Amy Aves Challenger

Amy Aves Challenger

@amyaveschallenger

Huffpost contributor, painter, poet expat living in Zürich, photo-crazed, over-thinker; Normal is boring. Seek change.
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...every feather whisks the whipped cream sky and feet fling toward us but glory leaves no trace bird angels watch our reflections slowly slip and sometimes beaks bleat out warnings are shrill but the deaf toss old crumbs and glowing butts, they blow smoke and plod forward taking pictures and time while giving only deep scars to a forgiving land ... ©amyaveschallenger po poetrycommunity writersofinstagram outdoors nature bird birds beach soul animals meditation zürich seagull photooftheday photography

1 Hours ago
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... a minute just died an idea passed on a gull dove by and hope was cast into a wilderness of selfies (oh please save us from the selfies)... I want to breathe in the gentleness of land, I want to die away from the forgotten, I want to sink into unpopular simplicity ... ©amyaveschallen simplicity outdoors nature escape soul meditation poetry amwriting poet writersofinstagram poetsofinstagram water switzerland zürich

22 Hours ago
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...who bothers with dead leaves warming a soul, comforting soles in crackled rhythms... and who sees the day swim on, elegant owl, catching light and gulls and moths in her silver wings; who watches an afternoon rest on a golden pillow, feathers barely blue sweeping the lake, dusting masts and bows and sails, nuzzling swans and meadows ...the children cry, a collie yaps, autos mutter on, and I wonder who is watching... ©amyaveschallenger writersofinstagram amwriting zürich switzerland travel sailing lake pfaffikersee sunset see soul meditate poetry poetry poetrycommunity poem outdoors nature sunset

2 Days ago
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... feet clap along cobblestone smoothed by poets and painters their hope still circling in chattering currents, and words pull down the idea that ideas are dead and can you believe cafes stools stand where thoughts clamored in Hugo Ball's cardboard suit, in frustration with nations, with greed with rulers of time running on and on and generations passing this way and that... (Dada is just a word, yet minds can't close once the light gets in) ... writersofinstagram amwriting poetryisnotdead poetry poem writing zürich switzerland art kunst photography night city ideas

2 Days ago
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... why not angels when purple petals wave at the sky and green grace surrounds the graves and even me why not angels when the world is this angry but bells ring again and again and a ruffled light comes up over this field and little me one more time and my tears taste like that flower, like heaven ...why not angels ©amyaveschallenger writ poetry poetsofinstagram outdoors nature soul faith meditation flowers switzerland zürich writing poem poems heaven

3 Days ago
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... swallow our wishes in your great blue body and in a thousand years (when we flit up there) please remind us of the gifts we desired, of the love we dreamed... of the good we hoped to do... tell us of the humans we wanted to be when we exhaled ... prayers dream sky wish poem flower photography zürich writersofinstagram poetry poetsofinstagram amwriting writerscommunity flowers humanity

3 Days ago
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... you can't skip without a heart and rocks can't glide across water without faith that the the heavy, the lonely, the lost will rise again ... ©amyaveschallenger.c poetry poetrycommunity poem hope faith love family parents photography photooftheday photographer chambéry dream soul childhood

4 Days ago
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i wanted to slip this lake, this light, this mountain into my bag bring it to the doubters, share it with the loveless, pour it on the angry, wrap it round the lonely ... ©amyavesdesign.com chambery chambéry lake outdoors writersofinstagram amwriting nature travel mountains photography photooftheday water

6 Days ago
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... she sleeps in vast green cloaks, arms reaching over great crops of time heart pumping through me, as if it were mine ... amwriting geneva switzerland landscape photooftheday outdoors writersofinstagram poetry poetsofinstagram dreamer photography nature

8 Days ago
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9 Days ago
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... never thought we'd live that year never thought we'd be anywhere nearly like here (hope was just around the bend... in another country, a new street, new friend) ... photography expatlife brantome photooftheday france specialkid goodbyedepression love familypoems poetry

9 Days ago
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... flowers flocked in village song rousing sleepy shuttered homes, eternity lasted but a moment ... writersofinstagram amwriting brantome dordogne france poetry poem photooftheday photo flowers travel

9 Days ago
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...light finds you in such quiet rooms and windows open from dark minds, from bent dreams, from hard edges. shutters flip free like eyelids and hope streams down rivers of solitude. hands spread in wondrous petals for anyone needing to hold them... even the tightest fist, the stiffest body can shift with a current, can spring open again ... ©amyaveschallen writersofinstagram amwriting poetry poem photography photooftheday hope love faith soul meditation firstdraft

10 Days ago
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... take me with you make me your silver sky and every road can wrap us, fold us into this tiny home, this love without edges ... ©amyaveschallenger.c france dordogne photography photooftheday outdoors lake poetry amwriting writersofinstagram love

13 Days ago
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...if I'd known the doors were tucked away in all the brutal hours, in every muscle of discontent... always there .. ©amyaveschallenger ho poetry france🇫🇷 france poetsofinstagram amwriting photography photo travel travelphotography soul faith meditation

14 Days ago
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the field seemed secret to me, lifting her foggy blanket, whispering good morn to the cream colored cows, the bark of a hound the pear tree bathing in light in the start of a sleepy sweet country French day ... ©amyaveschallenger.com morning france countryside photography cows poet country poetry amwriting poetsofinstagram meditation outdoors outdoor

16 Days ago
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... hello space where France finds a final destination, located nowhere on a GPS nowhere in a list or a like or anywhere but love and a car clips under, carrying little me wanting every willow, every weed for a nest how blessed is this day ... france🇫🇷 blessed sunset poetry poetsofinstagram amwriting country meditation faith poem blessings photography photooftheday

16 Days ago
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i was digging into blue green canyons/ a daughter, a dog a song of autumn/ a performance of brilliant leaves/ the herds barely noticed our sound, our tiny steps deep in the trails of alpine dreams/ they chewed sweet time/ and we loosened our arms/ while the madness of men slipped away... ... poetry poetsofinstagram poetrycommunity poems amwriting adventure poetry alps switzerland klöntalersee faith hope soul

17 Days ago
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... the hours rain whispers of no return, no upward way so I'm a Queen Anne's lace or a bird or a glimmer of all that's inward I'm shattering moonlight I'm a pebble on pavement I'm diving drifts of free, finally free ... ©amyaveschallenger po dreamer poetry switzerland klöntalersee poetsofinstagram amwriting art philosophy faith meditation free poems

18 Days ago
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it seems that as we finally let go we fall into feathery pillows of sky and the pain has never been there really, it has only throbbed in the hands, in the heart, in the holding on ... ©amyaveschallenger.com poems poetry poem instapoet sky zürich switzerland soul meditation photooftheday sunset mind

21 Days ago
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...the path was smooth in heels and leaves and red memories burnt into rough pebbled ground... we found pine cone dreams and sweat of the fearless folding us in mountain blankets, into mossy secret kingdoms... klöntalersee klöntal poetry poem poetsofinstagram amwriting photography autumn mountains soul switzerland myswitzerland fall mountains alps

21 Days ago
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... my sight is restored by grey greater than me and blue sliding rock and clouds falling and stones rising and water caressing sore souls... feel how boulders spring high singing wild peaks and water covers every wrong and even sagging oaks listen to trouble, and this land accepts even us with an open heart ... ©amyaveschallenger.c poetry poems poetsofinstagram poem instapoet switzerland klöntalersee adventuretime hiking outdoors photography

22 Days ago
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we watched every loss of life and love and time sink into a sublime blaze called day where blue and gold melted to navy half-moon dreams and memories joined with the stars, scattering tomorrow in handfuls ... ... ©amy aves challenger poems poetry outdoors photography instapoet instapoetry amwriting writersofinstagram writing poetrycommunity inspire inspiration mindfulness faith sun zürich dream soul

24 Days ago
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...morning flew beneath spokes, under rocks through wide green exhales full of God... Sunday was purple, was me, was a dove jeweled day flapping free ... ... ©amy aves challenger poems poetry outdoors photography instapoet instapoetry amwriting writersofinstagram writing poetrycommunity inspire inspiration mindfulness faith sunday church wildflowers zürich mountainbike soul

29 Days ago
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... white castles rose in the morning sky and green carpets invited a new day in foggy wings, in forest fur and I wondered if peace could fly here, could clouds lend their souls to the greedy, the men who do harm, could bleating lambs finally come down from the hills... ... ©amy aves challenger poems poetry outdoors photography instapoet instapoetry amwriting writersofinstagram writing poetrycommunity inspire inspiration mindfulness faith peace autumn alps switzerland america mountains freedom soul

31 Days ago
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...when did we abandon/ our legs locked in ground/ to a race/ to a man/ to a clicking, heeled sound/ when did we cease/ to stare at the sky/ from inside of ourselves from our innermost eye... ... ©amy aves challenger zürich poems poetry outdoors photography instapoet instapoetry amwriting writersofinstagram writing poetrycommunity inspire inspiration mindfulness faith female wonder

32 Days ago
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we've gathered here, our arms familiar and free and flapping in fall breeze as if mothers could make the children safe and stalks of petals could hold the sun and gold could grow as strong as God and we could make men soft like kids, like fields, like flower dreams ... ©amy challenger flowers sunflower poetry poem poems switzerland meditation faith amwriting writersofinstagram poet photography photooftheday soul

34 Days ago
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who offers such sky to the wandering soul laying flat every plank for the wanting to go, who sighs clouds of silver encrusted with gold who drapes arms so low as if this, we might hold ... ©amy aves challenger soul faith sky water zürich switzerland poetry poetsofinstagram poem photooftheday

38 Days ago
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the least among us waited there great but barely seen, born of light yet flat upon dusty pavement... the great hid beneath the glamour, deep under the jangle, pressed into the heels of blue red gold city, waiting to be found again ... poetry poems faith zurich light zürich photography photooftheday city meditation soul life hope

39 Days ago
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Great performance and much laughter for every age at zirkos chnopf zurich switzerland circus performance photography fun entertainment zürich

40 Days ago
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go to the outer limits the border that holds your breath, like your own bouquet of dreams it waits... get off the road, and kneel if you will beside it flit above it, press your ear down in and find the hum of this velvet toned place... it's here where you dwell ... poetry poetrycommunity soul cycle adventure switzerland thebeautifulswitzerland zurich amwriting faith grateful poem photo nature

41 Days ago
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... there wasn't a star to follow or a pastor or a president or a paycheck or a child or two or three or a teacher or a man or a mom or a friend (Wish I'd known nobody knew where we were going,) but we made it... we are blessed. we are here. ... ©amy aves challenger soul journey poetrycommunity poetry switzerland adventure faith

42 Days ago
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... gold flowers sang in the wild from podiums of grass, they preached each hour for those who listened of death impossible in the new life, blooming back for another season, of every colored thing pressed against one another in pale blue, grey green radiant love ... ©amy aves challenger poems poetry outdoors photography instapoet instapoetry amwriting writersofinstagram writing poetrycommunity inspire inspiration mindfulness faith flowers switzerland zurich thebeautifulswitzerland

43 Days ago