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LISTEN by Lana Maree Haas

One of my deepest needs is to be surrounded by beauty and to see and hear, and feel beauty…

Yet, sometimes when I look around me I see a dirty house, unfinished chores and errands yet to be run, and my own personal needs untended to as well and it can be overwhelming. Still, I do believe I can find beauty in the smallest things. And when I don’t see anything beautiful, I make something that’s beautiful to me. And there you have it! That’s why I wrote this poem: To create some beauty in my day!
Moon Goddess by Lisa Saraswati Devi Photography

by Lana Maree Haas

shall we create beauty today,
like trees do,
in the root and the sway?

shall we dance like stars tonight,
so distant, so far,
so real and surreal,
landing in our feet and pulsing in our heart?

shall we create the cosmos,
the planets,
the moonbeams, the galaxy?
moving in some ethereal quality,
unreachable, unteachable, crescendoing cacophony?

booming, bursting blossoms,
silent radiant bombshells,
opening to penetrating sunbeams, 
sacred unfathomable creations of beauty!

flowers flowering gracefully posing,
shall we listen to them opening and closing!?
Lotus by Lisa Saraswati Devi Photography

Lana Maree is a Kirtan Artist, Singer, Songwriter, and Poet. She is a massage therapist and also practices Reiki and Sound Healing using Reiki and her voice. All of her life she's had melodies coming to her, and through her. She loves singing, creating, and caring for people. She studied music as a child and young adult (singing and classical guitar). After her first CD "Stardust and Moonbeams" she attended a Spirit Voyage retreat in Costa Rica with Snatam Kaur and Guru Ganesha. She fell in love with chant and came home to form her band "The Sonic Mystics" a group of beautiful, chant-loving and talented musicians. They have been part of a formative movement to bring kirtan and chant to the midwest. Their fans kept asking for a CD, and "Riotous Singing!" was created and released in 2014. Track 3 "Peace and Harmony", which placed won a place in a Spirit Voyage contest, is featured and sung by Snatam Kaur on her album "Songs for Khalsa Youth Camp". Her poetry has always inspired her songwriting and chanting puts her in a space of pure creativity where words and sounds flow freely. Connect with Lana on Facebook, or listen to her music here.  

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