Distance

Between heaven and earth
a story is unearth
Between past and present
a sailing is sent
Between here and there
a distance is clear
Between a moment and forever
a struggle so clear

Sometimes heaven and earth met
when a story is broken and lit
Sometimes past and present collide
when the sailing subside
Sometimes here and there is near
when the view is clearer
Sometimes a moment and forever is eternity
when the struggles become infinity

So move heaven and earth boldly
for your story to be told oddly
So hold the past and present sincerely
for your sailing to be done completely
So break the here and there completely
for your distance to be moved effortlessly
So create a moment and forever lovingly
for your struggles to be over definitely

The photos are the spectacular view of Uluwatu Temple, in Bali.

It has a remarkable high setting at the edge of a cliff and overlooking the waves of the Indian Ocean.

It gives you a great sense of spiritual renewal regardless of your religious affinity. The sound of the splashing waves makes you in closer contact with the unknown.

It is without a doubt a manifestation of the wonders of nature.

One attraction not to miss in Uluwatu Temple is the traditional Balinese dance call Kecak dance which is scheduled after the sunset.

These performances are obviously for tourist benefit only and are not spiritually significant to the temple.

It is worthy to note that there’s no public transportation to get to Uluwatu Temple and going back into town will be difficult without any prearranged ride or taxi. A guide is not necessary but can be helpful.

P.S.

It is a beautiful place to find a quiet spot and write poetry

30 Comments

  1. Winnie says:

    Beautiful place and beautiful words, Mich. Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„β€οΈ

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    1. michnavs says:

      Merry Christmast too Winnie..

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  2. Beautiful images of the beach view! Ah, His creations displays His glory in the earth. Not supportive of the traditional dance for that’s another story by it’s self. God bless & thanks for sharing! πŸ˜€

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  3. calmkate says:

    Love your soul searching poem, you sound relaxed so the break is doing you good!
    Take care ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      It really relaxing kate…thank you..

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  4. Merry Christmas!

    I can see how such a place and view inspired you to write this poem. So beautiful! πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Merry Christmas to you too..😊😊😊

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      1. Thank you! πŸ˜€

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  5. Amazing settings and amazing words! Heart-touching, Mich! Thank you for sharing!
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks too Carolyn for the warm comments always…πŸ˜€

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you..merry christmas too

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  6. Great poem and I’m glad you enjoyed your travel to Bali Island.
    Regards from Indonesia and I wish you having a great year in 2020.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much…Bali is such a wonderful place to relax and enjoy..

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      1. Yes, it’s still become the number one place to visit in Indonesia. Bunch of tourists come to that island and enjoying the magnificent view there.

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  7. murisopsis says:

    It looks wonderful! I’ve never been to Bali – if I were to go I think I’d skip the dance to watch the sun set over the water!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you its a beautiful place to converse with nature…and not to mention Balinese people are really warm and kind

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  8. Gina says:

    wow what a piece, like molten lava filing the cracks of a frozen heart! love the passion in the words Mich, standing at the edge of the world, between evil and good, this must have truly inspired you. I see you are making the most of your vacation. this is one of your best poems yet my dear – truly outstanding-love the photos so much too. Miss you sweetheart!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Gina..it warms my heart to know you love this piece…i am indeed having the best time here..

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  9. Kally says:

    May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Mich!

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  10. A piece of heaven seems to exist in Bali! Your poems about your trip are like sunshine, and I’m glad you enjoyed your time there.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Been there Rose?…

      I don’t know if its just me but, there is something diffirent (in a good way) about this island..😊😊

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      1. I haven’t been there! Looks beautiful. I’m not an enthusiastic traveler; I’m kind of a wimp. I travel within the US, but man, Bali sure looks amazing!!

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      2. michnavs says:

        You sure try….it might change the way you feel about traveling…😊😊😊

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  11. Jules says:

    Your photos remind me of Maui… The best tourist island of Hawai’i – though there are resort areas that one can’t freely enter. When I was there I had walked up to a unique peak that was off the beaten path – we had a little guide book that told us how to get there. It was said to be a sacred space once – everything was bleached white by the sun. I could only imagine what might have happened there…

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohh you made me wanna go there…i am sure its magnificent as well..thank you Jules.

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  12. iidorun says:

    Hi Mich! I’m finally caught up on your posts. I am so glad I read this one last. I loved it! The recurring theme/words really honed in the imagery. Bali sounds like a magical place!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Irma…it was really magical and we had the best time there.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you😊

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