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« Whimsy and Wonder | Main | 14 Days of Self-Love: Day 13 ~ Jennifer Belthoff »

14 Days of Self-Love: Day 14 ~ Madelyn Mulvaney


on my morning walks I take leave of all things rational

a song of songs whistling through my bones

staggering beauty, yawning melodies

and everything falls away into the enduring horizon

the birds know there is no  distance

between imagination and the divine

(soul catchers)


 love is the kind of thing

you sometimes see from the corner of your eyes

while looking to one side

there it is

overflowing like a spring river

with that recognizable 'first timeness'

climbing up inside you


 I taste seaweed and seawater, jade green and pine 

and all things I have my heart set on

in the spirit of evocation

and the pealing of bells

I am authentically pure, ringingly



~ Maddie ~ 

  'I am not a painter, i am a poet and if i can't be the poet I will be the poem'

Madelyn Mulvaney is a writer, photographer, and the creator of the 'Persisting stars' online photography courses.  Her photography is represented by Getty Images and can be seen in publications and on book covers around the world.  She is particularly fond of morning coffee, swing dancing, polaroids, poetry and loooooong roadtrips. Madelyn lives in a house by the sea filled with art, music and laughter with her beautiful daughter Tess and son Noah and a labradoodle named Roxy.
She is currently working on her book 'The Art of Living Cheerfully'.   Madelyn can be found at her website

Reader Comments (6)

This is my favourite of the self love posts. As someone who frequents the wilds, it really resonated with me. It reminded me of the salmon graveyard & all the sacred moments communing with nature. I meet myself along the path.

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLelainia

The photographs are incredible!

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGotham Girl aka Robin


February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCHRISSY

Beautiful !

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBella


! Vivienne!

thank you so much for welcoming here in such a beautiful gathering of soulful and inspiring

when I think of you, I am reminded over and over that celebrating your path in this world with an abundance of
self love illuminates love in everyone else



February 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermadelyn

oh wow ! beautiful !

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEvi

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