Thursday, October 22, 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.


Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful!

Wendi said...

These are challenging times in my life, as well, Cate. Thank you for being here everyday with a little something to ease the soul along it's journey. It's much appreciated. ;-)

Manuela said...

stunning photo! it speaks the same language as the incantation.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I pass through your blog fairly regularly but needed to stop and tell you thank you...for the beautiful photo and one of the most perfect poems. Again, thank you.
Mary Ann

Delphyne said...

So beautiful and from the heart.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Cate, thank you for sharing.
It speaks - deep in the heart and soul - to this One Woman.

Unknown said...

A beautiful atmospheric shot and a beautiful poem... just lovely!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful piece! It soothes and brings welcomed comfort to this anxious heart.

Wishing you a blessed day, my dear, and sending much love. May you feel some soothing and comfort this day as well.

Rowan said...

These are really beautiful words with an equally beautiful photograph to accompany them.

restoration42 said...

Words of power and comfort. Thank you.