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

Kingdom

Image source: My private collection. Gran Canaria, Spain. The perception Of a never ending cycle and feeling Can, in itself, be devastating Gut-wrenchingly heartbreaking I have no other way through it But through The mind builds castles and strongholds Facing them, being them, perceiving them Until I crumble and have Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

Go on

Image source: My private collection. Gran Canaria, Maspalomas Dunes. Waiting for it Wanting it all Dazed, with clarity above all Mixture of emotions Sharpened by the mind I sometimes gaze upon death I feel it pierce through my veins Knowing that it will leave me Before the end of my 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

The Sweetest of Meetings

Image source: My private collection. Agaete, Gran Canaria. There are different places inside Yourself Different sides to Your Self Finding peace amongst them Can mean being seen as Yourself There is safety there present But before that comes trusting Your being Allowing Your surrender To the kind stranger You might Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

Loving

Image source: My private collection. Tallinn, Estonia. It’s hard to love sometimes Knowing that it will end Someday, somewhere When You release Your last breath of air I hope it will all be worth it At the hour You will face The stare Of Your life And the glare Of Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

As a Man

Image source: My private collection. Estonia, Tallinn, Pääsküla. Sometimes I mess up as a Man As a lover As a friend As a coworker As a son As a businessman I sometimes fail In those moments everything feels so vulnerable The darkness seems so deep That I can barely keep 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 Thinnest of Lies

Image source: My private collection. Estonia, Lääne-Virumaa, Obja village. As much as I secretly try I cannot ever Ever Escape from life The thinnest of lies Is telling myself that I Can finally find A teaching, a practice That can say goodbye To myself In the silences of the mind Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago
Poetry

A Simple Conversation

Image source: http://www.desktopwallpaperhd.net/background-nature-conversation-112674.html It’s warmer together The heart beats a deeper rhythm It’s closer together Bodies locked in knowing Knowing that this will end So they move slowly Gratefully as one Hearts opening in silence Just a look can say all that’s needed Deeply, sweetly, discreetly A simple conversation That Read more…

By ianaltosaar, ago