Posted in Just outside my gate

Twinkling lights…

“I rest in the grace of the world and I am free.”
― Wendell Berry, The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

I settled
by night
in the tender fold
of twinkling lights
and the moon’s
soft hold…
I was touched
by the peace
of wild things,
the evening’s stillness
against my skin,
and
I sank into lawns
of emerald green,
with a tingly feeling
of the unseen,
when words mean less
than the movement
of love,
I’m bathed
in essence
of the stars above…

Posted in Just outside my gate

Elements of fluency…

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair”
– Khalil Gibran – The Prophet.

There was a gathering
of rose-colored clouds,
an octave of joy
spoken out loud.
a honeyed light
touching my skin,
graceful messengers
on butterfly wings..

and the element of fluency
was everywhere,
a sacred antidote
to human despair…

this celebration of immeasurable things,
freed me from the heaviness
of transient limbs…

©AllysoAlly2021

Posted in Dreaming while awake, Just outside my gate

Dreaming…

Day 8. Just outside the gate this morning…

“What do you dream about?”
she asked me,
I dream
of universal harmony,
a world sweeter
and kinder than this,
like stars colliding
when lovers kiss…

I dream of oceans
teeming with life,
no more hostility,
no more strife…

I dream of hunger
being a thing
of the past,
I dream of unity,
and peaceful forecasts…

Of love revivals
over all the Earth,
of great awakenings
of glorious rebirth…

©AllysoAlly2020

Posted in Africa, Just outside my gate, Where I live.

*Lobola

valuable daughters
the richness of Africa
tokens of repect

lobola

*Lobola; a bride price, typically of cattle, paid to a bride’s father.
THE traditional custom of lobola, also known as “bride-price” or “bride-worth”, may sometimes be misunderstood by western eyes but in African culture, it is a ritual that helps to bring two families closer together.
It is aimed at developing mutual respect, and showing that a woman’s future husband is capable of financially supporting his wife.
It is a token of thanks and appreciation on the groom’s part to the family of the bride for their care over her and for allowing her to become his wife.