Poem: The Happy Mat


The final piece
of the mandala
ust falls into
its place
the tender
gift mat

I received
all the
other colors
in the kitchen

– Deelia ©


Image: wallpaperswide.com / Author: William Langhorst


Poem: My Shadow

By Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

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Poem: Rational Magic


these fears
are irrational
I re-realize
in an objective
tone of voice;
they don´t relate
to anything
in this new phase

well done past
a long
time ago

I´m happy
to have
for the
a surprising
to my shadow


– Deelia ©


Image from wallpaperswide.com: Neverland Vacation,  Author: Martine Gaillard

Poem: The Wholeness of Star Gazing


night sky
is opening
my little self
to the vastness
of the spirit;
though being tinier
 than an atom
I´m still being 
cared for
 in this
huge cosmic
 fairy tail,
never truly separated
 from it

magic and wonder
in a flash

under the stars
by the wind
white clouds
  are traversing
the sky
boldly, effortlessly
  at such a high velocity
into the same direction
 like they know
where they
are going to


-Deelia ©


Image:  Pleiades and Stardust from Astronomy Picture of the Day, Credit & Copyright: Tony Hallas.