Gentle Light

“May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.”
― John O’DonohueAnam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

monday

In the gentle light of Autumn,
on a clement afternoon,
I unravel secret oaths,
as I gaze towards the dunes.
Shells of enduring promise,
bask on the sands,
some scattered, some broken,
they make no demands.

The rumble of the ocean,
dulls the ache within,
ubiquitous memories,
softly stroke my skin.
I feel connected,
on the shores of this great expanse,
even the ground beneath me,
seems to understand.

©AllysoAlly2018

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Benediction

“With stillness comes the benediction of Peace.”
― Eckhart TolleA New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

pretence

He dismantled my ego
and carved out my pretence,
renewed my sense of holiness,
decreed that i am blessed!

He embraced me with compassion,
another way of seeing,
freed me from compulsions,
then repose engulfed my being!

Made powerless through adversity,
i was calmed in the storm,
i grew to love my sacredness,
and silence my outer form!

He wrapped me in His kindness,
with joy beyond my words,
quietened my ranting,
until stillness was all i heard………..

Photograph by David Herman
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Whispers from on high

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”
― Tom RobbinsStill Life with Woodpecker

caught up

i’m caught up in the moment,
captured by the song,
of effervescent laughter
a place where i belong.

within the fragrant cosmos,
whispers on the breeze,
running through the forests
trying to live in ease.

letting the stars contain me
on tranquil moonlit nights,
singing with cycadas
in the glow of candlelight.

connected to creation,
of velvet skies above,
i hear the ocean breathing
and know that i’m enough.

©AllysoAlly2017