how many days can you claim bold aliveness kindergarten eagerness ignited intentions bright contagiousness of shared lifting sky-filled unerasable strokes readable by all baring yourself beautiful with each word from your mouth skinny-dipping freedom because words of love deserve all capitals sing unification undeniable © Ali Grimshaw 2023 Join us on dVerse for Quadrille Monday #167 BOLD-ly Go HERE Photo taken in Puerto Vallarta, Mexio.
like wandering children we stepped gingerly in morning iced-light far from Christmas past far from storefronts, Amazon delivery miles from anything that necessitated wrapping we were gifted with captured stillness a fantastical frozen roadside of candied red delight reigned and our hearts were awed © Ali Grimshaw 2022 Wishing you wellness and peace wherever you are whatever you celebrate. May love land on your day. Ali Join us at dVerse Poet's Pub for Quadrille #166 HERE
bring on lime laced mango merry tangerine power-punch lemon-chiffon nectar to top it off let's get sloshed on boughs and falling flavors from heavenly highlights above our heads we can pretend to be gods drinking in sunshine soaked crimson latenight cavorting without morning consequences © Ali Grimshaw 2022
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|“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” |
– The Violin Conspiracy
tossing a torch of love-light my intentional hope that you will catch it hold it high light your way forward your choice offers a candlelight of possibilities or coals diminishing left untended my heartwork dancing from within fueled by other's embers those past torches © Ali Grimshaw 2020 Join in the fun at dVerse Quadrille Monday - HERE Let me hold space for your voice to appear on the page at the next Write Yourself: Poetry Writing Circle September 17, 2022 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT Register HERE
pull the small metallic triangle tear through troubles until tingle arrives until you are fully unwrapped leaving anxious ribbons tinseled tension trailed behind bare-skinned, beaming, braver than the last version greet your new shadow-self welcome possibilities many stones of adventure lay at your feet ©Ali Grimshaw 2022 dVerse Poet's Pub - Quadrille #156 - HERE Join other big-hearted humans for ... Write Yourself: Poetry Writing Circle August 14, 2022 CLICK HERE
dawn goddess celebrator of the hopeful Aurora offers cresting radiance beams definitively sky filled breaking over mountains dim a daily gesture of newness of beginnings yet to be let her shine on you morning overflowing fill your cup with levity walk lightly through heaviness ©Ali Grimshaw 2022 Join me in celebrating the 11th Anniversary of dVerse Poet's Pub, - HERE. Quadrille # 155, Let's Celebrate
no one will ever know what you gave the number of times you've grown a new heart after donating the last one sit a spell with the map of your heartlife claim your mountains distance growth vistas tape more wilderness down you're still alive ©Ali Grimshaw 2022 Quadrille #154 "Casting a spell Come join a welcoming community of poets on d'Verse - HERE
Sometimes a leafgreen season allows a reaching beyond our past perimeter of pain. Will you build a bridge or jump ship? Questions like Spring rain essential for endurance. Pause before you reach the 50-mile marker wondering what brought you to the desert without water. ©Ali Grimshaw 2022 Join us HERE for Earthweal Open LInk Weekend. Join us at dVerse Poets' Pub for Monday Quadrille HERE.
My words were inspired by this nourishing song, The River,
written and performed by Coco Love Alcorn. Please give it a listen.
river's spirit sings rhythm without age it knows flow where to go it helps me trust the way with eyes closed, receiving I open to the waterway joining streamlets, runnels, rivulets rushing away Mother Earth's teaching receding or overflow returning is river's way to go ©Ali Grimshaw 2022 Join us at dVerse - Eyeing the Quadrille #147 HERE
during darkest of seasons I tinsel you with light my face giving its full glow your apple-cheeks of radiance champions of joy for encounters with newcomers, or friends. Christmas tree or not. I will decorate you with loveshine. Not a bulb between us unlit. © Ali Grimshaw 2021 dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille Join us to connect with poets around the world. HERE Photo taken at a past Portland Winter Lights Festival. It is perfect way to escape Winter darkness in Februrary. For this year's fun click HERE.