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Moments with Inspiring Movie Flashes and Poetry Part 1

Updated on October 27, 2008

Living in a world of duality, where we experience joy and sorrow; day and night, life sometimes brings us experiences that may be challenging, such as the sudden loss of a loved one, a job loss, or an act of nature, or it may bring us unexpected opportunities, the meeting of our soulmate, the joy of the birth of a baby, the financial windfall, a career opportunity, and our lives may change forever; but in essence we create the quality of our life by our focus and how we perceive life.

I find that when I want to feel a deeper connection to the God in me or be inspired, being around nature, art, music, poetry, or movie flashes can shift my energy. Connecting with positive, caring people who have the passion to do what they love, also helps!

I have gathered a few poetry flashes and a poem I wrote as part of a series of inspirational poetry and quote hubs I plan to write with my personal thoughts. Good for those days, when we may want to divert our attention from the daily events of our planet and feel a touch of silence of the mind. In the ocean of life with its ebb and flow, the human spirit is capable of much beauty as the flashes and poetry being shared here so aptly portrays. To read the full poems click on the Movie Flash link.

The Invitation, is one of my favorite modern day poems. The poet expresses what I truly value in myself and others, that which is inside each one of us, the core of our being.

by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

The Invitation - Movie Flash

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life's betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

The two poetry flashes that follow were written and created by partner Phil. He has a passion for truth and the study of human nature.

A hubber recently asked "How would you prefer to be paid for your work? Would you prefer cash or happiness? I gave my answer (happiness) I also thought of Phil who has already been faced with this choice. He has chosen happiness over cash several times in his life. His latest choice was closing his successful remodeling business three years ago in order to go on a temporary "spiritual retreat" and focus on truth and writing, two things that gives him fulfilment. When there were concerns he may need to go back to working outside of the house to earn income again, as he is living off his investments, a business fell into our laps, so we both get to work from home and doing what we enjoy.

Grace - Poetry Movie Flash

Grace is the blossoming of beauty 
In most unexpected ways. 
A flower in the desert. 
The sunlit glint of the dewdrop. 
The liquid peace 
Of the crashing ocean waves.
Grace is the touch of the beloved 
That melts the heart. 
The touch of God 
That frees the soul at last 
From it's long, dark night. 

Truth- Poetry Movie Flash

Truth is that which makes you angry..... 
Just before it sets you free.
Truth is that which shatters your dreams 
And fills you with wonders 
That you could never have dreamed.
Truth is that which calls you a liar to your face, 
Robs you of everything you think you know, 
And replaces it with knowing.

When I want to ponder or escape, I often go to the beach to be near the ocean during the summer and have been doing this for years. When I worked in Midtown, Manhattan in NY, when the weather and time permitted, I would often head at lunch time to visit Central Park and sit by a lake or a nearby building with waterfalls. The ocean or being near water usually has a very soothing effect on me. Water to me, is a gift.

I wrote The "Ocean's Gift" many years ago, when I was experiencing a swirl of emotions, ups and downs that were part of my growing process. Even if everything happens for a reason, and forms our character, I am very glad those angst ridden days are over!

" The Ocean's Gift"

When life casts its gray shadows on me
and the tests seem too much to take-
When my heart has been broken once again
and my dreams have faded into nothingness-
the white sand of the beach is where I go.
Running past sand castles 
and the hidden treasures 
the sand may hold
Running past lovers basking
in the warmth of the eternal sun
I reach for the cool embrace
of the ocean's waves.
Together we dance to
the ebb and flow of the tide of life
and together, we stand unafraid.
In the silence of the distance
the ocean's strength speaks to me
enveloping my soul with the gift
of peace it came to find. 

I leave you with a Rumi quote: " When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."

Thank you for joining me in this dance of words and visual inspiration.


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    • Itswritten profile image

      Itswritten 8 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      I really love this hub it inspires me to continue to hub. Thanks.

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      countrywomen 9 years ago from Washington, USA

      You are welcome VS. I felt only a poem can be tribute to this wonderful hub of poems. Glad that you liked it and till we meet again keep that smile on.

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Countrywoman: I have a big smile as I read your very creative comment-poem. I didn't take the nature pics, but have been thinking of taking pictures. Thank you so much for your beautiful words!  

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      countrywomen 9 years ago from Washington, USA

      Nice picture and great poems esp "Oceans Gift".

      We have poet called VioletSun

      Who can be serious and fun

      Her nature pictures are perfect

      Even if we humans have defect

      Whenever in her mind there are clashes

      We would be treated to her poetry flashes

      Her poems like Ocean's gift

      Even downtrodden spirits it can lift

      She takes awesome pictures of nature

      Which shows she is a wonderful creature

      (Hope you like my small effort)

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Sally: Thank you for reading and commenting!

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      Sally Dillon 9 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      This is a beautiful and inspiring collection! Thx!

    • VioletSun profile image

      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Christoph: Thanks for reading and your encouragement!

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      Christoph Reilly 9 years ago from St. Louis

      Violetsun: An interesting hub! I loved "The Ocean't Gift". Well done! Thanks for your observations and talent!

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, dayzeebee: Just saw your comment today, and checked out your hub. It's awesome! Thank you for stopping by again, and sorry for the delay in reading your comment.

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      dayzeebee 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      hello there violetsun, returning to update you about how this hub struck me. please check on the link and know more about it. have a great day!:)

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, ripplemaker: Always good to see you. :) Thanks for your comments, and I love your hubs! Keeps me uplifted.

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      Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      What can I say..beautiful, inspirational, uplifting...YES!!!! :) Ahhh, let's continue to dance and celebrate life... Thanks VioletSun.

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, Cailin: Thank you for your comments, and glad to hear your daughter liked them. It's wonderful to think of a young girl appreciating poetry and flashes.

      dayzeebe: He is getting ready to publish his poetry book and I am so happy as many friends have encouraged him to do this, but he wasn't ready to do publish. Everything is almost done, except for the photos which he will include in his book and is working on them at the moment. Thank you for stopping by.

      Bill: Thank you for your comments!

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      CasaDeMataOrtiz 9 years ago from Fruitland, Idaho

      Thanks for doing this "from your soul". Bill

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      dayzeebee 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      love your writing...soothing to the the poetry movie flashes and Phil's truth piece captured what i am learning about truth now. great hub. i know more blessings will come your way.

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      Cailin Gallagher 9 years ago from New England

      So beautiful. I have been inspired by your article. Phil's poetry movie flashes are just beautiful. My daughter, who is 12, loved them as well. You poem is also very beautiful and thought-provoking. Thank you.

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      It's a fun image visualizing your dog in front of a beautiful lake, standing tall, and probably having fun anyway but not letting you know... LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

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      pgrundy 9 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this Violetsun! I love the beach too, and Rumi! We took the dog to see Lake Michigan today for the first time ever. He was completely unimpressed, or maybe just inscrutable... hard to tell! But i sure loved it. Thanks for another wonderful hub.

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Wonderful! Had no idea, going to check it out. Thanks for letting me know!

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      terenceyap07 9 years ago from Singapore

      By the way... this article appears on page 3 of Google if you key in the search phrase "Inspiring Movie". Congradulations!

      P\S It also appears on the first page of Google (number 1 & number 2 positions) when you add a word or more from your title. *smiles*

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hi, terenceyap: Thank you for your comments.  I enjoy reading your hubs, and look forward for more. :)  

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      terenceyap07 9 years ago from Singapore

      Dear VioletSun,

      I have been enriched by reading these thoughts and poems. Thank so so much for sharing them with me, my friend.


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