beauty of words

I have been immersing myself in everything that has been inspiring me lately. I can’t  help but fall in love with ways that express love that there are no words for.  But sometimes you find someone who has the ability to say things so simply yet so complex it captures things i have felt before that i couldn’t express.


I stumbled upon Shane Koyczan.  He captures love so well, its like he paints this perfect portrait of his love for this person. Whoever his muse is, they are quite lucky. Read this and enjoy:



I’ve been told
that people in the army
do more by 7:00 am
than I do
in an entire day

but if I wake
at 6:59 am
and turn to you
to trace the outline of your lips
with mine
I will have done enough
and killed no one
in the process.

Skin 2

I don’t imagine you
saran-wrapped in black latex
or seeping out the edges
of something tight and red

I don’t close my eyes
to dream of your back
arched at the impossible angle
of a bow pulled tight
encouraging your shoulder blades
to drip the blood
of stockpiled broken hearts
but I hope the sound
of you not shielding your eyes
from my blinding humility
will one day top the charts

it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard
and you’re the charlie chaplin of your beautifuls
because you make me believe it
when you say it all without saying a word

looking at you it occurred to me
I could sit around all day
wearing nothing but your kiss

you make mirrors
want to grind themselves
back down into sand
because they can’t do your reflection justice

and this just in
I am done with those
who in life would have made me fight
an army of imperfections
a battalion of flaws
tonight we’re going to keep this city up
when they hear our bodies
slap together like applause.


I have  been feeling this excitement for the Fall lately. I can’t wait to capture my love of all things beautiful this Fall. For those of you who know me, you know that this is my time to SHINE and have the ultimate inspiration. Its almost a physical feeling I get, this peacefulness inside of me. I can’t wait. These poems remind me of the mind-state that I have in the most beautiful time of the year.








  1. Posted August 16, 2011 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Hey Jamie!

    Thanks for directing me to this poem; it was a lovely, intense and calming piece. Didn’t know you like the Fall so much (now I do) :) I’m thrilled for you; it is pretty amazing to be in the knowing of your own growth and immersion of evolvement – cheers my dear!

    • jamie
      Posted August 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

      I’m glad you enjoyed them as much as I do. Its nice to be in the company of someone who understands the power of words. and yes i absolutely LOVE the fall. I think because it represents change. Thanks for reading! :)

  2. Posted August 16, 2011 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Did my first post go thru – testing…

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