The Artist Sees What Nature Holds

An anthology of that which inspires


where soulful energy lies

in nature
filled with soaring joy, pain, truth

awaiting 
that attuned, conscious, soul-ready mind

— Leah J🕊


childhood

the place of pure being
seeking the child within
where there is no stone to be seen here, 
no withered branch, no fallen leaves.
the whole of nature
breathes,
peace, 
joy
innocence and
life.

— Friedrich


source

Nature

the divine is everywhere, 
even, a grain of sand

the artist’s feeling 
is his law

genuine feeling

never contrary to nature

the artist
{the poet, 
the writer, 
the creator}

should not only {paint/write/create}

what she sees 
before her, 
but also 
what she sees in herself

if, however, 
she sees nothing, within

then she should also refrain from painting/writing what she sees before her

— Leah J🕊

Otherwise, … pictures will be like those folding screens behind which you expect to find only emptiness or “the sick or the dead”— Friedrich


look within

from my angst
the world, empty, sad, lost

so, I began

first, to look
within

where

the truth
and the beauty

awaits

a vital force
to be reckoned with

then reach

connected 
to all beyond

nature, within 
is all nature

awakening the soul

— Leah J🕊


{I feel this} Renaissance

by Bob Buonvino

i am here for all to see
in my bones
there’s dignity. i will fight 
for them
i can say that i can 
change the world,
but, if you let me, i will make
my world
stand tall 
let me show you
on last time
let me show you
one last sign, i can
see
it
all

through the gloomy clouds break
blue sky, sunshine
on the heights and in the valley
sing the lark and the nightingale

— Friedrich



Inspiration everywhere

in my mind
words and images

flow
I began to write

it evolves

from
visceral emotional energy

music ….words ….the mind….nature
enact mood

for those beings, images, words
wanting and ready

to receive

a renaissance 
rebirth
renewal

the awakening

— Leah J🕊


Thanks for reading!

Namasté, Leah J 🕊

© 2019 Leah J. Spence, M.Ed. Psychology writer/artist/teacher
The ART of Living the Matrix 
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