Words and Images

Lynette Diaz

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Blackbird -
stone's throw from the picture window,
thin veil separating us from creation.
Blackbird -
sun bends in repose,
night sky gathers stars in Morse code,
flickers of shared grace.
-jld (6 dec 2019)

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..long shadow

..rising light

..natural beauty

..balanced right

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be happy..live strong..

move forward..rise above..

be gentle..remember..

past not future hinder..

smile often..dance freely..

     hand on heart..feel it beating..

explore truth..over expectation..

meditative exhalations..

say "fuck" or "love"..and own it..

power in words..condone it..

friendships required..space when desired..

healthy limitations..always admired..

hugs most essential..oxytocin the chemical..

kiss of spring in air..season's sensual flair..

-jld (1 oct 2019)

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life is elemental

nature is fundamental

-jld (sep 2019)

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Blackbird

- sings -

Transcendence

- brings -

- jld (25 sep 2019)

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_stillness_when required_makes good medicine_

_good medicine_makes stillness_required_

_good medicine_

_stillness_

- jld (15 sep 2019)

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..Portal.. 

        ..Playful         Purity..           

                                               ..Plentiful                                 Power..                                                   

..Prayerful                                                       Possibility..

- jld (sep 2019)

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Spring's calling..........

.........Nature wild and true

Hallelujah, all things fresh and new..........

- jld (aug 2019)

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   stillness                    

                           in                   

                      a

                                                storm..     

                   steady

though

       shaken.                           

stillness                    

                           in                   

                        a

                                                                  storm..                         

                                             God                         

                has           

   not            

                                 forsaken.                                                          

- jld (aug 2019)

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                                               hidden..

                       treasure..

golden..

golden..

                       treasure..

                                             heart..

                                             heart..

                       treasure..

healing..

healing..

                       treasure..

                                              hope..

                                            hope..

                      treasure..

           golden..                 

- jld (aug 2019)

flow..

                  nature..

                                 life..

- jld (jul 2019)

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Fears

                      {aside}

Trust

                      {abide}

 - jld (jul 2019)

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It is said,

 'day breaks'

It is then,

I break

Open

Golden and Fiery

Light in Shadow

- jld (2 Jul 2019)

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Joy

is the look

of a

happy

retirement

on an adopted

greyhound

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(Great Global Greyhound Walk 2019, Wellington NZ)

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Nature's surprise

Perfect start

Lyall Bay

Red Rock

- jld (may 2019)

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Prayer

Deep

Inhalation

Meditative

Exhalation

Resounding

Transformation

A bird's song

Exultation

- jld (20 may 2019)

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nature, you tangled beauty –

 joy of sea spray lungs

translucent greens, sea kelp browns

tide pool tears, white tip waves

magnetic flow, horizon blue

palpitating microcosmic world

- jld (18 apr 2019)

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What are the voices
that sing in your head?
Or, the compelling voices,
so familiar, you’ve read.

The poets, the writers,
the orators and singers.
The Holy, or unholy -
The message of truth
that seems to move you ahead.

The voices, the choir,
electric pulse of their wire.
Firing synapses of the truth
you require.

The Angelics, the Guides,
or the Dearest around you -
in struggle or joy
those voices astound you.

The mind, is the game player,
but the Heart, oh the Heart
drives Intuition -
Sit with the Heart,
and your most Divine voice -
Listen, Listen, Listen.

 - jld (1 aprl 2019)

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One thing for sure,

no matter the road you must endure,

you get there in the end.

You get there in the end, my friend.

- jld (28 mar 2019)

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yes

the red rocks

reside

here

the red rocks

of

Owhiro Bay

in

plain sight

on

the backs

of

stone

brothers and sisters

on

the red rock

shore

- jld (24 mar 2019)

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What is time?
Is it a construct of the mind?
A prison, a cage?
A definition without rhyme?

Linear confusion
All ducks in a row,
Steady as she goes
Measured beats out of control?

Refute, refuse, replace, resign
Fuck walking a line, or trying to define
Is existence a constant
Or a chaotic mix of pause, play, rewind?

- jld (16 feb 2019)

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..Ripples..

..It Only Takes A Drop..

..For a Pebble To Do A Whole Lot..

-JLD

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We get what we need, when we need, just gotta let life unfold..

And it unfolds in ways we may or may not imagine..

unfolds in ways that are mysterious and knowing..

unfurls itself like a banner and just as quickly moves in the wind..

changing form but yet on closer inspection..formless

~ jld (20 aug 2010)

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Who am I in the sea of petals?

I am the curve at your side.

I am the fingers brushed against silk

I am the colour that does not fade.

I am the lingering scent.

I am the dreamer leaving coins in the wishing well.

- jld (6 nov 2018)

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We are anchors.

We are sinking.

We are solid in our thinking.

We are anchors.

We are protection.

We are stoic in reflection.

We are anchors.

We are rising.

We are resting when storm subsiding.

We are anchors.

We are steady.

We are always at the ready.

- jld (20 oct 2018)

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We are the miracle here

The arrow headed to the heart

The piercing knowledge that

Everything, Everything

That was before

Is part of you and me

Is part of me and you..

- jld (19 aug 2018)

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I heard the words spoken,

"Ascend, Expand, Transform"

Oh, how I know to be true

'cause, we are all so much more -

Feel it all

Oh, be it all

We are all so damn radiant

in our core.

- jld (25 jul 2018)

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Shake up, shake up

Let it all come out

Growing up, growing up

Changes happening

Will fill your cup

Work on it, work on it

Going through those doors

Might be hard, might be hard

But you're cosmic

Made of stars

I see you, I see you

Oh, the changes you gotta go through

Like a mirror, like a mirror

I'm going through some too

Connected, connected

Some wild invisible tether

Call it whatever

It's gentle as a feather

I feel you, I feel you

Oh, the changes you gotta go through

Like a mirror, like a mirror

I'm going through some too

- jld (24 jun 2018)

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 Do you know your worth?

Best measured by the

unique perfection of your Spirit

and the beauty of your heart.

Do you know your worth?

Best surmised by the

core of your being

and mixed with life's alchemy.

Do you know your worth?

Best treasured as the

roots of your knowledge

and sacred as the wail of release.

- jld (6 jun 2018)

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still the mind

Feel

still the mind

Dream

still the mind

Believe

still the mind

Intuition

still the mind

Open

still the mind

Hear

still the mind

Sing

still the mind

Peace

still the mind

Heart

still the mind

Soar

-jld (22 may 2018)

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Oh, 'Catalyst'

I believe in you

the fuel, the spark

 the ignition, the launch

Oh, 'Catalyst'

I believe in you

the leaving, the returning

the impulse, the propulsion 

Oh, 'Catalyst'

I believe in you

the sun, the moon

the stars, the dream

Oh, 'Catalyst'

I believe in you

the bravery, the strength

the mission certain, the outcome unknown

Oh, 'Catalyst'

I believe in you

the journey, the quantum leap

the re-entry, the landing

- jld (16 may 2018)

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"Tree Veins & Golden Leaves"

When blown from the vein of Connectivity -

Be Golden, Be Vibrant

Be the Graceful Glider

Be the Crunchy Footfall

Be the Rich Mulch

Be next Season's Possibility -

Be Separate,

Be Inseparable

-jld (2018)

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How does wood turn to stone?

And metal pour like honey?

It's the flow of the Universe

It's expansion and retraction

It's the seed of intention

It's the open channel

It's footfall on the forest floor

The umbilical cord

Human and Earth in form

Whenua and Whenua

Amine, Amine

- jld (30 apr 2018)

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Look

for the colour

in life

and walk

that path

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Amongst the Autumn colours at the Botanical Gardens.

(aprl 2018)

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It's

The

Climb

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Dawn Truth

Light and Dark

Share Space

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rises

always

the sun

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It began

the moment

light broke through.

It portend peace.

It whispered possibility.

It tasted of desire.

It charged the heart space.

It woke the weary creativity.

It radiated sensual waves.

It called bones to action.

It sang fire not ice.

It began

the moment

light

broke through.

-jld (feb 2018)

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In the eye of the storm,

you witness silent grace.

Rest your heart for a moment,

build your strength.

-jld (mar 2018)

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Fresh eyes

That's how I see the world

No haze

A different meaning for

"Morning Glory"-

True glory

In the eye of this beholder

Pure love

Morning glory!

-jld (1 feb 2018)

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We are a trick of Light.

A dancer in nature's Realm.

A flower of the Universe.

A petal of Infinity.

A pistil of Energy.

-jld (mar 2018)

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Balm of the World

Love is the way..

it is the antiseptic that will clean our wounds..

It is the tight suture that will prevent infection..

It is the gentle kiss of the scar..

it is the balm of the world..
-jld (aug 2014)

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I was asking
But not listening
Always talking
Never grasping
In my mind
A stranger
 
I was running
Kept on searching
Yet all along
It was there
In my heart
Laid bare
 
Raw but agile
True and strong
Bold and fearless
In the deep
Of where I belong
-jld (mar 2013)
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Those dark moments

that threaten to engulf you

and immobilise you

are blips on the radar of living,

a reminder of the precious..

The stuff that makes you most powerful

when the light is switched back on…
-jld

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when you re-emerge
the world will have changed
only because you have been changed...
irrevocably
life can be cruel, dangerous, sorrowful
maybe the rawness of exposed wounds
leaves tear stains and pain and anger...
but know...with certainty...
that it had to be this way
however distressful
the earth still revolves
we are still stardust
and have to grow in all ways
to know we are even more...
harmonic substance
we are waves, if forever is your belief...
the music of the universe

-jld (may, 2014)

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DON'T TAKE ME LIGHTLY

Don't take me lightly, as though my words and actions are feathers.

Take me as I am, the whole bird..the flight and the feathers;

the bones and the call in the wild; the lines and the curves;

the leaving and returning in the sun and in the storm.

-jld (feb 2015)

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I AM

I am a gospel song and the hard rock; the silk pajamas and the gravel road;

the swaying branch and the stiff upper lip; the cup runneth over and the dry humour;

the towering inferno, and the little lamb; the final straw and the first kiss;

the open door and the small space; the feathered friend and the cocksure punch;

the flight of fancy and the fork in the road; the perfect storm and the sea of love.

-jld (oct 2016)

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What did it take to elevate me?
It took your smile reaching for the stars in your eyes
And my heart realising it was a reflection

-jld (jan 2015)

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Feel the sunrise pulse in your veins
All the light that it contains
Feel the sorrows melt away
Even if it's just today

-jld (nov 2015)

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let go..step into the wilderness..no more difficult than stepping into safety..

we've seen safety crumble..seen the earth shatter..seen broken..

seen expectations fail..time and again..

when the gate is left open..when the feet touch the ground..

wander on new soil..tread on fallen leaves..

look up to see the tree..the space between branches left by what has fallen..

see the light break through..see the light break through..

- jld (sep 2014)

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Amongst the turmoil, there is a peace that resides in you.

-jld (jul 2014)

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use your fire
tune into your heart..
use your fire
resonate with your gut..
use your fire
sing from deep places..
use your fire..
when fire calls

-jld (feb 2016)

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'Different'

I saw ‘Different’
And I could not understand
‘Different’ was unfamiliar packaging
And traveled in an unfamiliar van

Thought my doubts weren’t visible
Maybe ‘Different’ could not see
Turns out fear doesn’t hide
Whether ingrained in you or me

But ‘Different’ visits for a reason
Makes ‘Homogeny’ want to run
‘Homogeny’ becomes jealous
That ‘Different’ is having all the fun

Then a revelation happens
And the wheels begin their revolution
‘Different’ is the color and brightness
That travels hand-and-hand with evolution
- jld (jul  2013)

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Do you feel the rays
of sun
pressing on skin
sometimes
with great intent
burning rage
no protection?

Do you feel the rays
of sun
kissing on skin
sometimes
with gentle intent
glowing subtly
all protecting?

Most importantly -
Do you feel the rays
of sun?
- jld (2012)

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We've all got something special to offer the world....

a miracle in an action taken

..a step into the wilderness and the "wild-ness" terrain of your heart..

the truth that lives in you and courses through your veins like a well-worn mantra.

Believe, Believe and Be!

- jld (2014)

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Dig deep
Where the longest roots
Find nourishment
Where they tenaciously
Hold their ground
Where they first appear bound

Dig deep
To see their tracks underground
Perhaps some human
Infrastructure broken
As it comes in contact
With nature’s requirements

Dig deep
For here is a network
Roots of many
Intertwine and wind
Seeking sustenance
On common ground
And nutrients when shared
Produce a thriving forest
A canopy in harmony

- jld (feb 2013)

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In the cupboards
Of heart and mind
Essential ingredients
Awaiting alchemy
Making peace
Of mind
Making peace
Of heart
Warm from the oven
A peace of each
And more
To share

- jld (jan 2013)

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Honestly, it's honesty
That will take my heart
And break it
Or resuscitate and make it
Sing

Honestly, it's honesty
That can make my heart
Seem dimmer
Or sustain and make it
Glimmer

Honestly, it's honesty
That will awaken my heart
And save it
Or find courage to make it
Brave
- jld (jun  2014)

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Break the chains of fear around external and internal poverty.

Believe without fail in nothing but this -

we are each pure love and not the programmed messages that surround us.

- jld (jul  2014)

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If I died today, would I go out feeling like a monster for judgement's stones cast,

for all the follies and foibles in the past..

or would I go out an Angel on high,

never to have told a lie,or gotten high or left a love before it's time...

Oh the lust and the lorn of any given moment..

Sorry to tell you, for neither an Angel nor a Devil reside exclusively in my cosmic bones..

I have done all and none and in between and if I go out today..

If I could choose the departure..

I go out with the wind behind my back

and the clouds above my head

and the sand between my toes

and the sea between my worlds.

- jld (12 Nov, 2014)

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brilliance 

look at you
radiating something new
something akin
to dark exposed to light

still a bit pale
against new found rays
this very melanin dance
lumina on your face

still to be seen
the bronze from exposure
will you put the shades up
or gaze upwards in your brilliance

- jld (dec 2014)

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There are days when I want to be the 'somewhere' in my dreams

- jld (2015)

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Don't be scared
Jump in there
hold the space
be aware

- jld (jan 2015)

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trembling arm
leaf acknowledging branch
biology, selection
from bud, birth, growth
maternal direction..

outlasting others
full seasons in the sun
the days of blossoming youth
though well spent
well gone..

elegant departure
uplifting, unseasonably warm
unlike brethren ripped from
Mother's limb in chill wind
carriage torn..

auspicious breeze
journey set in motion
underbelly smooth, veins outstretched
mystical magic carpet
gliding over ocean..

- jld (jul 2015)

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You knew her as the lighthouse. Prism refracting stardust into your dark spaces.

- jld (jul 2015)

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To the seeds planted,
may you be watered,
nurtured and tended
with utmost care and love.
As you spread your petal wings,
may you remain vibrant and strong,
touched by the radiant light of day,
or the darkness of repose.
As you mature,
may your body be sweet grace
when the fading and fallen hands of divinity
beckon your matter to the soil.
Here, you are reborn time and again.
- jld (2016)

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hard.
this is the journey
in a word..
hard.
navigating trials
and trails..
hard.
so we break sometime
and fall..
hard.
an imprint pressed
into a heart..
hard.

- jld (01 Aug, 2015)

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Compassion -
Center
Of the Heart
Yes!
All are Worthy
All are Equal
All Divine
Yes!
All is Perfect
All will Shine
- jld (oct 2012)

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The sun rose, painting curves in the roundness of me and the roundness of you.

In the first light, your eyes became a pool and my heart dove deep. 

- jld (may 2016)

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We are each a flame
Sometime ceasing
to be visible light
but flames don't
truly burn out
they resurrect
as heartlight
forever
and ever
Amen

- jld (2014)

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