Portals 1: Cosmos

What if we knew
where the portals are?

The ones through which
we visit star clusters and
new universes and
worlds we can’t imagine.

What if the cosmos was a
place to call home?

Not because of this planet’s
location but because we
knew we were made of
star stuff and
energy and
light.

The portals exist.
The cosmos is home.

When you learn to
let go and trust
yourself,
you find them.

© Hilary Clark ~ July 9, 2022

My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.

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Tree of Life

Dancing arms stretch to
sky, dip to ground,
swaying with the vagaries of
living.

Roots spread deep even as I
stretch to expand, evolve.
Bright bark, glowing,
reaching beyond what is
possible to what is
manifest.

Winds blow new thoughts,
old thoughts even as
earth holds me firm when
rain falls to quench my
thirst.

Sun rises, sets, and my
limbs catch
fire.

I am tree.
I am world.
I am life.

© Hilary Clark ~ December 17, 2021

My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.

(Feeling) Joy

Feeling joy is an inside
job, never coming from others
no matter what we believe.
Joy cannot be purchased,
borrowed, created, or pursued.
Joy lives in your heart,
lit up in technicolor glory,
vibrant, radiant,
bouncy,
like Tigger,
already, always present
if you only allow yourself to
feel it.

Feeling joy comes from
exercising compassion,
practicing generosity,
acknowledging connection,
and leading with love
so you create a reality
where anything is
possible even when
everything seems
impossible.

Feeling joy is your birthright.

Claim it.

© Hilary Clark ~ January 28, 2021

My poems are inspired by my art.  See the piece that inspired this poem here.