Set in Stone

fossil2 AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

There are eons of old

Set in stone

Pressed in rock.

Do you hear them

Or not

Do you know

What you’re told

Can you feel part of all

That had gone

And which may

Or may not

Come along

To live on?

 

 

 

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Seal Serenity

Naptime AtaraKatz

Photo: Atara Katz

 

The repose of this seal makes me smile … The serene surrender to a nap, oblivious to walkers by; the wannabe-seals of the rocks behind; the temporary real-estate afforded by low tide; the breathing surf that must be humming onto sand; the calm potential for the world around.

 

 

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What Neighbors?

Middle of Nowhere AtaraKatz

Photo: Atara Katz

 

Middle of nowhere to the right

A cabin’s leveraged on a cliff.

Amenities are extra-sparse.

The mountains, extra stiff.

A modest perch amidst snow caps

To rest

And watch clouds drift.

 

 

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Aglow

Australia Shulamit2

Photo: S. Levenberg

 

Beaches with sprawling, gentle surf are among my favorite things in the world. Long, shallow waves that coat expanses of sand evoke an instant relaxation response in me, and this glowing photo taken in Australia is no exception. The light on the water deepens the magic and transports me to time before time and this very moment in time, where the steady breath of the ocean pulses the very heartbeat of Earth and moon and sun.

 

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World Genius

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

There’s a brilliance

To the cosmos

That shines brighter than

All stars.

An artistry

To nature’s glory

That far exceeds anything

I can actually

Understand.

 

 

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Mighty Layered

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

In the mighty desert

Old times loom.

Layers of crushed history

Pressed by ancient rain

By ash and mud

Bones and sand.

Carved craters

Cleaved by flaming travelers

Hurling from

Beyond the sun.

Pressed down eras

Sandwiched by eternity

And painted

In primordial

Deposits:

Iron

Copper

Lime.

 

 

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Glorious

Canadian Rockies RonitKoren

The Canadian Rockies (Photo: Ronit Koren)

 

In the magnificence of mountains

Hewed from sky

Calved by glaciers

Raised by heaving earth

Aged by wind

Shorn by storms,

Awe is

Born.

 

 

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