On my Facebook feed, I look forward to reading poems by Frank de Acosta and finding how he pairs his poetry with art.
This image, by Mayan artist Paula Nicho Cumes knocked me back, shook my eyes awake. Life so vibrant, I am lost in the colors, desiring to run up and roll down the hills, feel the blaze of sun, dip my toes in flowing waters, lay back and watch the migration of rainbow clouds journey me to dreams.
The poet’s words inspired me to be mindful during my own walk, to listen, and understand that the “soul of this life,” is something to seek.
With Frank’s permission, here is today’s poem (line breaks are mine):
Whispering Beauty (Reprise)
Rather than walking blindly through my day,
I will seek out the resounding beauty that waits in whisper before me.
I will humble my eyes to recognize blessings;
embracing the beauty taken for granted in my relations, creation, & changing rhythms of life.
Sharing humanity, compassion, & tolerance along my path,
I will walk in the spirit of gratitude, integrity, & purpose.
Exposing my heart in acceptance;
allowing space for love, laughter, understanding, forgiveness, & reconciliation.
Today is for listening intently to the soul of this life;
remembering that resounding beauty waits in sacred whispers before me.
Reflection by: Frank de Jesus Acosta
Frank is a writer and poet. I sure wish he’d put out a collection of his work.
11 thoughts on “Art and Poetry To Inspire”
What a stunning image! Thank you for sharing. The poetry is an added bonus.
I know, isn’t it. The artist is Mayan from Guatemala. She has gorgeous work that I pinned to my Pinterest board so I can look at it whenever I want. You’re welcome!
Beautiful art piece that inspired beautiful thoughts and words.
Thank you. Gracias. Merci.
Love this! Suzi
@Evelyne and Suzi: Thank you for your kind words!
I’m a quilter so I love all the patterns and textures in the painting. Lovely… The poetry was also fantastic. I’m not sure how he does it, but Frank paints pictures in my mind with his words. What an incredible gift!
Oh yes, the patterns made me want to touch my computer screen. Frank de Jesus Acosta creates excellent poems, wish he’d put out a chapbook.
I would love to buy this painting….any idea where i can find one ..Thank you
Click on the artist’s name: Paula Nicho Cumes and link will take you to her site. This particular art piece is now in poster format, the second edition for $15. Click on the ‘posters’ area. Hope you get there!