Spoken Poetry – The Longest and the Shortest Path By Camilla Downs

September 10 2017:

The Longest and the Shortest Path … Lessons from Nature #2

Still working on location, natural lighting, sound, and other details. Plus, clearing off enough storage so that the video doesn’t stop before I’m finished! The recording stopped right before the last line of the poem so the words are posted along with it.

I don’t have video editing software so …..

Poetry: Spoken Poetry – The Longest and the Shortest Path

 

Debut of Lessons from Nature Video Series

September 5 2017:

The debut of “Lessons from Nature” … In the debut video I describe how I write a poem, what happens, and from where the words come.

Plus I make mention of e.e. cummings … Didn’t see that coming! This was off the cuff, no prep! I’m still working with …. Go here to view …

Lessons from Nature Debut – What Happens When I Write a Poem

 

 

 

Continue by Camilla Downs

Bowers Mansion Tree with Poem March 2017

“Continue”

Create what is in your heart.
Share it with others.
You are coming home. 
Yes, you are.
You may take detours,
Yet, you are on your way.
Listen to the voice of nature,
the voice of the divine.
I will not lead you astray.

You successfully live
as a human on this beautiful
Mother Earth when you
share and create from the heart.
That is love. It is good.
My voice arises
from the heart.
All that I am is Good.
All that I am is Love.
You are Good.
You are Love.
You are. I am.

Quiet the voice
of the lower self.
The more you practice
the easier it will become.

The magical day will dawn
when the lower self falls
victim to the
Divine love
which is you.

Place focus in the heart.
Go forth from this divine space.
Release the voice of the ego.
Continue dear one.
Continue,
And know that
You are never judged
And always loved.
I love you.
~2017 Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature

Passing Through by Camilla Downs

View Between Trees 2016

Passing Through

Light and peace
await you dear one.
I know this is
your heart’s desire.

It’s there.
It never leaves you.
It cannot leave you
for it is what you are.

The light is the source.
And you are the light.

At times you choose
to recede into the darkness,
and disconnect from the light.

Pass through the darkness,
you must,
if you wish to
emerge into the light.
The darkness can always
be transcended.

And emerge you will.
Emerging into the light.
Merging with the light.
BEing the light.

You will know this.
You will feel it.
As the light embraces you
and becomes you,
all else will lift
and you shall be set free.

Free to be you,
free to come home
to the true you,
free to share divine love
in the way only you can share.

Come,
Be in the glory
of peace and light
for this is your inheritance.

Ever there,
Patiently waiting
for your awakening. ~2017 Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature

The Path of the Heart Will Emerge by Camilla Downs

Wild Child Nature Session 6.8.17 #1

Heart Message

“Allowing one self
to be pulled in
many directions, you are.

From task to task you move,
As confusion, anxiety,
and worry enter the thoughts.

Let go, you must.
Be aware.
Listen to the
heart message.

Know this.
When riddled with questions,
plagued by confusion,
and held hostage by anxiety,
This is not of the heart.

Distractions, these are,
to cover the message
of the heart,
to prevent one
Following the
Path of the heart.

As distractions enter
Consciousness,
Always come back
to the knowing
of this message.

Let go, you must.
Listen to the now,
Listen not to the past.

The path of
the heart will emerge.
While distractions
to Mother Earth purge.”

~2017 Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature

Notice Nature by Camilla Downs

Thomas Walking Bartley Ranch Summer 2016“Notice”

Notice nature.
Feel and smell the air.
Study the clouds and the trees.
Listen to the birds.
How many different kinds of songs can you hear?
What kinds of birds are they?
Injoy a sunset.
Notice and smell freshly bloomed flowers.
Notice and study new buds on a tree.
Notice the smell of newly fallen leaves.
Study the moon, stars, and clouds.
Walk barefoot in the grass, dirt, or sand.
Watch the waves in the ocean,
Or the ripples in a lake,
Or the rushing water of a river.
Notice the glimmer of freshen fallen snow.
Watch the sunlight dance and sparkle on the water.
Study all types of trees.
Get up close. Touch them.
Go for a walk for no reason other than to commune with nature.”

-2016 Camilla Downs – Author, Lessons from Nature

 

Drift Into the Knowing by Camilla Downs

Footbridge and Clouds with Poem April 2017

Drift Into the Knowing

As I am in your presence
I feel the weight
Of this body drift
Into the clouds.
My soul melds with
All that we are,
And drifts into the knowing
Of all that is, ever was
And ever will be.
When I’m with you,
The illusion of time
And solidity are no more.
Oh. Glory be.
We are we. We are one.
We are an eternity of
One love.
-2016 Camilla Downs – Author, Lessons from Nature

A Sense of Wonder by Camilla Downs

Hot Pink Flower Rose 2016

“A sense of wonder
Within is awakened
As I admire your beauty.

Imparting your beauty
To you, and mine to me.

To live with wonder
To live with beauty
To live with knowing

This is our divine gift
To one another. -2016 Camilla Downs – Author, Lessons from Nature

Show Me With Pure Eyes by Camilla Downs

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“Great Spirit,
With Your
Grace and guidance
Show me with pure eyes
Let me hear with clarity.

Guide me in the knowing
Of the Way I am
To share Divine Love.

Gently open my heart
To reveal the fire of
Passion that burns within.

For every day is a chance
To begin again,
A chance to live and love.”
– 2016 Camilla Downs – Author, Lessons from Nature

Celebrating World Poetry Day 2017

March 21 2017:

In honor of World Poetry Day, I’m sharing some of my favorite poems. Beginning with a Renga poem that Team TLC wrote together in September 2015. We wrote the poem in TLC order.

Renga is a genre of Japanese collaborative poetry. Poets work in pairs or small groups, taking turns composing alternating three-line and two-line stanzas. To create a renga, one poet writes the first stanza, which is three lines long. [ 501 more words ]

World Poetry Day 2017 – Wadsworth and Dickinson and Millay and cummings