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Open Space – Creative Imagery Without Images

Different dimension ‎often described
Enjoyable walks beside a river
Tree-lined, welcoming heart and soul

Nature’s blessing to humankind.
 
Exploring open countryside
Hills valleys pristine scenes
Temptation  transported fantasy
Infinity of visual enlightenment.
 
Open space expands heart and mind
Horizon revealing endless perspective 
Freeing imagination  limitless vistas
Attracting ‎fantasy liberating freedom 
No barriers;  rolling hills and dales
Gentle breeze caressing senses.
 
Open arms reach out embracing 
Wide expanse of scenic glory
Freedom of movement  breeze afresh
Creating projecting positive vibes.
 
Distance reveals  St. Catherine’s Hill
Dressed in fine mist no less a majestic 
A landmark  liberating imagination
 
New day spectacular vista‎ greets
Sunrise stimulating as a dream
Embracing all with shining optimism
Raising heart to levels unseen
 
Dawn chorus; birds singing 
Welcoming  glory of a new day
Symphony of pure excitement.  
 
Sunset, spectacular colours
Clouds alight with descending sun 
Look closely, witness  movement
Slowly slips beneath horizon
Glowing, fading, darkness descending
 
Awaiting dawning new day heralds
Creating positivity, grasping serenity 
Tranquillity, harmony empathy kindness  
‎For all who receive encouragement
Exchanging friendly greetings.
 
Sunrise and friendship join together 
Hand in hand as we walk as one
Universe beckons come take a journey
Heaven-sent beauty of Mother Nature.  

Simon Lever
Simon Lever
Prior to his retirement, Simon engaged in software and services sector search and recruitment for American companies around Europe. He has retained the enjoyment of engaging with people from other countries and cultures. His energies are now directed towards voluntary community activities, journaling, and exhibition stewardship. He is a Featured Contributor for BizCatalyst 360°. As an Exhibition Steward, at the 1000-year-old Winchester Cathedral, he is responsible for guiding visitors from the world over, around the award-winning 'Kings and Scribes Exhibition', which includes the 900-year-old Winchester Bible. The exhibition introduces visitors to Winchester's historical significance as a former capital of England. Simon's journaling activities are published on BizCatalyst 360° and accompanying posts on LinkedIn, He acknowledges the inspiration afforded him by Carol Campos of Massachusetts: Life Strategist, Writer, and Intuitive Business Leader who introduced him to writing with feeling; from the heart. Simon's forté is creative writing; the accent on the natural environment, transforming feelings, emotions, sights, sounds, and scents of Mother Nature's landscape; hills and rivers and woodland into words, transporting the reader to the locations. Essays include accounts of his life in former days. Instinctively writing in such a spontaneous manner, descriptions become life-like. His often emotionally charged writing, whether describing a surreal 'Son et Lumière' at the Grand Place in Brussels to experiences acquired during European business travel. Journaling and Exhibition Steward activities are his key sources of inspiration and creativity. Kindness is ever more important, where he is a promoter of Shelly Elsliger PPCC's 'Decide to be Kind' Campaign. Simon champions Positivity, Empathy, and Kindness and has been described as a 'Beacon of Positivity'.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Simon you have awaken the storytellers and poet from their sleep. The mist clears and you words become bold, tender and you have unleashed what you imagine as a gift for us all. Strong Ink My friend.

    • Dear Larry,

      Thank you so much for the compliments; so welcome. Mean a lot to me.

      I think poetry/prose reflects the power of the natural environment; feelings and sensations, then translated into the reality of the written word.

      Simon

  2. Oh, so beautiful, Simon. I loved the images your words evoke, the places my heart and imagination got to go. Thank you for this delicious nourishment for my soul. Grateful for you, the passion you have for nature, and how you capture this in your poem, my friend. What a wonderful gift for a Monday morning. :)

    • Dear Laura,

      Thank you everso for your warm words. Your description sends me back floating around the countryside!

      I am so please you like the poem. The scenery come rain or shine is so inspiring and so joyful. And for a Monday, I am delighted you see it as a gift. Blue sky and sunshine in Winchester, but very cold with a strong wind. Wishing you a super Monday, my friend, Simon

  3. Christopher, Thank you so much for the generosity of your comments. I guess I just love writing; essays or poems. And yes, iconic poets such as William Wordsworth do ignite motivation, but essentially, it is Nature or historically significant buildings and structure; Winchester Cathedral and surrounds for example that stimulate my heart and mind. I make ‘mental notes’ and dash back home to write them down! Literally, the poem you do kindly mention was created by permitting imagination to take over from brutal reality. Letting the heart wonder, and ever step if the way, the views and perspectives change.

    Thank you again, Christopher.

  4. This is simply quite beautiful. I have recently rekindled my interest in poetry. Wordsworth, Rossetti etc, amongst my favourites because of their evocative prose describing nature and our environment. These words are really quite something. I’m not sure how long you have been writing poetry, but you have a definite talent. Thank you for sharing.

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