Into the Soul - Spiritual Poetry

These poems are what arrive when I invite that "something deeper" to speak - that blessed madness that spins planets and curls toes. Feel free to share your thoughts on them. (...and thanks for all the great feedback. I don't always have time to comment back -- but know that I am most grateful!)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

At Home In the Silence

It's as simple as this...

dawn is your wake-up call

the stars are the lamp beside your bed

shake your bones regularly against the earth

to ensure the life still flows through them


you should melt more --

water yourself a tree or an ocean

or a parched stranger

maybe you'll become a saint

or be a bastion of sweet laughter

for a frowning world

and no words in any combination

can match a well-timed smile.

Learn to be silent

and traverse that inner cave

spelunking across the great granite

crevasses of your soul

because not even a Senegal,

with its drum troops

and thunderous rattlings of

griots with koras

can equal the goliath reverberation

of the one that makes their home

in the silence.