words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Poetry

New Landscapes: Winter – Departure Songs And Shattered Recordings

New Landscapes: Winter - Departure Songs And Shattered Recordings

Oh if it’s more than I should
It’s more than I ever could
If my heart needed you to stay
At the end of the day
Would you go

Oh my life’s story is so thin
Underneath this torn skin
Lost in the hardness
Of this bitter chill
– a Winter
With nothing more to fill

Oh it’s more than I ever should
– if only
I could

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New Landscapes: Winter – Tape Loops And Departure Songs

New Landscapes: Winter - Tape Loops And Departure Songs

I just want to lie down
In the cold white snow
And listen
To the dreams
Come crashing down

I just want to sit down
In the bitter Winter snow
And listen
To the silence
Come screaming in


New Landscapes: Winter – A Wonderland Of Dreams With You

New Landscapes: Winter - A Wonderland Of Dreams With You

A dream lingering in fire
With the warm pulse
Of departure songs

A Winter of magic and loss
– gone
In a cold and deepening frost


a rewind: n e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s: the abstract series (and some thoughts on joy and expression)

A Rewind: N e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s: The Abstract Series (And Some Thoughts On Joy And Expression)

I recently published a small square, hard cover book of abstract digital art, poetry, and prose. What an exciting endeavor. The process was full of challenges, twists and turns (visually speaking), color, and contemplation. Many nights were spent with candles aflame, incense burning and music playing. In trying to find that inner connection, with all my experiences in life, I soon discovered the process that would motivate me unconditionally: Work with love. Work with intent. Art is a beautiful thing. Being in touch with the art of others is very inspiring and uplifting as well. As artists, writers, poets, and musicians we’ve come to love and appreciate the many vehicles for creative expression and community. Sharing our work is very important. Our blogs, books, exhibits, and performances are all vital in healing the soul of the planet. Our shared joys and tragedies find themselves being expressed and transformed via the beautiful and meaningful art that you and I create. Let us never forget, the significance of what we create, love and share.


New Landscapes: Winter – A Tape Recording Of Your Departure

New Landscapes: Winter - A Tape Recording Of Your Departure

we could fight
on a cold winter night
– with bitter kisses


New Landscapes: Winter – The Silent Season

New Landscapes: Winter - The Silent Season

I walk alone
– in silence
My footsteps left behind
Frozen in time

The snow painted path
Bathed – in silence
Your whispering voice
On the cold haunting wind


New Landscapes: Winter – The Hardness Of The Chill

New Landscapes: Winter - The Hardness Of The Chill

somewhere in my life
in my thoughts
in my past moments with …
i see your words
describe the way i feel
at this very moment …
– lost and abandoned
the hardness of the chill within
weathered by your storm

the screaming inside your memories
like the passion of war against the night
a broken obstacle …
to the building of your dreams
and the cold fears to come
never alone without this loss
and the hardness of the chill within


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The Secret Place Of Lingering Memories

The Secret Place Of Lingering Memories

the life of memories
an endless vastness
– timeless
without world’s end
stretching beyond yesterday’s dream
and tomorrow’s infinite horizon

the life of memories
and its inner fortress
– the secret place


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The Path To Grace And The Summit Of Ascension

The Path To Grace And The Summit Of Ascension

Last night
I had a dream
So deep
Forever freeing

Never a moment
Did I long for awareness
Of the waking world
Here on the path of Grace

Beauty
Stillness
Love
As I ascended
Through the floating
Orbs of mystery
– past – time
And the Grace
That is You


Another Earth: Ferris Wheel

Just across the ocean, under a glistening sky, a new town, a turning place, one that we have yet to discover …

Another Earth: Ferris Wheel

there’s a happiness

come to earth

with its new birth

spinning lightly in the night sky

children play with their dreams

 – unaware

enchanted by the magic and loss

that has come to town

our every wishful moment

 – found here

on the Ferris Wheel of Life …

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One of my favorite film soundtracks is BT’s Ferris Wheel – Love Theme from the film Monster starring Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci. A beautiful and haunting song. It hangs in the balance of love and life and its uncertainty.

Here is the link to Ferris Wheel – Love Theme

http://youtu.be/t4RtaJYFPy0