Inspired by a picture.

Lay down my mind

by Joelle Wilson

August 25, 2011

I need to go where the lilies float and

lay down my mind for a while.

I need to sleep without dreaming and

lay down my mind for a while.

I need to walk beside the ocean and let Her calm fill in the restless

holes in my self.

I need to run across the desert just to hear

the coyotes howling at me.

I want to lie down for a while where the lilies float and dream

my thoughts into the water.

I want to dream my eyes awake again and see

the world as it lives.

I want to walk across the moonlit fields and feed my

spirit in the wild.

I wan to run through the ever shifting landscape

of my hopes and wishes just to see if I can reach them.

I want to lay my mind down for a while

I need to lay my mind down for a while.

The picture that inspired this poem can be found here —->

You’ll know the one when you see it.  What inspires the muse in you?

Dreaming Past The Window

Today’s post relates to the stained glass piece I hanging on my wall. Yes, it’s on my wall and not the window. Why? Well because due to the hot weather we’ve been having I didn’t want the suction cup to come unsunctioned and have the piece fall and break on the window sill.

Outside in my garden (c) 2011 Joelle Wilson

(My lens fogged up a bit when I took this one but I like the effect.)

My aunt made it and my mom gave it to me for my birthday last year. another reason for it to hang on the wall is so I can see it everyday when I sit down at my desk to write. The words on it are: Inspire, Dream, Hope, Believe, Imagine, Create.

For me these words are what my writing is about. Whether I’m composing a poem, writing a creepy story, looking through the keyhole, tumbling down a rabbit hole, speaking to a ghost, or anything else I write, these words are at the heart of my writing.

Hanging on my sliding glass door

Thanks to my Aunt Pam for creating it and thanks to Cheryl Lynn (my mom) for gifting it to me.

On My Wall