Thursday, February 05, 2009

Thursday Poem - Invocation to the Guardian

You who were with me before I was born,
dark shining on dark,
be with me now.
You who will stay with me after I die,
light traveling on light,
be with me now.

You who are nameless
in the marketplace of ten thousand things,
how shall I call you?
You who are invisible between the stars,
how shall I see you?

You who nurture me with silent wisdom,
speak to me now.
I am listening beyond the sounds of night,
I am looking beyond the sights of the day.
You who fill the infinite void,
travel small on my shoulder now,
show me the way.

Dolores Stewart
Invocation to the Guardian from Doors to the Universe
(reprinted with permission)

This exquisite volume of poetry was recently published by Bellowing Ark Press, and every lyrical word within its pages is magical and transforming.

8 comments:

Suzanne said...

I felt that poem someplace deep inside. Thank you, Cate.

Quiet said...
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Quiet said...

Beautiful poem and photograph. Thank you.

Wren said...

I love the photo and the poem. Thank you for the introduction to bellowing ark press.

Anonymous said...

This is very beautiful Cate, thank you for sharing this. I feel these words tugging at me, like Suzanne. Thank you.
Louise - A Soul Sister Always

Prairie Star said...

Wow!! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful, stunning poem.

Much love.

Sky said...

the poetry and the image are beautiful. i am always so glad i came here and leave enriched every time. :)

the photograph below is exquisite, cate.

utopianfragments said...

this is very beautifl poem.

you have very nice blog with some really great photos.