photography, poetry

Only you (triple Gogyohka)


Only You

I used to try and find satisfaction in so many things – people, money, material possessions, stimulants, etc. All of these things proved to be just like candy though. They were sweet for a time, but in the end left me empty and malnourished.

I think all of humanity longs for deep satisfaction and wholeness. To be complete. To be at peace. To be accepted and loved. Who wouldn’t want these things?

Where do you look for satisfaction and peace?  Have you found acceptance and love? Do you feel whole and complete?


A Gogyohka is a Japanese micro-poetry form consisting of five lines and no rhyming sequence.

This poem is in response to a year long project called Take Me Deeper, where I am moderating the writing/poetry group for an international faith based group of artists at His Kingdom Come. If you would like to be a part of this group, all you need to do is click on the link and join. We’d love to have you.

Art, Songs

True Love (song and art)


Sweet Sweet Love

 

The above is the second mixed media piece that I did through the online class I’m taking over at, “His Kingdom Come” and created by, Shonna Bukaroff over at Twisted Figures. I decided to put the lyrics to my song, ‘True Love’ in it because I thought it befitting for the theme and what it made me think of. To be quite honest, it’s not my favorite song, but it is totally in line with my thoughts on this piece, which are faith, God’s unconditional love, and provision.

Poem

Let’s Play Away


1966198_729962600391375_7293916459223208797_oOriginal Painting by: Shonna Worsham Bukaroff of Twisted Figures

Can I just say this one thing quickly? –I love this painting. I came across it when I was looking through an online art gallery of a new faith inspired creative community called, “His Kingdom Come” that I just joined. When I saw it, the inspiration hit. That’s how this little playful poem was born. I shared it with Shonna and she asked if she could digitally put it into her painting and I agreed (of course). For the past little while I’ve been wanting to get artsy, and I especially love mixed media and whimsical art. With the encouragement of people like Lorrie, I’ve decided to go ahead and seek out ways to do this. To my great delight (happy dance here) Shonna is working on starting up some classes for beginners (which I am). Yeah!

If you like art like this, please check out Shonna’s site at http://twistedfigures.blogspot.com.

So, I always like to leave a little question (or two or four) here for readers. Do you ever get into a playful mood? What do you like to play when this mood strikes? There’s a little child within each of us, don’t you think?