox)

(Source: thighsandburritos, via oraclesfox)