Poetry

Stillness Within Madness

Image source: Photo by Sebastian Voortman from Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/action-adventure-aerial-aerial-shot-312105/ Patience is key You see and I see The mind comes in a hurry That’s when I need to stay sturdy Just sitting seems fitting Being and waiting This all looks like an appropriate setting If only I wasn’t so damn Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

In the Presence of Grace

Image source: My private collection. Estonia, Lääne-Virumaa, Obja village. During times of deep reflection and sadness There are only a few to count on To look and seek guidance from It was meant to be this way You were supposed to figure it out on Your own From the reflections Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

Enough

Image source: My private collection. Gran Canaria, Agaete. When am I ready to surrender enough? Enough to let go? Surrender to the pain that drives me To the fire that ignites when I open my eyes On some days it’s harder More difficult to let go Hope for a better Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

Process

Image source: My private collection. Estonia, Lääne-Virumaa, Obja village. Connecting to myself and others Is a slow process of opening up to the prayer that is life. Ian Altosaar

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

The Witness

Image source: Estonia, Lääne-Virumaa, Obja village. When You move into life fully It becomes a paradox You can stand in Yourself And be in great pain and joy at the same time Walking among people Feeling disconnected and beautifully held It all changes and stays the same As You slow Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

The Night

Image source: A painting from My collection. The shadowy night whispers It’s only objective To call You into it To stop and to take a listen The murmurs of yesterday that still glisten Are You ready? They say To crumble and let go I still hold on but I want Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

Again

Image source: A painting from My collection. The mind races Quick fixes Are it’s thing Peacefully befriending him Takes time The pace only quickens when You let it Set it free to roam the wilderness Outside of You Lovingly be the guide Showing the way back within Knowing is it’s Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

The Moon

Image source: Private collection. Obja village, Estonia. Pacing peacefully breathing This is home, inside my soul The moon is upon me Resting on the soft clouds Doing her work, showing light in dark places Like a beacon of the sky Of the inner mind What’s there to find? You ask Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

A Feat

Image source: Private collection. Kalamaja, Tallinn, Estonia. Painting authors: Margus-Richard Talivee and Bert Norralt. Things decided, I’m again reminded The emptiness that lies within Seemingly trying to grasp whatever possible Within my reach, like a leach, beast And I breathe, breathe it inwards Everything slows down Naked presence fully embracing Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

Rewards From My Dreams

Image source: Private collection. Kalamaja, Tallinn, Estonia. Rightfully so, You can let go Of the tight grip twisting and turning in Your soul But oh, wait, can You feel the subtle taste of love? If not, I can raise the bar, it’s been dragging in the mud Suddenly I realize Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago