the sound of wisdom

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
the sound of wisdom

i hear the sound 
in the quiet of morning
not angry voices
sharp and biting and mean
no, it’s a soft reverberating
embracing and kind
the sound of wisdom,
the whispers of my heart 
echoing against my being

melting together

Corfu, Greece, from Hotel Levant, Pelekas
melting together

I long for
  his heart
    to open
      like a gate
        onto an open prairie
          covered with wildflowers. 
          Where,
         we can meet
      and melt into each other
    like the sun and sky
 at dusk. 

Just a little love poem I wrote…

It’s also part of a collection I put together called All the Shapes of Joy.

Cousins

Doolin, County Clare, Ireland

This poem was written in response to a prompt in How to Write Poetry: A Guided Journal with Prompts to Ignite Your Imagination related to imagery. The recommendation was to make a list of images conveying grief, anger and love ( I added delight since that is what I happened to be feeling a the time), and then exploring what they have in common.

Cousins
 
I grieve
with a deep ache
a longing for something lost;
I hold an emptiness
as thick as a 500-year old tree.
 
I delight
with a child’s joy
a spontaneous spirit;
an unbound energy
as light as the free-flowing air we breathe.
 
I anger
filled with fear
a disconnect with my Self;
an instant reaction
as sharp as the blade of the kitchen knife.
 
I love
my heart wide open
a need to touch something true;
feeling for solid ground
as real as the earth below my two feet.
 
In life’s vast field,
grief and delight, anger and love
play like cousins
in the grass of spring.

This poem is part of an online collection I call Meditative Blossoms.