Imagine

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The thrill of the imagination
Takes us places we can never go
Beyond this earthly home
Out into the solar system
Wrapping our minds around the
Concept of a galaxy in a world far far away
Imagine going into the depths of the earth
“All the way to China,” as we used to say
…Our way of saying very deep
Imagine riding with Voyager
As it continues to sail out into the universe
Beyond our solar system to worlds unknown
Having paid its dues in 2012 sailing on
Singing, “I’ll fly away oh glory, I’ll fly away!”
Who are the imagineers of the present
With visions beyond this realm
Pushing the outer limits in ways yet to be
Not content to live in Earth’s isolation
Rather seeking ways to imagine
The reality of a Star Trek generation
That will stretch our imaginations even more

Painting “Earth Rise” – Dwight L. Roth

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The Spirit of Christmas

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When spirits join in perfect harmony
There is Peace
The joy of sharing one’s soul
Brings Balance
Spirits rise in joyful song
Experiencing Community
When spirits find joy in self-less giving
There is Gratitude
When God’s Spirit touches our spirit
There is Agape Love

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Posted on d’Verse for the prompt Spirit. We are to write a quadrille of only 44 words using any form of the word Spirit.  To me, soul and spirit are very hard to separate. Today I have looked at spirit from several different perspective.

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Faster Than Lightyears-2

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What is faster than the speed of light?
186,000 miles per second;
Nothing in this physical realm;
But, there is another paradigm;
Traveling faster than light.
It is the mind /spirit within
Taking us places in an instant;
Virtual reality may just be the thing…
Just like Dr. Who or Beam me up Scotty.
Imagine the top of a mountain
A rocky flowing mountain stream
The smile of a baby
A vision of your parent who has passed on.
The mind is a wonderful entity
Transporting us to the depths of the sea
To the outer limits of the universe
To see love in an instant
To touch the mind of God
A prayer // a touch of the divine.
Just imagine a heaven beyond description
Or, the pain of a hell already experienced.
The spirit takes us inward to see who we are;
To remember our childhood vivid and clear
Just like it was yesterday;
Time flashes before our eyes, they say
All in an instant…
All beyond lightyears;
All beyond anything we have yet to imagine
The mind is instant gratification
… or torment!

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Light-Years

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What is faster than the speed of light?

186,000 miles per second

Nothing in this physical realm

But there is another paradigm

Traveling faster than light

It is the mind /spirit within

Taking us places in an instant

Virtual reality may just be the thing

Just like Dr. Who or Beam me up Scotty

Imagine the top of a mountain

A rocky flowing mountain stream

The smile of a baby

A vision of your parent who has passed on

The mind is a wonderful entity

Transporting us to the depths of the sea

To the outer limits of the universe

To see love in an instant

To touch the mind of God

A prayer a touch of the divine

To imagine a heaven beyond description

To see the pain of a hell already experienced

The spirit takes us inward to see who we are

To remember our childhood vivid and clear

Just like it was yesterday

Time flashes before our eyes they say

All in an instant

All beyond light-years

All beyond anything we have yet to imagine

The mind is instant gratification!   … or torment!

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Stamp Art: Dwight L. Roth

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Eyes That See

Dwight at Okracoke

Eyes That See

Open the eyes of your mind

To see what is trying to peek in

Creativity begins there

Imagining seeing with an architect’s view

Grabbing the flicker coercing a flame

Starting with a glint creating a diamond

Open the eyes of you mind

Envision realities yet to be

Let them ruminate through the labyrinth

Collecting body forming a foundation

Visions of visions embedded in confidence

Evolving into being like the breath of God

Creating from nothing something of beauty

Seeing is believing with open eyes

Knowing what you see with your mind’s eye

Can become reality and form

Words you write can become visions

Inspiring others to see and believe

They too can create with open eyes

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Photo: Ruth A. Roth

 

 

Mind Condensation

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Mind Condensation

Early dawn of a new day reveals the cool of night

Warm winds of ideas flow through my mind

Across the cold folds of thought

Coming together in drops of inspiration

Collecting in every crevasse of memory

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Enhancing ruminating resident thoughts

A condensing intersection of ideas and inspiration

Hugging one another with a common bond

Dampening the memory with lucid clarity

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Flowing into pen or key as thought inspires

A treasure of beauty logos on paper

Transferred quickly before it evaporates

In the morning rise of the overwhelming light

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Photos From Grandfather Mountain, NC:  Dwight L. Roth

Mind Time Capsule

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John Denver sang a song that said, “Some days are diamonds, some days ate stone.” This is true for all of us. Our minds are like the new Amazon recorder that records us even when it is off and supposed to be asleep. Memories can be wonderful and sometimes can be hell depending on what has transpired in our lifetime.

Mind Time Capsule

Memories are buried treasures found in a chest of time

Some are diamonds others stones all mixed together

Precious stones memories of special times

Moments of success and praises along the way

My fifteen minutes of fame flashes of glory

Stones of criticism sarcasm and hate

Hurled from small minds of low self-esteem

Names called labels imposed intending to box me in

Coming of age falling in love cut on the jagged edges

Diamonds of vows a veil and smiles all around

Rubies of children’s first entrance soft and red

Stones of words better left unsaid finding their mark

Stored away for future use as self defense

Pearls of aging parents moving on to their reward

A smile a touch a word of love

Tenderly placed in my treasure chest of time

Emeralds of stories that must be told

Pushing their way through the folds of my memory

Telling of days gone by some diamonds and some stones

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth