Art, Inspiration, Latino culture, poetry

Art and Poetry To Inspire

Canto A La Naturaleza/Ode to Nature-Paula Nicho Cumes, Artist
Canto A La Naturaleza/Ode to Nature-Paula Nicho Cumes, Artist

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.