Appointed Time

All of Nature’s souls

Know their appointed time to

Blossom for their world.

© 2017 C.I. Mues

Photography, “Mums” by Amy [CC BY 2.0]


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Quote: “Be like water…”

​Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

— Bruce Lee

Metamorphosis

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In dusk’s stillness
Rebirth of perspective,
Her soul unfolds
Amidst scars and forgiveness
To unbosom light.
With reverence for
Necessity of both voices
United and dissonant,
She embraces
Passage into
Metamorphosis
With acceptance and love.

© C.I.Mues

Bohemian Queen

Night bespoke
Scent of freedom,
As Bohemian Queen
Moved on.
Roaming the universe
Aurora as Guide,
Truth and love still
Hung ‘neath her touch
Ablazed by moon’s kiss.
But through who? Where?

Waking by Ursula LeGuin

If you are undergoing change in your life, this poem is for you. Though referring to the female persona, I always felt this poem addressed anyone experiencing personal transformation. Never give up who you are or your dreams. ~ C.I. Mues

Waking: Two Poems
by Ursula K. LeGuin

I.
Drifting on the April river
of the dark, sweet winds
broken by birdsong rapids,
I am borne to daylight.

II.
In the grey cocoon of light the mind
finds metamorphosis,
makes from the wreck of what she was
the wings of what she is.

Photography by Connor McSheffrey (Licence)