Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday Poem - Clearing

I am clearing a space
here, where the trees stand back.
I am making a circle so open
the moon will fall in love
and stroke these grasses with her silver.

I am setting stones in the four directions,
stones that have called my name
from mountaintops and riverbeds, canyons and mesas.
Here I will stand with my hands empty,
mind gaping under the moon.

I know there is another way to live.
When I find it, the angels
will cry out in rapture,
each cell of my body
will be a rose, a star.

If something seized my life tonight,
if a sudden wind swept through me,
changing everything,
I would not resist.
I am ready for whatever comes.

But I think it will be
something small, an animal
padding out from the shadows,
or a word spoken so softly
I hear it inside.

It is dark out here, and cold.
The moon is stone.
I am alone with my longing.
Nothing is happening
but the next breath.

Morgan Farley

3 comments:

Barbara R. said...

The medicine wheel of our existence. Just as you say, becoming.

Mystic Meandering said...

Powerful words - "I am ready for whatever comes..." Have been pondering this myself, peering into the unknowns of the coming year. Can't say I am ready - not many of us can, I don't think... But look at you! You have peered into the "darkness" and "found another way to live" - to move through it all with grace... Bows to you _/\_

Kiki said...

Beauty both, in a marvellous nature-Take and poem - we are a few days in native Switzerland and not a snowflake in sight..... - I gorge on your winter-beauties. Thank You