Dispensing with essentials; Beckoned gatherings; Concert of blossom; Hues

Dispensing with essentials

 

Violently, earth’s being injured –

its mouth and nose are being hacked away, cut

and stabbed.

Alarmingly near, this soon-coming emergency

earth will be unable to breathe, take nourishment

… as living lands become devoid of trees.

Overrun and overwhelmed

dispensing with essentials, ruinous ecocide.

 

 

Beckoned gatherings

 

Discernment develops balance, harmony…

Faith prompts us on a journey to love.

 

 

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Concert of blossom

 

Flora singing through hues

listening to the notes of aroma.

 

 

Hues

 

Subtlety of cloud colour

bone white, sooty milk and spattered oatmeal

bruised flesh, ivory with a charcoal-wash

wind-mingling… ever-shifting.

 

 

 

Photo credit (at top – Shrine of the Báb): Baha’i International Community (Baha’i Media Bank) and Baha’i World Centre.

Graphic design playtime – fun experiment

Hi, somewhat off-topic but I couldn’t resist taking advantage of the opportunity of experimenting and trying my hand at designing a Bahá’í plaque (albeit this one is very small)…

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This is going to be made in brass – hence the screw-holes. I had to take a screen-grab to get this image. The design is obviously self-explanatory, with the ringstone symbol most prominent and the Greatest Name ‘Alláh-u-Abhá’ below in a muted yellow with a darker green shade appearing as a shadow. I discovered this shadowing effect by accident actually but am quite pleased with it. I hope that all the elements come out clearly (i.e., sharply defined) and as attractive as the digital mock-up/template.

The final product…

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Ante meridiem – : – Replicate of Fashion – : – Masterly Aspect – : – Terra firma

 

Realm of Being

 

Approaching, reaching for

– embracing union by fusion of truth

energised in the light of spiritual understanding.

 

 

Masterly aspect

 

Great art takes the mind with spirit

To where it didn’t expect to go.

 

 

Glow

 

We’re brilliant moons reflecting His Sun.

 

 

Terra firma

 

The one solution to

Infighting is

Uniting.

 

 

Cast-iron uncertainties

 

who dares break those rules that can be broken?

Without knowing the future,

Trivial guidelines sold as taboo assurances

Mankind’s world creation to date.

 

 

Restraint deficiency

 

Tight prayer for begging, pleading, beseeching.

 

 

Replicate of fashion

 

Only the human soul can exert the unique spark

of human art.     A.I. will never create genius… 

only replicate.

 

 

Ante meridiem

 

Should not every morn begin a festival of joy

alloyed in the righteous forge of selfless love?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improvements – update on-site

I’ve made some recent improvements to the website which should make it easier to find and read past postings of poems. The vertical chronological list on the right-hand side allows you to click through to read more content. I hope this will make the site more interesting for anyone who has the desire or motivation to read more than just the most recent post of verse (usually between 2-5 poems) as there’s now somewhere between 85-95 poems archived. As always feedback is appreciated. Warmest regards, Alan.