Memories of Promise

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If I encase myself
behind impermeable walls
of self-protection and rigidity,
I run the risk of seeing
the magic of life
turn dry and brittle,
eventually cracking
into memories
of promise unfulfilled.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

May Beauty Blaze

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May endless beauty
blaze through your awareness
with grace and bountiful blessings.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

How can we say…

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How can we say
God is in all
with one breath
and then begin
to designate
what is holy
and what is not
with the next?

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Haiku #18

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What I am today
I will not be tomorrow
Freedom’s graced delight

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

A truly lived awareness…

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A truly lived awareness
of the Divine in all
will surely blossom
into a respect
and deep reverence
for all.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon. Also available at Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.

Well of Being

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When you become conscious
that you are more, much more,
than anything you may ever experience,
you have come upon the deep well of Being
where sparkling, living water waits for all
to draw and drink with delight.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Pollution

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yes the air is polluted with it
it may be the death of us yet some say
more and more recognize it
more and more decry it
double-talk
truth stretching
cherry picking of facts
self-centeredness
and self-promotion
lying without a blink
name calling
disrespect
laying blame
 
no world conference
has been called yet
no global alarm sounded
for the growing threat
but do not be overly alarmed
breathe in this pollution
and look at it carefully
in order to be enlightened
in the recognition
of the world’s unconscious
fear and suffering
beneath the anger and hate
 
now whatever else you do
step out and be a living sign
of compassion and peace

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.