Monthly Archives: April 2013

Focus on your Form, not your target.

Focus on your Form, not your target.

Master canoe builder Keola Sequeira, one of Hawaii’s celebrated wood craftsmen shows us his favorite pastime and family tradition, the Japanese art of Kyudo.


Dove True Beauty Sketches

Dove True Beauty Sketches

How we see ourselves is very important, our judgment and inner language can truly be a lens through which we see ourselves and others. We are beautiful and others see this beauty.

New Cold Misty Day Haiku


Read the Haiku at my An Illuminated Path of Heart blog

~ David Anthony Martin
copyright 2013


This haiku is part of my current notebook. I have a manuscript, Deepening the Map being considered for publication, another manuscript, Owl Light nearly ready to submit and well on my way with this next notebook toward another manuscript in the works. I am also making marked headway on my novel Lost Dog and frequently contributing to my novel jam and very excited to have dreamed an epic dream which i am excited to write into an amazing novel or series called searth. More on that later.

If you like this poem, consider reading a few of my new poems on my blog and checking out my book Span (Rhizome Publishing 2011, 2012) which will soon be out of print, but currently can still be purchased as an eBook and read on most devices or as a beautiful paperback to be held in your hands and taken with you on your day.  The cover art by Mathias Valdez of Last Leaf Printing takes the book as object” concept to a lovely level.  Span also makes a great, inexpensive gift for the book or nature lover on your list.

If you are unable to find a distributor with available copies, I do have a few copies left at home, contact me to purchase them via my blogsite and PayPal.


Silver, now and then


An unpublished poem of mine, “silver, now and then” has been selected and is posted to the Library’s (PCCLD) Website to celebrate National Poetry Month this week. It is one of my rare poem for me in that it is less Lyric than it is Imagistic yet still speaks story.

Remember those New Year’s Resolutions?



Spring is a time of reawakening.

Just as the Earth is waking up and the life force in dormant seeds has begun to work toward germination and sprouting this is a time when we can begin to see some changes in the areas of our life we were working on. On hikes I find myself eyeing the buds on the tips of the cottonwood branches and watching for the aspen catkins to pop open. When I am in the yard I examine the garden beds for sprouts, gauging the progress the poppies are making and searching for early signs of crocuses or daffodils.

It’s a great time to check in on those critical areas of Family, Finance, Health, Relationships and our various goals and to do lists. How are we doing? What can we see as “markers” that progress is being made in these areas or other parts of our life. Are we making decisions and taking action in the direction of our dreams? Do we need to change direction a bit, slow down or speed up? Do we need to redirect a bit more of our time or energy in a particular direction or maybe just get back on track?



“Change your thoughts, change your life.”
~Wayne Dyer

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