Artists of the Soul


Oh painters, poets, singers,
artists of the soul.
playing in the particles of life,
let the quivering molecules
of your being
wade in the energy of your
hidden laughter.

Become masters of the medium
of love
and splash your kisses
across the sky!
Dip your brushes in your hearts
and create a vision
of the beauty crouching
within you,
ready to spring into life
as something new.

Let the winds of spirit blow
away the clouds
that cover your longing
for freedom.

Dress your precious life in
the colors of your soul
and let the wondrous visions
flow into a stream of love.

Be an invitation, like the dawn,
coaxing and calling
us all to dance with the day,
to play, to sing,
to let the light of the sun make us
gleam and glow.

Let your sleeping heart awaken
and push through the soil
of the body and mind
to be born again and again and again.

Let your sweet discovery
bloom in wonder.
Greet the blossoms with shouts of joy,
as the petals of tenderness
surround you in a robe of rainbows
and dripping wonder.

Be like Joseph in his coat
of many colors
with eyes that see the Pharaoh’s dreams
and ears that hear the songs of the night
locked in silence, weeping to be known.

Let the caressing touch of spirit
set you free
to be, to live, to move, to flow,
and to create,
again and again and again.

Take my hand and dance me
into the mystery and
music of you.

By Naomi F. Stone

(Read more of the poetry of Naomi F. Stone at her blog Whisperings of a Mystic)