The true ease of myself

“The Rose” by Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)
Near this rose, in this grove of sun-parched, wind-warped madronas,
Among the half-dead trees, I came upon
the true ease of myself,

As if another man appeared out of
the depths of my being,

And I stood outside myself,
Beyond becoming and perishing,
A something wholly other,
As if I swayed out on the wildest wave alive,
And yet was still.
And I rejoiced in being what I was

lily of the valley

Stepping backward in surprise
I see
reflective radiance all around me,
and within.

I can touch so deeply now,
feel so fully,
breathe so watchfully,
within knowing
and
unknowing.

I have been to
secret places
of stillness,
petal soft
shimmering vistas,
where
the true ease of myself
exists,
not in attachments
or appearances,
or needs to impress.

For when I’m uncomfortable in my own skin
around you,
I will shed,
and underneath the tender parts
I smart,
because I desire
to relinquish
duplicitous belief.

For now,
I am in harmony with all that is,
an earth symphony…
the lily of the valley
swaying
and pirouetting
in my own loveliness,
unblemished by temporal things,
I call out to you,
as you dart between my graceful finery,
to sup on my ambrosia.

You have tutored me
in the fine art of gratitude,
unencumbered
by gravity
or condemnation,
as you fly
and gather
and settle upon
my most exquisite flower.

You who are just as lovely as I,
you reach into my belonging,
our souls awash
with kindness
and compassion.
We are augurs of the divine,
not bound by structure
or affluence,
freed from intransigent belief,
just coalescing with the simplicity of being,
of loving
of praising,
alive in our own eternal essence…

Leave it all behind…

“I’ll decide
In a moment’s time
To turn away
Leave it all behind”
― Moby

indigo

Plunged into saffron ambiance, on luminescent plains,
watercolored tinctures,
freed from unbearable pain!

Absorbed by dew-eyed appearance, drenched in lavender shades,
from indigo vistas
I’m imbued in serenades….

Multicolored wonders in meadows of tomorrow,
brushing away the gravity of dreadful sorrow!

Ethereal impressions that made an imprint
the veil between us
becoming indistinct…

and from meandering estuaries,
warm tears have flowed
in crystal reservoirs, where limpid dreams explode!

Treasures of eternity move in a boundless expanse.
In diaphanous sunlight,
I merge with sacred dance!

A meeting of kindred minds…

“The path to the soul is through the heart.”
– Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul 

like minds

a meeting of kindred minds
to leave disconnection behind
and contemplate yonder bliss
with the tenderness of a lover’s kiss

aligned with sights and sounds
breathing space of love abounds
ushered into the reverence for life
in mediations of a soul’s respite

 

A fleeting glance

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

clivia

These delicate blossoms flourish in the shade,
tucked beneath shrubbery
far from the glades.

In secret rendezvous’ where butterflies dance,
flaxen clivias hold a fragile stance.

an evanescent glow,
a lambent kiss,
blink only once
and you might just miss…
their golden attire in the afternoons
in a fleeting glance
they are gone too soon….

assimilated visions that leave a trace,
those breathtaking moments
of infinite grace..

Silent Sunday

“But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you.”
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

fields of daisies

I surrendered to the silence
of what I thought I knew.
In fields of luminous daisies,
I sensed a déjà vu!

I knelt on the ground
of boundless gratitude
a moment in time,
a divine interlude.

I had been here before,
beneath the sanguine skies
where flowers spoke of blessings
and love eulogized.

 

Visceral view

“May all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love.”
John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

visceral views 2

I stepped into transparency, so truth could be known,
this little girl standing
in a fearless zone!

My tears surrounded me in glistening lights,
pearls of wisdom,
a breathtaking sight!

Wild flowers swayed in captivating hues,
landscapes of heaven from a visceral view.

I dived into oceans of amazing grace,
eternally submerged
in a loving embrace.

I knew deep sadness would always remain,
he said I’d grow stronger,
I wasn’t afraid!

My truth spilled out across distant galaxies,
a conduit of all
unsaid maladies.

I looked in the heart of blood and tears,
where sacred fragments held
countless prayers.

and music resonated
in tinkling streams,
with passing reflections of liquid light beams.

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