A WEEKEND HIKE IN GERMANY – By ElizaBeth Coira

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Everything is coming
And I am starting today

I go hike through forests, spanning mountains
Stretch out in a blanket of snow
Absorb the sun between gray clouds
Stumble, twist, turn through rocky trails

Stare awe-struck, dumb-founded at the mouth of a cave
Wondering what awaits us, on the inside
It’s shallow, carved out of a weathered white stone
House and host to wanderers, past and now

I wander down the path of mammoth hunters
Only to find the dominion of a king
Medieval ruins, knight’s follies
Haunted troughs, misty memories

The trees stand silent, guardians
Of earth and all our secrets
So many take their troubles to the forest
To re-emerge full of peace and serenity

I guess that’s what we’re doing here
Seeking peace, healing, piece of mind
A mind beyond time, beholden to none
We have much to learn in the trees

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REMINDS ME – By ElizaBeth Coira

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How many times
Have I sat at dock’s end
Thinking I’m alone
There’s no one home

Only to glance
Deep down past the surface
Witnessing the glimmering
Existence below

Reminds me
Love
It’s like that too

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I wander a trail
Twisting, turning
Wondering how
I’ll make my way through

Only to find
Each step appears
From one step before
That wild flowers obscure

Reminds me
Love
It’s my path too

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I dance in fields
Following the sun
Give thanks to roll
In the beauty all around

It nourishes, nurtures
All our lovely lives
All we have to do
Is open up our eyes

Reminds me
Love
It blooms in me too

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I listen to the song
Of a funny little dove
Soaring high above
Petty squawks and squabbles

Wonder what it’s like
To be so uniquely free
To this bird’s mind
How must our world seem

Reminds…

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NO MORE RESISTANCE – By ElizaBeth Coira

Looking back at this photo and poem I wrote in Sri Lanka in 2013…a time of transformation indeed! May summer’s sweet ease nourish & renew us all!

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No more resistance
To getting up
living
breathing

In and out
Slow release
From stress
anger
depression

Patience
And tolerance
Peace
Serenity

Respond
Not react
Restart this life
You are free to be as you please

Crawl with the ants
Shine with the sun
Listen with the moon
Lean with the trees

Bloom with the flowers
Float butterfly
Transform
Begin anew

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STRENGTH – By ElizaBeth Coira

So many assaults & insults these days…demonization & direct attacks…aimed at we the common folk…greed is a poison we could do without my friends
#justsaynotogreed

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How shall we invite
One another
To hold on
To the good
Glow inside

Not one of us goes
A day with escape
From choices
Encounters
That suggest otherwise

But Love is powerful
Kindness is wise
Step into your strength
Open fresh eyes

To a new day
New world
Possibilities

Paradise
Right here
In the now

Our planet provides
What we all
Indeed need

But greed
Is a poison
We could do
Without

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Until the Next Flower – By ElizaBeth Coira

Hope you all had a wonderful Earth Day weekend! And thank goodness everyday is Earth Day! Afterall, Earth happens to be the Great Common Ground we’re all living on, here in the now and present. Please enjoy “Until the Next Flower.” I was honored to share it this weekend at the Earth Day Celebration & Community Festival in Spokane, WA 🙂

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There is no light
That summer brings
Greater
Than the One

The Light of Love
Illuminates us
Equal, shimmering
In the sun

Do you remember
All you people
The promise
We once held

Far too many
Have forgotten
Turned from paradise
To hell

But paradise
Still exists
Open up
Your lives

Turn off the clutter
Hate-filled noise
Tune in to Nature’s
Simple joy

Her paths will open
Up your wonder
Fields and forests
Play

Smile and flow
Like rivers roll
And Love will bloom
Again

In you

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