Tag Archives: beauty

Giraffe Silhouette

October, 2014. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
October, 2014. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
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Out the window

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “On the Way.”

No matter how many plane journeys have passed, looking out the window and being utterly and completely captured by the beauty of the skies is something that never loses its magic. Maybe it’s the Heavenly clouds, or the rainbow of colors, or the sun behind the clouds exuding the perfect glow, the beaming lights of the city below against the dark skies, maybe it’s the thought of defying gravity and nearing the stars, or simply the liberating feeling of being far removed from problems and concerns and being rapt in momentary peace. Whatever it is, this is an “on the way” moment that sure holds my gaze.

 April, 2015. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
On the descend towards Houston, Texas.
April, 2015. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
March, 2015. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
Leaving the beautiful country of Costa Rica.
March, 2015. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
 March, 2015. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
Flying amongst the clouds.
March, 2015. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

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Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Violence, Violence

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Dear Leader.”

Today’s The Daily Post’s prompt, “Dear Leader”, states: If your government (local or national) accomplishes one thing this year, what would you like that to be?

My poetic response to that post deviates a bit and addresses not any government or nation in particular, but our collective humanity at-large. Thanks for reading, cheers!

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Violence, Violence

Violence, Violence, you consume the soul,

Tainting it black, from which there’s no parole.

Every Life is a gift so profound,

Not to be snatched on a hunting ground.

Anger and Arrogance,

Bigotry and Ignorance,

Rancor and blood-thirst,

Ignite you with a kiss to exist.

But, Violence, Violence, your nature revealed,

A glutton who is never fulfilled.

How then to deem you ceased,

And tame this ravenous beast?

We lay sight onto what we share,

We lay sight onto the Humanity we bare.

We lay sight onto this world so vast,

Filled with beauty so unsurpassed.

We lay sight onto the soaring birds,

We lay sight onto the animal herds.

We lay sight onto this world so bountiful,

Other than which there’s nothing more powerful.

We lay sight onto the waters’ that surround,

We lay sight onto the ground that abound.

We lay sight onto the skies that shelter,

Nowhere else can we find something better.

We are but a speck with a brief flicker in time,

We will shine and commit no crime.

Radiate love and shun off hate,

We will mend and meld as one, to create a better fate.

Violence, Violence, your time is nearing an end,

We have been blind but it’s no more a trend,

With our sight we soon will acquiesce,

A world absent You, A world brimmed with Peace.

Surely, Sherley

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), May 30th, 2015.

“Enveloped”

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Enveloped.”

Enveloped buds, awaiting a bloom. May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
Enveloped buds, awaiting a bloom.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Draped with love,

Held tightly to nurture the life within,

In a hard casing that fits like a glove,

Although it appears to be thin.

Many a Moon passes, Sun scorches, Rain pours, Winds challenge,

Steadfast the bonds remain,

Bearing no damage,

In an envelope until life ruptures absent pain.

– Surely, Sherley

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Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

“The Zone”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Zone.”

May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

An instance when I feel i’m in, “The Zone,” is during a run on a beautiful, Texan, summer day. Being kissed by the warmth of the sun, the cool breeze carrying the water from the resaca and brushing against my skin, the smell of freshly blooming jasmine flowers, the gentle gliding of colorful birds, the clear blue skies, the crispness in the air, my favorite songs joyfully filling my ears from the music player, the excited puppies in the yards wagging their tails upon my sight, the movement of my body feeling lighter with each step, the fruity taste upon my lips from my lip balm—makes me feel so in love with the moment. Not realizing I had been running for over two hours, my mind craved to keep going. I felt completely free. I felt completely at peace. It was my zone.

– Surely, Sherley

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Cows by the River

March 2015, Costa Rica. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
March 2015, Costa Rica. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

River

March 2015, Costa Rica. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
March 2015, Costa Rica. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Sunset by the Beach

March 2015, Costa Rica. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
March 2015, Costa Rica. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Stealthy Crocodile

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
March 2015, Costa Rica. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Plantain

March 2015, Costa Rica. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
March 2015, Costa Rica. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Staring Contest

March 2015, Costa Rica. Having a staring contest with a curious monkey.
March 2015, Costa Rica. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015. Having a staring contest with a curious monkey.

Totem Tree

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

The sunflower and a Beetle

May 2015: Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. An hour of sunlight remains, a beetle rests on a sunflower as the flower looks to the fading light.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015. An hour of sunlight remains, a beetle rests on a sunflower as the flower looks to the fading light.

Blue skies and a lonely sunflower

May 2015: Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Sunflower and a Bee

May 2015: Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.