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VORACIOUS FOR…

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-a poem by NinadesusOjos

Food.

that nourishes my body and my mind,

green and raw and crisp and orange,

no greasy, sweet, soft, white, starch, flour,

thirst-quenching springwater,

apples, oatmeal, quinua, squash and lettuce.

Books.

reading to learn,

reading to be stung to think,

reading to laugh,

reading to relax and fly away.

God.

to know Him more,

to enjoy Him more deeply,

to worship Him more fervently,

to study His Word,

to delight myself in my beloved position with Him.

People.

marveling at their quirks and mine,

smiling at a ten-year-old’s clumsy joke,

listening to their hearts,

mourning with them in their grief,

dancing hand-in-hand in their triumphs,

sharing my Lovely and Loving God with them.

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Haiku #6. Eyes.

Eyes

by NinadeSusOjos

 

 

We look there first.  Search

deep who the person true is.

Gaze those windows.  Know.


Creativity and Self-conciousness

“I shouldn’t have to be in the mood to write.  I shouldn’t have to take my emotional temperature to see if inspiration is pending.  I want to simply write.  No negotiations.  Good?  Bad?  None of my business.  By resigning as the self-conscious author, I write freely.” – Julia Cameron

Self-consciousness is killing.  Self-conciousness is creative death. Self-conciousness is also the death of joy and free-spiritedness. Self-conciousness is also the death of being able to take good photographs of people. – NinadesusOjos

 


Love of learning. Haiku #3

Love of Learning      Haiku #3

by NinadeSusOjos

 

 

 

Thirst for wide knowledge,

slaked, then surging once again,

all through life.  Wisdom.


Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Glory be to God for dappled things –

For skies of couple-color as a brinded cow;

For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;

Fresh-firecoal chestnut falls, finches wings;

Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plow;

And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;

Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)

With swift, slow, sweet, sour;  adazzle, dim;

He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:

Praise him.


God has filled the world with all manner of delights.

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peonies in Pike Market, Seattle

“God has filled the world with all manner of delights.” – author unknown    peonies in Pike Market, Seattle


God has filled the world with all manner of delights.

IMG_4637

peonies in Pike Market, Seattle

“God has filled the world with all manner of delights.” – author unknown    peonies in Pike Market, Seattle


VORACIOUS FOR…

IMG_9327VORACIOUS FOR…

-a poem by NinadesusOjos

Food.

that nourishes my body and my mind,

green and raw and crisp and orange,

no greasy, sweet, soft, white, starch, flour,

thirst-quenching springwater,

apples, oatmeal, quinua, squash and lettuce.

Books.

reading to learn,

reading to be stung to think,

reading to laugh,

reading to relax and fly away.

God.

to know Him more,

to enjoy Him more deeply,

to worship Him more fervently,

to study His Word,

to delight myself in my beloved position with Him.

People.

marveling at their quirks and mine,

smiling at a ten-year-old’s clumsy joke,

listening to their hearts,

mourning with them in their grief,

dancing hand-in-hand in their triumphs,

sharing my Lovely and Loving God with them.


Quechua Traditional Weaving

I have always loved and been fascinated by Quechua weaving.  The colors, the intricacy of it all, the fact that some of the techniques and patterns and figures in it are over a thousand years old add to its mystery and appeal.IMG_2025


Glorious and Majestic

Psalm 111: 2 – 3:  Great are the works of the Lord, they are pondered by all who delight in them.  Glorious and majestic are God’s deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.

(snapped walking home from my language review classes this morning.)IMG_1262