31 March 2017

para Elton (day 344)

creativity arising
from the Spirit
of a surfer
colours emerging
from pens
not paints
shaking each one
to release
the Transcendence
of Tierra
the Magnificence
of Mar
upon canvas
into Creation
as reflection
of inspiration
from the Waves
and within. 

#40wordprayers #Nicaragua2017 #WaterIsLife 

©Elton Sanchez, 30 March 2017


30 March 2017

two but one (day 343)

two communities
but one connectivity
two nationalities
but one humanity
two languages
but one communication
two cultures
but one condition
two paradigms
but one Provision
two perspectives
but one Vision
two powers
but one Force
two wells
but one Source. 

#40wordprayers #Nicaragua2017 #WaterIsLife









29 March 2017

the Water (day 342)

whether a student
struggling to swallow
or a farmer
envisioning tomorrow
what we need
to free the food
trapped in throat
buried in barrenness
is already present
within earth
within us
since both
of us
are mostly made
of It.

#40wordprayers #Nicaragua2017 #WaterIsLife


28 March 2017

pumps, paint & perceptions (day 341)

there are many
different shades
of blue
any different ways
of making old
into New
there are multiple
adaptations
that emerge
out of
preconceptions
gone awry
and infinite inventions
that stretch
perceptions
of what is
Beautiful
and True

Thanks. 

Amen. 

#40wordprayers #Nicaragua2017 #WaterIsLife 


27 March 2017

the artist (day 340)

while us gringos
wait impatiently
to DO something
the artist
sculpts patiently
pondering each stroke
so smooth and effortless
you might think
he was working
with cream
not concrete 
but his artistry
brings not only beauty
but Life

Thanks.

Amen. 

#40wordprayers #Nicaragua2017 #WaterIsLife


snapshots of sábado (day 339)

i've seen fishes
in the fingers 
of spry young salesmen
i've seen faith
in the features
of wily old shamans
i've seen fascination
in the faces
of keen kindred sojourners 
Jupiter through towering trees
Jesus through sensational Seas

Thanks. 

Amen. 

#40wordprayers #Nicaragua2017 #WaterIsLife


25 March 2017

Surging (day 338)

being trapped in traffic
results in rescuing
another fellow traveller
trapped in a train
station

behind the ordinary
nondescript resting places
for weary travellers 
exists an oasis
of sacred, silent
Spirit

beneath scorched surfaces
the Water is
Surging

Thanks.

Amen. 

#40wordprayers #Nicaragua2017 #WaterIsLife

(Minoru Park, Vancouver, B.C. Ramada Inn in background.)