hope, letting go, nature


“Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadows and shores and hills.”

-by Hafiz (from All The Hemispheres)


by Carmen H Gray

Heart, absconded

Quiet and mutable

Life, responded

Jagged and beautiful

Leaves fall

Trees sigh

Birds call

Winds fly

A vessel is just a space

An undefined depression

An empty place

To fill with expression

Zero is potential


The existential

Yet unspoken




“And still, after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”

Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.”


by Carmen H Gray

Sand and water

One flies away in the wind

One cannot be contained

Together they embody

Properties that defy

Either of their natural states alone

Not exactly one, nor entirely the other

 Softly mesmerizing

As you watch it

Move through your fingers