Ishwara’s vision of Leaves of Inspiration
Leaves announced in a shoot
leaves straight growing towards the sky
leaves shimmering in the rain
leaves that are radiant in the sunlight
leaves fiery in autumn
leaves that fall silently
leaves ignored on the streets,
leaves sustained by the breeze
leaves traveling in the streams
leaves that are consumed by the earth…
Leaves dry from memories
leaves from a quiet diary
leaves from a sacred tradition
leaves in rebellion with history…
Leaves of inspiration
blank leaves to start a life
luminous leaves for an avid reader
simple leaves elevated by a sage
secret leaves that unsettle and evoke…
Inspiration is the surrender of the poet to the muses of the forest in exchange for a verse
the vapor of the insides of the earth aspiring for the pythoness to be transformed into an oracle
the adoration of the devotee who dissolves his being and merges into the maternal emptiness
the will of the artist to let go and become a channel for an indomitable force
the wisdom of the transformer who goes on with his march when everyone says “halt”
the strength of the righteous who resists savagery.
Inspiration is a breath, a shoot, quietness, a gust of wind, a divine gift, lightening, poetry, grace, surrender, voice, revelation, truth, fire, rapture, silence.
Inspiration is embarking on a new course, being reborn the necessary times, knowing all the folds of the being, conquering suffering, apprehending sacrifice, living in the present.
Inspiration is to make an art out of existence, dancing without music, laughing without a reason, playing the cords of the heart.
Leaves of Inspiration
May a phrase lighten the morning, may an image guide the mind to a quiet lake, may an experience ignite a change, may remote voices come to life in a subtle act, may a verse clarify a dark thought, may utopia tame a cynical treatise, may a prayer guide the senses to a cloud or the humid earth, may a story open a compassionate heart, may the words move into the silence, may the letters invoke beauty, may the sincerity of a page incite goodness, may the meeting irradiate delight… this is what the leaves of inspiration aspire to be.